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Sanity intact?

Posted In: Mental conditions 16 Replies
  • Posted By: depression.my.killer
  • August 9, 2008
  • 07:08 PM

I'm now questioning my sanity. I've gone back to seeing things that arn't there and hearing things that I don't think I should. I've began to talk aloud to my self, or just flat out carry on a two-sided conversation in my head. It's rather creepy, how I refer to myself as 'We' again. Me and my brain are not the same. It feels like two different things, so I end up with 'We' instead of 'I' sometimes. If anyone is reading this, if anyone can help me understand what is wrong, please tell me! I'm begging here... Please...

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  • Hi, how are you feeling today? Have you had this condition for a long time, or is it new? If it is new, it might be related to another illness, as yet undetermined. Have you talked with your doctor? It's important to share your thoughts with someone you trust; that keeps them from being so scary.If you are under a lot of stress, you can develop these symptoms. Also, if you have had a head injury. If you take any recreational drugs, or alcohol, STOP! That can make it worse. Please consider seeing your doctor or a psychiatrist you trust. If you do have a mental condition, medication will help a lot, and you can get on with your life. Good luck Marionstar
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • August 13, 2008
    • 10:32 PM
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  • I have had this for almost a year now. Do you think it could be related to my depression? I have tried to tell my therapist, but I guess he's not too keep on addressing it... I'm always under stress, so that makes a lot of sense, but then why didn't it show up earlier? I haven't had a head injury that I can think of... As for drugs or alcohol, I am WAY underage for that. I don't drink. If you can think of an medical condition or other wise that would have to do with this, please let me know. I thank you for your time.
    depression.my.killer 11 Replies
    • August 14, 2008
    • 05:42 PM
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  • Dear depression.my.killer: Thanks for keeping in touch.Severe depression can cause these symptoms, but there are also medical conditions that can cause it, including Lyme disease, collagen vascular disease --a type of arthritis, you would probably have some symptoms -- thyroid conditions, other endocrine problems. I don't know what your physical condition is. At least have a medical evaluation in addition to seeing a therapist. Marionstar
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • August 15, 2008
    • 11:25 PM
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  • I am very grateful for your opinion. Thank you again. Just wondering, can Lyme disease, arthritis, endocrine problems, and thyroid conditions show up in a 13 year old?
    depression.my.killer 11 Replies
    • August 16, 2008
    • 03:18 PM
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  • Hi, D.M.K, Certainly, any number of medical problems can occur in a 13 year old; I don't know if male or female, but still, need to get a medical evaluation. The physical symptoms will lead the doctor to whatever tests he should do. However, Lyme disease is a very tricky illness, with often bizarre symptoms. Particularly, if this came on all of a sudden, it seems reasonable to evaluate for possible medical problems. Marionstar
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • August 16, 2008
    • 11:21 PM
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  • Thank you Marionstar. I think I'm going to talk to my therapist about getting a evaluation done the next time I see him. Thank you again. :D
    depression.my.killer 11 Replies
    • August 17, 2008
    • 03:35 PM
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  • Hi, DMK, glad to hear from you. Let me know how it goes. Marionstar
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • August 18, 2008
    • 00:23 AM
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  • What things did you see that were not there? And what things did you hear that you did not think you should? It sounds like you have some schizophrenic tendencies, but not the full blown condition.
    Non Servium 85 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 11:02 PM
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  • Hi, DMK, hopefully you are doing better since you haven't posted in a while. Are you still seeing and hearing things that are not there? It is important that you discuss this with your psychiatrist.Non servium is correct that "seeing and hearing things that are not there" can be part of schizophrenia; however, these symptoms can also occur with severe depression and even with severe stress. Remember, a diagnosis is only important when it is part of a plan to get well. Take care. Marionstar
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • September 19, 2008
    • 02:47 AM
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  • Heh heh... Sorry I haven't posted lately, but I'm actually doing better now... I have a funny feeling that my problem was severe stress/depression, but sense I've joined a martial arts class, I've began to relax. It's wonderful! Thank you all for helping me.
    depression.my.killer 11 Replies
    • September 19, 2008
    • 07:54 PM
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  • Hi, DMK, glad you're better. Keep up the exercise and positive stuff; you'll continue to feel better. Marionstar
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • September 19, 2008
    • 08:53 PM
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  • I will. Thank you so much again. You've been a big help to me. Hopefully I shall hear from you again some day. See you in later days! ~Depression.My.Killer
    depression.my.killer 11 Replies
    • September 19, 2008
    • 09:01 PM
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  • Keep us posted, and we'll keep in touch. It's good to have contact! :cool:Marionstar
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • September 20, 2008
    • 01:56 AM
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  • Onset of schyzophrenia. Most probable cause judging from your list of symptoms which are textbook. You should get a good psychiatrist ASAP. Schyzophrenia is a psychosis and it has to be treated with drugs - earlier the better. You have to rule that out first because if you really have it (and it truly sounds like that) time plays against you. I don't want to scare you but it is very serious mental illness and if you have symptoms like this you should definitely seek medical help. It can threaten your sanity indeed ...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 9, 2008
    • 06:39 AM
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  • hey DMK i have had the exact same thing happen to me, im gouing through a rough patch right now and am thinking of taking up a self defence class to get me out of the house for a little while, would you say it has helped you lots?if you ever feel like its coming back please feel free to talkVampireQueen x
    VampireQueen 7 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
    • 02:53 PM
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  • VampireQueen,Personally, I think that it would help you to take a self-defence class, especially if you are dealing with a lot of stress. It helped me get into proper physical shape and gave me a good way to chanal all my stress and anger. Really, if you're a stressed out person and they give you a legal way to beat the crap out of something, take it! It is a very effective way to get out some of the repressed feelings the day sets on you. Not only will you fell less stress but you will also feel better about yourself with a good physical workout.Do try to find some one who will command respect though, they are the best teachers. Watch a class or two of their's before you jump right too it. Good luck in your search! Depression.My.Killer
    depression.my.killer 11 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
    • 07:54 PM
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