BP & hallucinations??

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BP & hallucinations??

Postby Geek » June 11th, 2013, 9:19 am

Hello everyone,

Do any of you hallucinate while in BP depression? I am experiencing delusions and auditory hallucinations, plus this voice in my head that comments on everything I do. I have had visual hallucinations, although very few over a span of 26 years.

The auditory stuff is hearing my name called, noises in the middle of the night when all are in bed. This weekend, it was a windy sound that had no rational source. The visual thing I'm dealing with tight now is the delusion that I'm losing my hair. My hubby & friends swear that I am not losing my hair... The same type of thing happened to me a few years back.

Anyone else experience this with depression? I am depressed, but functional. Mainly just depressed due to agoraphobia.
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Re: BP & hallucinations??

Postby Delirium » June 13th, 2013, 7:20 am

I'm not sure I have legitimately had hallucinations, but I use to (and sometimes still do) have very vivid images of myself dying or committing suicide, almost to the point that I felt like it was real.

I think my senses become heightened I guess. I once had an episode (while I was driving...eek.) where I imagined a gun in my mouth. I could actually taste the cold metal. I didn't actually have a gun in my mouth and never had. But it felt too real.
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Re: BP & hallucinations??

Postby ScottMentalPod » September 21st, 2013, 6:51 am

I wonder if your medication is doing it. Are you taking anything?
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Re: BP & hallucinations??

Postby Geek » September 21st, 2013, 8:02 am

I was and still am taking lamictal and lithium. Pdoc said I was severely depressed & he thought it was causing the hallucinations. I finally agreed to take Cymbalta, and over the course of the new few weeks all of the hallucinations stopped.
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