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Bluehamster tells us: "This morning I found myself filling my mug not a teabag, but with Shreddies." Tell us of the times when you've convinced yourself that you're losing your marbles.

(, Thu 21 Jul 2011, 12:59)
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Am I losing it?
I sometimes ask myself this, not because I forget things or put things in the wrong place, in fact I am very good at not losing things and know exactly where everything is in my usually untidy room.

I worry I am losing it because sometimes I create sounds in my head that are so loud I hear them with my ears, it is a very strange feeling. Sometimes it is like a bang or a scream or sometimes it is like music that I think I am listening to, but I am not it is in my head. Whatever it is, even though I know that it is completely silent, I hear loud noises.

Other times normal everyday sounds and noises start to sound like words, not words I understand but not like noises, like someone trying to communicate with me. Then I get worried that these sounds I create in my head my form into words, and that at some point I will hear voices in my head, but I never do.

I have very vivid complex dreams that would make excellent books/films if I could concentrate long enough to write them down, sometimes they are so disorientating I wake up not knowing where I am, what I do or even which way up in the bed I am. The most severe case of this took me a good 5 minutes to piece my life together, it was a normal day, waking up at a normal time and I couldn't even remember my girlfriend. What if one day I wake up and it takes longer, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, all day?

sometimes I am worried I might be losing it, should I be?
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 1:38, 20 replies)
The dream thing reminds me of myself, actually.
I often get dreams so vivid I wish I could draw, or with storylines so complex there's no point even explaining them afterwards.

I don't think you're losing it, maybe you just have an overactive imagination. When I was younger (around early teens) I used to hear someone saying my name quite a lot, but it was just my imagination making something out of silence.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 8:04, closed)
I once dreamed a full feature-length sequel to John Carpenter's The Thing
it was excellent.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 9:02, closed)
Was macready or childs infected at the end of the first film?
I just have to know, it's always bothered me.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 9:47, closed)

(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 14:39, closed)
which one?
surely both wouldn't have been infected as they'd have both just merged / made sweet alien love with each other or something once everyone else was dead.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 15:47, closed)

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(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 16:04, closed)
I don't know.

Could you repeat the question?
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 16:52, closed)
What am I doing here?
How did I get in this taxi?
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 17:13, closed)
I have dreamt whole original films before
I just wish I could remember them, I am never sure if I actually dream the whole film or just certain scenes and then invent the back story as to how they got there and where they are going.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 14:31, closed)
I dreamt a whole sequel to Eraserhead once
I often wished I could remember more of it, but I think perhaps the illusion of coherance and awesomeness is just a by-product of only half remembering it.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 14:50, closed)
No, all sounds perfectly normal.
*Backs towards the door maintaining eye contact*
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 8:51, closed)
Don't be nervous
The voices have told me to be nice to you, and kill you quickly.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 14:33, closed)
The fact that you can joke about it
is a very good sign you're not going chicken oriental.

Sounds like you might have a touch of this:
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 22:23, closed)
You're probably just worrying too much
Imagination can be a bastard once you start worrying.

Vivid dreams and memory disorientation can be a symptom of normal, common or garden stress.

But, if you are a weed smoker, now might be the time to quit. That's not me being judgemental btw, I used to get the same noise phenomena you described - a couple of months off the weed sorted it out though.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 10:07, closed)
Don't smoke weed
Or do any other drugs, once I nearly lost it on Mushrooms, but that was 10 years ago now, never touched them or anything else since.

Thing is I don't get stressed or worried, I just generally breeze through life with a smile on my face. A bit OCD at times but nothing that inhibits my daily life.

I love my imagination and my crazy dreams, I just sometimes lie in bed drifting off to sleep when I wake myself up with an imaginary noise. Or sounds distort themselves into words.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 14:29, closed)
losing it
sounds roughly similar to what happened to me,in the end i went to the docs,mri,eeg,other tests later turned out to be a form of epilepsy.not trying to over dramatise it it,but if it worries you that much,it's worth getting checked.hope this helps
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 15:42, closed)
It's good to know that these things exist, if it gets worse and starts to impact my daily life I will seek help, but at the moment it is just an oddity that I live with, I worry it might get worse. What happened with your epilepsy in the end? Are you taking anything to control it? Did it develop into anything more debilitating?
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 16:36, closed)
i think he might have pitched a massive fit and died.
i'm pretty sure you'll be fine, though.
(, Wed 27 Jul 2011, 10:39, closed)
^ Nice.

(, Wed 27 Jul 2011, 12:28, closed)

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