Things That Didn't Achieve Getting Rid of the Voices

(For the newbies on the site, here is crap that didn’t rid me of my voices.)

  1. Begging
  2. Negotiating
  3. Trying to find a combination of words or numbers in any particular sequence
  4. Turning on loud outside noises
  5. Asking the question, “What can I do to get rid of you?”
  6. Cussing out the voices all day or week long
  7. Agreeing with everything they say (although getting along with them helped.)
  8. Telling jokes helped a little but it doesn’t get rid of them
  9. Trying to ignore them.
    (the only things that helped me were meds, getting used to them over time, and learning to live with them. Sorry but if you are like me there are no quick fixes.)

I have learned to ignore mine, but it took meds, time, and a lot of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Now I can sort of mentally shove them to a corner of my head and keep going as long as I stay busy with something. The only time I can’t ignore them is when I do something dumb like meditate - it’s like giving them room to grow into.