I smoked weed everyday for six months straight and then maybe four times a week for two months after. About the end of the last two months, I gradually started hearing voices. Now it\'s been two months later and I still hear voices. I was put on Geodon but I believe I don\'t have Schizophrenia. The voices only talk when I think or go in the \"sleep\" zone of the brain. They also don\'t really talk; the voices say what I\'m thinking and sometimes will say something back that I did not think. Please help me out. Thank you. P.S.- My vision sees "spirits" flying by when I'm focusing on what's in front of me. Similar to little flashes I guess you could say. Did I smoke laced weed? Or is this simply from the weed because I do know that the voices are not real. Thank you again. And I also stopped using weed about two months ago.
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.
The symptoms of hearing voices are called auditory hallucinations. It is a form of hallucination that involves perceiving sounds without true auditory stimulus. The two most common causes are schizophrenia and mania.
I suggest you to get it evaluated from a psychiatrist. Treatment consists of antipsychotic medicines, cognitive behavior therapy and psychotherapy.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
Hi, it could help you to know that what you are describing seems to be accessing other dimensions in what scientists call 'the bulk'. Our universe is made up of slices, or 'branes', and we exist in one of those slices. What is usually dismissed as hallucination is more likely, in many circumstances, to be a form of intercommunication which our brains find themselves locked into, often with the help of weed which was after all a shamanistic drug before it became "recreational".
If you or any other sufferers of such symptoms would like to discuss this aspect, please first do a bit of research into branes and the bulk universe, then find me!
"psychosis". Funny word that one. All that they see is you on the outside doing things like "talking to yourself" or having "strange perceptions" like they call them.
But they see so little and how could one that sees so little ever know what a strange perception really was or the reasons that one talks to themselves or does certain "strange" things either.
Like a child trying to teach an adult really, thats what happens down here in our area, the children overrunning things, even threateningly so. They only base things on getting "high", and thats the only thing that they base any action on. What they eat, who they talk to or treat well, what they buy. It's all drugs to them and nothing more. How unwise they have made things, a true children of the corn scenario down here.
First thing is first, stop calling it "psychosis", and no, drugs do not cause it if in fact it is a bad thing.
Nothing more than bad dudes causing it really, otherwise it would be everyone. That is all that my "psychosis" was, a horrible creature of horrible things conversing with me, and I was no where near prepared for it, and thus I freaked out. They were so to speak not of love and thus not of truth, which they do indeed claim to have, but what would that be worth at all, truth for no reason is what it would be only.
Although other strange things can happen within the brain, what people usually call "psychosis", although there may actually be positive "psychoses", is only them and them alone. Who are they, well, they have been talked about before, all sorts of tales about them, even movies talk about them at times.
But it isn't the drugs at all, although they can make one ill, although you might look fairly "appetizing" while you are on them perhaps. But one could'nt say that they actually cause "schizophrenia" really. That would be impossible. Like saying that dressing a certain way can cause you to be attacked, makes no sense.
Not to say that drugs can't do strange things to a person.
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hey i am 24, i used to use alot of marijuana and other drugs when i was a teen ager, when i was about 19, when i would smoke weed and watch tv, the tv would say what i was thinking and read my thoughts i thought and when i tried to sleep to i thought people were picking up my thoughts like thought broadcasting, after years of smoking it i started getting panic attacks and feel like i was dying and got paranoid. my doctor says weed and other drugs can cause schiz/psychosis symptoms, i was put on antipsychotics too, i am now in recovery for addiction, and since i quite using drugs it is alot better.
Yay, the synchron of thoughts v the TV...! and other peoples' conversations when you're in public, and the appearance of objects that relate to what you're thinking - the world works this way all the time, but if you are tuned in to confusing frequencies of various dimensions at once it stands to reason that the synchronicities get a little scary! After all, how many options of what to think do we have at any one time, and of those options, what are the chances of dove-tailing thought with what goes on around us? Sometimes we notice it, sometimes we don't.
Xiafalcon - have you ever tried to convince others that the connections between your thoughts and what you see/hear are not coincidence? I've tried a few times with no luck. It's almost as if they aren't meant to see these connections, like some higher power is either protecting them or blinding them. Perhaps mental illness is the 'wilderness' referenced in the bible where the worthless servants are tossed.
You can help yourself out, but you have to take control. It's like being in orbit - the 'gravity' holding you there is the influence you are under, and everywhere you look you see confirmations again and again. Don't just listen passively to voices, engage with them (silently, or people will look at you funny.). Argue your case. They are not more powerful than you but it does feel that way. When you get thought-echo (your own thoughts pinging back at you) do something to distract your mind onto something practical - woodcarving, painting or taking engines to bits, anything will do. Echo is just annoying, it's not dangerous. Empower your mind to regain control of the situations you face and the synchronicities will be less alarming. Don't worry, that is the main thing. Don't let it panic you. Bring some laughter and lightness to the exchanges in your head and the whole picture looks a lot less black. I hope this is useful. I experienced these conditions for 18 months - that was 12 years ago and I have not been troubled with them since. Without ever touching anti-psychotics my brain stopped perceiving 'extra' conversations and these days synchronicity is something I smile at now and then.
I believe that all schizophrenics are subject to this enlightenment, but there are reasons why the world as it is does not see things this way. I have not heard voices for ten years, but I trust that what I learned from them will stand the test of time - so far it seems to have been well placed!
I feel for you dude. If Id smoked pure weed instead of skunk for four years I might not have been where I am now.
What you're describing sounds like schizophrenia, since if it was mania, you would also have described highly energetic states and euphoria.
Even if the voices you hear are only when you think.
Whats happening is that when you think, other systems in your brain that have no business being active are being activated, resulting in you hearing the voices.
The thoughts you didnt think are yours, its just that theyve been introduced involuntarily by a different area of your brain.
Its not the end of the world though dude. I cant speak for geodon but ive had great results with olanzapine and risperidone. it takes away a huge chunk of my symptoms, equipping me to better tackle the other symptoms.
Hope you pull through!
I used to smoke pot and never heard voices, i was not using when i started hearing them, contrary to medical advice, i will tell you that it is a form of either technology or biological renetorwking of the brain by beings we attract by our actions or thoughts. they attack our reality this way to ruin or dominate it. Dont let them tell you your mentally ill. Take the chips out by thinking them out of you, you need to use your imagination to envision the look and location of the chip inside and make it go somewhere else, this will make them quiet or go away, try around the back of your neck first.
My advice, learn to live with them. Cope with them and be yourself, they sound like they're little fragments of you that aren't entirely syncopated to your thoughts. You need to quiet your thoughts, to center your body, and to feel free expressing your own real sound in order for them to dissolve. clinically we attempt to remove them like bone-spurs, but wholistically, stimulus does not go away just because you numb it, and if the stimulus is your own thoughts, well you can numb that too.
Get in tune with yourself so you don't need them anymore. Know what you know instead of just thinking-sterbating about what rationally would be the right thing to do, ten seconds too late.
Keep in mind what Einstein said: "The Intuitive mind is a Divine Gift, and the Rational mind: A Faithful Servent."
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