Lately I’ve been having this auditory hallucination when people speak I can’t understand them. It’s like I forget how to understand English. In class, my professor was speaking and everything he said was just babble. I could still take notes, and my notes were coherent and what I wrote down was what he was saying, but I still couldn’t understand him.
Has anyone experienced this? Sorry if this post is unclear, it’s hard to describe what this experience is.
That’s terrible, have you discussed this with your doctor?
I haven’t experienced it, but when I was unmedicated I experienced people saying things that they weren’t saying. So it was a visual and auditory hallucination.
yes i had that lots of times in the past @thebends6, my brain could not process what people were saying to me, it was very distressing,
time in my case has healed that, i havent had that in the past 6 years,
I remember hearing different languages over NYC subway speakers… but that mayve been real…
Yeah, it was my therapist who pointed it out as a hallucination. I just thought I was zoning out in class.
there has been a couple times the past week where someone has been explaining something to me and i am listening to them but i can not comprehend what they are saying as in i dont get the point of what they are trying to illustrate by verbal communication. not sure what it is but its probably a symptom of sz or the meds.
Are you going to take more meds? How are you going to solve it?
Well I talked to my therapist, and she said that since I was still able to take notes and be involved in class that showed I was able to cope with it. And also that because I was able to identify what was going on and identify something was wrong when it happened and didn’t get stressed by it, that was a good sign. She didn’t suggest to increase my meds at this point. I was just wondering if this was uncommon or not.
Oh alright than, glad you got it under control!
I have no idea if its common, let’s see if more people have it.
Omg I used to get this all the time my doctor said its just part of delusions mixed with my paranoia cause I often think people tell me stuff when they don’t m. The only way I’ve found is notice when I’m doing it and then force myself in the moment to focus exactly on what they’re saying I.e. Look at mouth movements/ hand gestures/ others reaction and see if it coincides with what you think you hear
I get this all of the time. It’s frustrating! I didn’t realize it’s a hallucination. My pdoc, who is not very good, told me to see a neurologist. My tdoc told me it’s related to anxiety that causes an inability to focus. I don’t think it’s anxiety because it happens when I am completely calm. When I watch movies I have the subtitles on because it will happen, although sometimes I can’t read them either. It’s frustrating because I had an interview a few weeks back and couldn’t understand the questions they were asking me. I kept asking them to repeat themselves but it still happened. It cost me the job If you find out how to treat this please let me know. Thanks!!
I sometimes get that. A person will say something to me, and I will be able to pick out certain words and syllables, but I can’t piece together the whole message. It’s embarrassing.
Yes I’ve had that…people right next to me will say something (I always assume it’s about me) and I can’t understand a word they’ve said. I’ve also been known to totally black out for a few seconds when certain things were said. Never knew what because when said again…I’d black out