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your visual hallucinations

Postby Son » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:45 pm

I've still experiencing visions, and they have been centered around: being outside and on the street. Yesterday I was seeing dark figures in the street and in the sky. This lasted for 15 minutes. Today I saw a black truck that disappeared after a few beats. They all have a very dream like quality to them. I don't think it's lack of sleep, I've been sleeping about 10-11 hours a night/day.

The content of these hallucinations is somewhat new to me. I've had the "shadow in the corner of my eye that moves" type a lot in the past. But these have a definite shape and are in the center of my vision.

I've seen Mexican deli workers in the city I used to live in, on break outside, that would also disappear as I walked down the street. I saw a woman in a colorful sweater in my apartment. She spoke to me.

I'm troubled by what's going on with me. I was in a suicidal rage earlier this week. And now this.

I suspect my generic Abilify, that I've now been on for a month, is not cutting it.

Now I'm wondering if anyone here has these kinds of visions. Do yours center around dark figures? How long do they persist? Seconds? Minutes? Hours?

And finally, what do you do about them? A friend suggested I practice mindfulness. I feel pretty aware of what's going on. Perhaps simple relaxation techniques will help calm me?
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Re: your visual hallucinations

Postby Pairou » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:34 pm

Relaxation techniques can't hurt.

I see black shadowy cats and people sitting in parked cars and sometimes shadows with nothing casting them. They usually just last a few seconds, unless I'm stressed out. Then they paralyze me.

I'm more prone to hearing things though.
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Re: your visual hallucinations

Postby Son » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:16 pm

Pairou wrote:Relaxation techniques can't hurt.

I see black shadowy cats and people sitting in parked cars and sometimes shadows with nothing casting them. They usually just last a few seconds, unless I'm stressed out. Then they paralyze me.

I'm more prone to hearing things though.


Thanks. Yeah mine are usually auditory too. I rarely have such developed visuals.
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Re: your visual hallucinations

Postby skilsaw » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:41 am

my visual hallucination is in the mirror.
I see a young guy with dark hair, rippling six pack and big shoulders.

Reality is not so nice.
Old guy.
Grey hair and a growing bald spot in the back... still invisible in the mirror though.
six pack has become a keg.
Big shoulders just a distant memory. Yesterday I picked up two 40 lb sacks of rock salt to use on the driveway when it gets icy. The cashier suggested I use a buggy to take it out to the car. So humiliating. But actually quite helpful.

I love the hallucination.
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Re: your visual hallucinations

Postby robbi » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:44 pm

Hi!
I hallucinate but mine are surreal I suppose.
My regular one is Grass. I see it crawling up walls, chairs, TV. I see it grow everywhere, if its on the ground it is held upright by a forest of gossammer threads - my best was GrassMan and his pet Clod. He looks like a male Brown Bear and was as big but with Grass instead of fur. I chat with him when he appears - the last time I was in hospital six floors up and he was floating outside the window. Everyone thought me Nuts and were probably right.

My other one is creating absolutely perfect documentaries of the 1930's produced on early colour film. They are amazing and absolutely perfect in every way; pictures, commentary, storyline et al. My most recent is a 15 minute interview with Adolf Hitler in the gardens below the Berghoff - in perfect colour and a full and complete script. When I play them back I can project them onto any surface or wall. All very weird! I do lots more but they come in bursts then go away. Bonkers!
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Re: your visual hallucinations

Postby Tyler » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:10 am

My visual hallucinations usually are silhouettes of people. They're either running towards me, away from me, or jumping through walls and what not. I've also seen animals in the past, but that was years and years ago, before I was medicated.

Thankfully, they don't last long. The silhouettes usually disappear after a few moments. They don't come up as often as they used to, but I agree, relaxation techniques couldn't hurt.
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Re: your visual hallucinations

Postby skilsaw » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:47 am

I can see your farts.
No kidding. Gross!

Ladies generally produce a pink cloud that sparkles as they dissipate. Remember Tinkerbell flying in the movie Peter Pan? That was gas!
Men, well it it not quite so nice. Kind of xxx rated. Small animals die.

Say no more, say no more.

I'm drunk. Happy but definitely over the limit.
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Re: your visual hallucinations

Postby Danc » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:05 pm

If I pass someone on the street, I wait a moment and then look back to make sure they're still there. Because a few times, they've disappeared. It made me very anxious at the time and I searched everywhere trying to find them.

I've seen shadowy figures in parked cars who disappear too.

Once I saw a bright blue meteor in the sky, but close, maybe 50 feet in front of me. It was gone quickly.

Mostly my hallucinations are tactile - crawling sensations, bugs in the ears.
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Re: your visual hallucinations

Postby Justddrown » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:51 am

I had a night of visual hullucinations last year. It was freaking weird. I was sleep deprived, laying on the couch. I was on mental overload, madness. I was googling the hell out of numerology and came up with my own form of math. Now using biblical dates I decifered a 10 digit number. I decided to text the number with the name of a website that’s tracking way too many squirrels. Naturally, I thought this is sex trafficking. So I texted the name of the “pet adoption company” which is probably legitimate business. Anyway I’m laying there and it’s 72 degrees in the house, I’m suddenly seeing my breath. Crazier thing is when I would breathe out heavier I’d see my breath form larger as opposed to a small breath. Then the air around me seemed to sway and for whatever reason I wasn’t freaked out at all. Kind of smiling and looking around. The wall was like a net or something looked like the matrix minus whatever the hell is going on in the matrix. Then I so a figure in the doorway of the bedroom so I think it’s my wife it was dark in the hallway but she didn’t walk down the hallway so I thought she just walked back into the room. She was sleeping. So I crawl into bed to shut my eyes and it looked like through my eyelids as if I were laying down with a light on. I’m starting to fall out and I hear “hey” so I again assume my wife. No she’s still sleeping. The following morning I woke up to a dead cat in my yard. So I buried it.
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Re: your visual hallucinations

Postby skilsaw » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:11 am

Justddrown,
I can see farts. You can see your breath.
Have you brushed your teeth lately? How bad is your breath?
Listerine kills 99% of odor causing bacteria.

Why do I say things that alienate people?
I was at a Christmas lunch yesterday and I got up to leave early. They play games after lunch that are boring. As I said good bye, one of the people asked "Why are you leaving early?" I answered, "I like to poop in my own toilet." I don't really care where I poop! Why did I say that?

I think one of the diagnostic criteria for Bipolar is "Puts mouth in motion before brain is in gear."
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