13. You know how you turn on a TV sometimes for background noise? I basically hear that.
“You know how you turn on a TV sometimes for background noise? I basically hear that, mindless chatter that I always hear.
edit (since there is a little confusion): Tinnitus is a constant ringing in the ears, no words are spoken. I hear mindless chatter, words are spoken…all day, every day.”
14. I hear things like a crying girl, the sound of a large fire, water rushing through pipes, a constant banging sound late at night like someone is banging a wrench against a pipe…
“I take medication for social anxiety, depression and schizophrenia, sometimes I hear things like a crying girl, the sound of a large fire, water rushing through pipes, a constant banging sound late at night like someone is banging a wrench against a pipe, but that’s not very often, I mostly see things, fire, swarms of bats, and most frequently a man wearing a black robe, he usually stands outside the window at night and it scares the fuck out of me, I named him Dread….I’ve spent nights walking up and down in the house looking for the thing that keeps boiling water in the roof, my family hears nothing, tell me to go back to bed, 30 minutes later I’m back up looking for the boiling water. As for the robed man, he haunts me, some nights I wake up and I can feel him standing outside my window, it’s the most awful, foreboding, scary feeling I have ever felt, that’s why I named him Dread.”
<h3>15. I would hear voices. Just my name mockingly and laughter.
“When I was six, when I was alone, I would hear ringing in my ears. If I sat there and made the ringing go louder (mentally, somehow) at some point the ringing would stop and I would hear voices. Just my name mockingly and laughter. It always went away as soon as I found someone to talk to, no one thought anything of it for some reason. After a few times I just didn’t make the ringing go louder and didn’t have any problems after that… I was diagnosed with prodromal schizophrenia when I was eighteen and was part of an early intervention program, I was never hospitalized. I’ve had other symptoms but have dealt with them very successfully through breathing meditation. I’m on a new medication now and haven’t had symptoms for three months. Medication is going a long way and have fewer side effects. I’m socializing more and making new friends but I’ll probably always be a little odd, but that’s just part of who I am. If you no anyone who is showing the first signs of schizophrenia, please get them into early invention before a full-blown episode damages them for life (like my brother). This has been a paid announcement from your local head case….”