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Any recommendations as to how to outright end hallucinations

Postby OhItsThatGuyAgain » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:53 pm

I’ve been hallucinating almost non-stop for over 400 days. Visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, even chronoceptive hallucinations. I’m hallucinating right now as I write this. Luckily, the hallucinations aren’t quite as intense so as to prevent me from perceiving and interacting with the real world. My next appointment with my therapist is next month and with my psychiatrist is in July. As I write this I’m seeing apparitions and hearing voices commenting on what I’m writing about. Every once in awhile they quiet down to the extent that I feel as if they’re finally gone. This usually happens when I’m interacting socially with real human beings (whether it be on an interpersonal level or online); but, the hallucinations return almost shortly after I get home. Do any of you happen to known of a “quick fix” to get the hallucinations to go away for good? Preferably something that doesn’t involve medication (I’m not taking any antipsychotics and haven’t since early-2019) and is relatively safe and easy to do? Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Any recommendations as to how to outright end hallucinations

Postby Sunnyg » Sun May 02, 2021 1:01 pm

Hi there,

Talking on the phone helps me. Staying present in the moment in conversation with connection is some of the best medicine. There are warm lines staffed at a lot of mental health centers. You could volunteer or try working for one and possibly even do it remotely in your community. Hope that helps.

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Re: Any recommendations as to how to outright end hallucinations

Postby CammieMe » Mon May 03, 2021 4:12 am

Sunny has some great points. I definitely agree with talking and having connections.
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Re: Any recommendations as to how to outright end hallucinations

Postby Snaga » Mon May 03, 2021 11:56 pm

Oh wow that's an excellent suggestion, Sunny!

I don't (think) I have hallucinations- realising of course if I did would I even know it?- but I do get... very odd in my thought patterns, if I'm alone for long stretches of time. Being around others does help me to keep my thoughts more ordered and 'normal'. So even though I'm not suffering from this particular malady I can attest to the idea Sunny put forth. Even if someone has a PD that causes them to be a loner, in the end we're a social species. And I do think human connections help to keep us grounded as individuals.
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