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Auditory hallucinations coupled with heightened anxiety
MrCanz posted:
Recently I've been experiencing auditory hallucinations in the middle of the night. The sounds that I hear are short but extremely loud. The sounds I've been hearing have been a horn, buzzer, bell, and a low note on a violin. Coupled with these hallucinations is a rapid heart beat, rush of adrenaline, heightened anxiety, fear of going back to sleep, and a general sense of uneasiness. The frequency of these episodes seem to be random and from what I'm able to piece together, not linked with any significant happenings in my life (example: stressful day at work) as I am happy and content thus far in the journey.

I'm not sure if this is the right community to be asking this question but I would appreciate any input.

Thank you
Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
I'm not sure, either, what might be causing these sounds at night when you are trying to sleep and I would think that the 1st thing you need to do is see your PCP. You may need a referral to an ENT doctor for further evaluation. I'm not an M.D., but this may be something to do with your ears. However, you do need to see your PCP and be checked out.

I can certainly understand how upset you would be if you are hearing these sounds and that it would create an uneasiness in you and difficulty getting back to sleep. That's normal.

Please see your PCP and I hope that everything can be taken care off satisfactorily.

Dr. Farrell

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