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going crazy??

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  • Posted By: moncat
  • January 10, 2007
  • 04:39 AM

I don't know what is wrong with me. Yes I have some anxiety, GABA helps a lot and so does XANAX but I don't like the side effects of the latter. I have some depression but the symptom that bothers me the most is that I feel like I can't stand anymore noise. Today just lying on my bed in a silent or near silent room, I felt like putting my hands over my ears and yelling "Everybody be quiet!". Yet if you asked me if I heard voices I would have to say no. I don't really hear anything, just the suggestion of voices and loud noise in my head. I tried to do a search for this symptom on the net but couldn't find a name for it. aAso I startle very easilly. It alarms me now that today for the first time I actually got startled by a sound that was not there, just like an imagined sound coming from my mind, yet I cannot say that I actually heard it. Is this what they mean by "hearing voices" or do people that hear voices actuall hear them? I feel like the torturers of some prison have been giving me maximum sound and noise torture for days and I cannot take it anymore. Also I do really have ringing in the ears, but checked out OK with the ear specialist. So what is it? I asked someone about the artist who painted the impressionistic painting with a man standing on a bridge making his mouth in an "O" or a scream, and in which the sky and everything is swirling, and in which he is covering his ears. (Who is that artist anyway, and was he mentally ill, if so with what?) I think that is how I feel. Does anyone recognize this feeling, and have a name for it? And what is my disease? I need help. I think this may be some kind of copper toxicity or something related.

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  • The painting you are refering to is called "Scream" and it is by Edvard Munch. Yes he did have depression, some may think bi-polar. I do not think you are crazy, if you are then I am too and also a few thousand other people. I am very sensitive to noise lately and getting really irritable because of it. I read that if you have a magnesium deficiency, it cause's noise sensitivity. It also may be the reason for the ringing ears. Look it up some, I am by no means a expert, I just looked up noise sensitiviy and thats what I got. It said to eat green veggies, or take supplements, maybe it will help. I think you can get them at the pharmacy or a health food store. I think I'll try it, if it works I'll let you know, or vice versa. Good luck
    crazybrazy 30 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 06:06 AM
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  • wow, wierd that I found this tread..... I too have the same symptoms.....I get in a pannic when I hear loud (or not) noises....ring in my ears for years now. docs have been stumped.......go figure.. recently I had an echo cardigram, came back taccycardia, dont know if it is related. on meds now bp meds and lexapro.....6 weeks and no help yet....errr. good luck, maybe one of us can find an answer??????? thanks for letting me vent.....:)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
    • 00:33 PM
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  • The noises might be from tinnitus. check it out and good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 04:25 AM
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  • i been dealing with this over 12 years. It is probably a depression thing. Ask your doctor about a depression check list and be really honest on it. Without my depression meds. i get very physically sick and my seratonin level is awful. I always take my meds. because of the side effects like you mentioned if I don't. good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 04:36 AM
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