Mental Health :: Sharing Visual Hallucinations

Mar 5, 2015

Just out of interest, I get the following, although somewhat reduced by my current medication (quetiapine)

1. Flashes, peripheral disturbances;

2. Illusions -- shadows morphing into animals / people;

3. Seeing what I call 'black rats / cats';

4. Spiders on your desk...;

5. 'Throbbing' objects such as keyboards;

6. Seeing people on the street who just vanish into thin air;

7. Seeing people morph into skeletons

8. People faces screaming at your window...

9. People walking into your lounge you know but are dead / or miles away

10. Talking to people who aren't there.

Fortunately my medication stops at about number 6.

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For nerds like me, you can check it out (be aware though, it's just a sample size of 1!)

solution: see above, you can cut out coffee too, but that will be too hard for me.


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