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conversations in my head

Can anyone tell me what this may be called or if they have had this happen to them. Sometimes when I am in a quiet enviroment and I find myself in deep thought about a conversation I would have with someone I can start to hear the conversation in my head. Sometimes its a conversatiuon between two other people. Its will usually start with me thinking about it then I will kinda put it to the back of my mind and think about something else. But a few moments later I will notice that I can still hear the conversation going on in the back of my mind. As soon as I reaqlize Im doing this I stop right away. Maybe its my subconscious or something but I can actually hear the conversation. I dont know if its my imiganation being over active or am I going crazy and hearing voices. I can stop it as soon as I realize it. Also most the time when this happen I am tired because its late at night and it usually happens when Im looking in the mirror focusing on brushing my teeth or plucking eyebrows or flossing or somthing that I am concentrated on. Like two days ago I was thinking of a tv show I watch and two of the characters on there having a conversation that I made up but then the conversation keeps going as if my minds is just doing it all on its own and Im not even thinking of the words they are going to say but they just play out in my head. And I can hear it in my head. Maybe this is a daydream to Im not sure but I have had it happen for a long time but it wasnt until recently that I wondered if it means something else. I do have a diagnosed anxiety disorder. Does this sound like how someone with a psychosis would hear voices. And might anyone else have experienced this or know what to call it?
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Before my current recovery from schizoaffective disorder I did experience auditory hallucination (aka "hearing voices") but I was generally not consciously aware of them so it would depend. It would be worthwhile to call this or any other symptoms you have, if you have not discussed them before, to the attention of your psychiatrist and ask where it might be coming from and how they can help you best as regards treating them.
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Not saying I have any answers for you. But to clear things up so we can get a better picture of what you are saying. You can clearly hear the voices? As if it was two people in the same room as you? It is not just a silent conversation in your mind. Bit like we all have at times. You can actually hear the voices?

I found this article and thought it might be of interest to you. Not sure if to copy and paste it or just give you the web site address. Here's the address. It goes into full detail about hearing voices. Interesting reading too.

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/information/mental-health-a-z/hearing-voices/
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I dont hear them like I hear someone in the same room...it only happens occasionally and I have to be in a certain enviroment and it sounds like a voice but in my head. Its clearly in my head kinda like the way you could hear a song in your head.
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basically its when im sitting in the quiet and i am thinking about a conversation between me and somone else or two completely diffferent people. Ill imagine the conversation in my mind but Ill end up getting very involved in it and basically zoning right out and it seems as if the conversation becomes more real like and in my head I can hear the talking. Then sometimes as this happens it seems as if my mind just automatically takes over and keeps the conversation rolling because its dont seem planned like Im not planning what the person will say next my mind just does it for me. This will go on for a few moments and to me its almost like a dream while Im awake only I dont see it and I am very much awake but zoneing out. As soon as I realize I am doing it I snap right out of it. For a few seconds I dont even realize its happening or maybe its just that Im that spaced out when it happens I forget. I dont know but maybe its a daydream or something. But for some reason it happens mostly late at night and it has to be quiet around me and usually Im doing something that requires focus but but the back of my mind will still be able to wander. Does this sound familliar to anyone?
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this does sound very much familiar like i thought schizofrenia was like the voice actually sounding real but for me ill be completly zoned out in class ill think about something my room then ill hear my mothers voice in my mind yelling at me telling me im worthless then i hear myself saying yes im sorry and its almost like im just there watching/listening to me and my mother fight or me talk to my friend and think of what i would say to her and it feels like im just frozen there i dont even notice im doing it sometimes, would that be schizofrenia or just daydreaming because ive been wondering for a while.
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Now that I have read your post tonitalent I have realized these are much more likely day dreams because we know we are in that state and allow ourselves to drift off to it. For someone with schizophrenia it would be them hearing voices like you would hear someone in the same room as you and it would not be somehthing you know you are consciously making happen. To me now that I have read what you wrote its seems much more likely that they are daydreams than anything else. I could be wrong though maybe someone else can offer some advice with more insight.
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I have the same thing. It's not just like day dreams though because I get it even when Im doing stuff alone or when Im with strangers without talking. Maybe it comes from loneliness... I don't know.
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well i hope its really nothing because i am also an abuser and if i was even boarder line schizofrenioc im sure dxm, and other sedatives wont help me out so much. and for the lonliness part if thats true wow that would be another day in my life and i guess urs too i heard this many times its corny but true, if we're all alone we're all alone together :) insert hug there --->
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but i wa\s reading from someones post i dnt know if it was urs or not but would you know if hearing someone calling ur name when theres running water or loud music is "normal", a type of schizofrenia or most likely due to taking hallucinogens.
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hearing your name being called when there are other noises going on its denifately normal. You brain can sometimes misinterpret noises and send the wrong signals so it makes it sound like your name being called.It happens to everyone.
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sometimes also when im alone and its quiet i will get this random word or phrase enter my head and i can almost hear it in my head like a very loud thought.
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THIS IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING TO DO WITH ANXIETY OR OCD! i have recently been diagnosed with anxiety, until taking citaopram i was only suffering from panic attacks, uneasiness derealization worrying/obsessing etc etc then i started to have the same problem, i 'think' first of all it was me playing in my head what i was going to tell my therapist since ive had the condition for a while and was scared i would miss something important for some reason :-S but ever since have been having exactly the same problem as if there are just random conversations playing out in my had that to me seem meaningless and untill lately caused me great anxiety, i thought coming off the meds would help since it started after i started taking them (i think i blamed it on the meds) but although sort of quieter it still happens from time to time but with less anxiety just more frustration as i seem to have no control.... sorry for rambling but am comfrted to see other people have experienced this too.. you are not alone.. thnks alot :)
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peace and happiness to all anxiety sufferers
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heres something i wrote yrs ago:

darkness within

alone i walk from one shadow to the next- never really knowing what to expect- from light to dark and back- one against another feelings attack- mixed emotions of sadness and joy- inside left feeling broken and destroyed- in my head voices ramble on and on- like a mad raging storm that crashes down- to a mass confusion that seems to pound- head hurts mind's on overload- slowly the doors start to close- finally peace of mind- but i know it'll only last a short time- then it all starts again- a fight with my self deep within- why cant i be at peace? when will it cease?- don't understand why with myself i fight- when i try to stop it with all my might- moods seem to always change- and i find myself back in my own mind game
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this sounds like schizophrenia, i needs sorting because it can lead to voices saying do this or that, i remember a boy i went school with his dad was schizophrenic but didnt know it he heard a voice saying kill "him", "him" was 5 and als his son he ended up stabbing him to death and now has to live with the consequences, he was jailed and watched permantly in a mentall institution. he cant recall doing it either. im not saying you'll do this but it can happen. go get help
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this is not schizohrenia alot of mental illness symptoms can cross over and you CAN get similar symptoms in completely different dissorders. from what ive seen this is completely normal, people with anxiety dissorders tend to examine their thoughts alot more put that with racing thoughts and fear that something is wrong.... well you know what im trying to say.
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my boyfriend seems to think that we are being tapped and followed on a daily basis. His theory is its some bad people who dont like him. this story is long but in a nutshell, he started hearing them say about 4 phrases daily to him everytime i walk away from him. he assures its loud and clear, but ive not heard it. it doesnt matter where we are or where we go, the same 4 phrases always. hes been diagosed with depression, anxiety and panic disorders. he drinks too. im wondering if it can be schizophrenia (on a different note i suspect hes bipolar too).
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I have this too. I have dealt with depression my whole life and I am currently off my anti depressants and Ive noticed it happening again. LIke just a few minutes ago I was somewhere between awake and asleep and I could hear in my head  (the same as you would a song in your head ) a gruff sounding old man at first I couldnt make out what he was saying it was like a hum or mumbled voice then I clearly heard "and jenny collins lived over here" ( i have no idea who jenny collins is) then more muffled sounds and then I heard "and she would go see" at that point I stopped myself from listening cuz I freaks me out when this happens. I know its all in my head and like you I can stop it but I dont know where it comes from. I think mine is anxiety related because thats what my antidepressants are for and i hear this stuff when I stop taking them.. But I can differentiate between whats real and what s in my head and if you can too then I think you'e fine.. Maybe its our subconscious picking up on conversations we have heard during the day. Does it happen after you've been around crowd during the day? Instead of looking at whats going on in that moment what went on earlier in the day..?
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i experience the same thing but the conversations go on even when i an asleep. I engage in loud discusions in my head and though i am asleep i am aware and this is so disturbing.
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I recently searched in google the combination of anxiety disorder, OCD disorder and that I hear voices having random conversations in my head. This description of them saying bizarre things and noticing it mostly when you're in the bathroom performing silent tasks is exactly how it occurs to me! I noticed that this post was from almost two years ago - I was wondering if you could tell me how you dealt with this? I have been booked into a psychiatrist because my doctor was concerned.
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I "think" random blurted-out crap "in my head", too when I am laying down trying to fall asleep.  It doesn't happen each time I'm laying down, but I think my mind just hasn't settled down from the day yet.  I can sort of "hear" different voices (men and women) but it seems it is just my mind in over-drive.  Sometimes my mind "thinks" stuff that may be bothering me (on my mind) and i have "racing thoughts" like anxiety/insomnia.  Other times, it makes no sense at all and I am starting to freak out that this is happening.  I also have had depression/anxiety for years, but am also chronically sleep deprived, working nights as a nurse and then caring for my 2 little boys at home.  my toddler is "out of control" at times and I feel I cannot handle all this.  I worry that I have a serious mental illness and that I may have passed it on to my little boy, as he has aggressive behavior, poor sleeping habits as well, and I really think he has ADHD.  All this worrying is making the anxiety/depression worse, but I don't know if I need serious help or just need to chillax a bit:)  Has anyone been able to get a medical diagnosis on what this is??  Please "ease my mind"!!!
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Yes, I do sometimes experience exactly what you've explained. I really don't think you should worry about it at all; i think you have a very imaginitive mind. As long as you know that the conversations are all made up in your mind and that it didn't really happen, then I really don't see a problem. It's called daydreaming. Daydreams can happen anytime while you're awake - even late at night -If you let your mind wander. It usually doesn't happen when your mind is alert, though. So it makes sense that you start to daydream about these conversations while you're doing something and that it usually happens in a specific kind of environment. Don't try to scare yourself; schizohrenia is something you can't just snap out of.
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I really connect to what you said here, it is very frustrating. Have you managed to get to the bottom of it or find any way of helping yourself deal with the conversations? I am very interested to hear about it.

I am wandering if its a way for me to feel in control of my world and other people because I don't feel this way in reality. These conversations in my head can be about people evaluating me negatively or me evaluating myself negatively in their presence, which is true of how I view people and the world.

It does somehow make sense that it's a way of me being in control of my life because it is fulfilling my picture of people. I suppose it makes me feel safe to have this firm picture of people and the world in place because it is more comfortable than not having one even even if it's a negative one. I get social anxiety and think these imagined conversations are trying to keep me safe from my perceived threat from people (keep me in my place, reminding me I need their approval to survive)

I wish I didn't have these thoughts but think I also need to accept them because its not as easy as being able to just get rid of them. But I also need to accept the frustration of having them which is hard because I logically know they are not helping me but my subconscious is automatically misfiring and creating them, which I have no control over.

The imagined conversations can occassionaly be about people thinking I am great, witty and intelligent (which is how I would like to be seen!) but this is equally as frustrating because I can't not have these either and automatically tell myself off for caring to much what people think of me.

I hope you get this and are able to share what you have found yourself, thx

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Hello to everyone discussing this topic.  I would like to share my experience with this subject with all of you.

About 10 yrs ago, I was working as an accountant in a lumber producing facility.  The machines being used in that building were extremely loud and constant.  I am partially deaf, hard of hearing, particullarly in my right ear and I noticed one day at home away from the factory that I was still hearing what seemed to be the machinery in my head.  I chalked it up to the fact that I was hard of hearing and it must have had something to do with that.  Like, the sound was stuck in my ears or something.  As time went by, I started hearing other sounds, like water running and more often the sound of crickets chirping.  It was as if I were in a quiet meadow in the middle of the night and all you can hear are the crickets chirping.  It was actually extremely pleasant for me and I found it enjoyable and relaxing.  And then as more time rolled by, I started hearing music!  Loud and clear sometimes and extremely faint at other times.  At first, I was hearing the same song over and over and over again.  It would last for days or even weeks.  The first song that got "stuck" in my head was the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies.  Over and over and over again.  It was actually maddening after all of that time hearing it over and over again.

Well then it developed to where it is today.  I hear several different FM radio stations playing in at random CONSTANTLY in my "head" or ears or whatever you want to call it.  I am telling you it is as if I had a radio implanted in my brain and it is turned on, set to a specific station and it's playing in my head.  I can clearly hear not just the songs and music, but also the DJ, weather reports, traffic reports, commercials, contests, EVERYTHING!  I will be listening to one station for a period of time and it will switch at random to another station.  It's nothing consistant as far as what station for how long.  It just does its own thing.  I have actually learned to switch stations too!  As a matter of fact, what seems to be occuring is that all of the stations are in there playing all of the time and I just have to pick one to listen to or what happens most of the time is that one will be louder than another and so it just kind of picks itself out for me.  It has gotten to the point that like for instance on Saturday night, I hear the opera playing for hours.  What I mean is that I hear the entire opera, basically start to finish.  It is quite enjoyable most of the time to be able to lay in bed, relax and drift off to sleep hearing the opera playing.

But, as if all of this isn't weird and strange enough, this is the weirdest and strangest part of all, most of what I hear has already occured in the past!  I am rarely able to turn the real radio on and pull up what I am hearing in my head and hear the same thing playing on the radio at that same point in time.  Although that has happened on occassion, that I hear my head and the radio in synchronicity and it's not like I check that out alot either anymore, most of what I hear is from what has already occured.  It can be a few minutes behind or even something that happened a year ago!  I know this because I will occassionally hear a date, or an occassion being mentioned by the DJ and can piece it together from there.  Or I'll hear a time of day being said that is not the current time of day.  It's as if the radio waves that I "hear" are old ones that are floating around in the atmosphere and my brain picks up on those.  Either that or my brain is a giant recorder and plays back what is has been hearing in the background so to speak.  LOL

And now also recently, I have in the past couple of months been hearing what sounds like one side of a telephone conversation.  Up until last night, I have been hearing the same woman talking on the phone several times now.  It's very obvious that it is a phone conversation going on.  Last night, I heard a male having a phone conversation for the first time.

So, anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!  lol

I am not crazy, hallucinating, schizophrenic, etc.  I am sane, level headed and just a normal girl with an abnormal "gift".  I can't wait to see (or rather hear) what this will morph into next.

Please, if anyone sees some familiarity in my story and has any comments or knows what the heck this is all about....PLEASE TELL ME!!

Good luck and God bless!
Leslie
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  Generally hearing loss can cause tinnitus that is ringing in the ears.
However sometimes it can cause brain changes that
can create the concerns you describe. It would be worthwhile
to see an audiologist and have a neurologist do follow up testing
if they believe this is warranted. They could see if any potential
causes were psychiatric but most likely given these concerns
started with hearing loss they would want to rule out other concerns
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This only happens to me once in a while so I kinda of chalked it up to anxiety my psychologist didn't seem concerned.
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I hear complete conversions. Only when it is completely quiet. Execpt mine happen very often. The conversions are not in the same room but seem extremely close. Alot of these voices and complete conversions have actually turned out to be correct. For example my brothers girlfriend stolemy camera. I had a feeling but no proof. I was on drugs at the time so of course they took her side. I went to rehab came out and been sober since. But now the convos are way more frequent. Is sat in my closet in silence and just listened usually I block out the voices with music. I heard a complete conversation between my brother and girl. I guess her camera ended up missing and she blamed me. My brother told her "you should have never took her camera in the first place. You better hope she never finds out." She responded by saying "the only thing I still have is the memory card, and she will never find it I put it in alianas diper bag." Nobody was home I called my brother to see where they went he said just to the store.  I run to there room and sure enough there was my memory card. This is not the.only time. This is just one minor example. Ive heard convos that are bad and dont want to know if its true. Im scared to tell my doctor. I dont want him to suggest a place for crazy ppl. I dont know what or who to talk to. Please help!
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I googled having conversations in my head and chose this discussion to skim through.

My thought is that anxiety is a condition that can be a trigger to tell yourself action is needed to be taken upon the thoughts somehow. And the choice one takes not to take action is what causes people to blame the circumstance is beyond their control and take pharmaceutical pill cocktails to numb that pain.

I'm my conversation with myself, it was about how I perceive a mentor would question me if I tried to come up with an idea for providing a service for local businesses. I ended up scratching that Idea because I saw what it would take from my personality to be the type of person needed to succeed in that, and that is a personality I choose not to take on for myself.

I don't know how to explain it other than:  It is a choice people, I would bet that 99% of the people who have the self control to post here or even use the internet, also have the self control of their thoughts.  Even if you take one step towards something that is causing you anxiety, it will start to change the way you feel.

I'm trying to start an online business with no budget, and its causing anxiety along the way.  Conversations with myself?  Yes, how else do you come up with ideas?

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