Apr 11, 2018

has anyone else experienced this?

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Ok, so I've had anxiety, depression and ADD since I was a kid, and was diagnosed around 4 years ago with narcolepsy (without cataplexy). I've had some experiences since I was a teenager that have always made me wonder. I used to always hear someone whispering my name...so clearly, I'd turn and look to see who was there. I used to (and still do) experience the feeling that someone is coming up behind me, and when I turn around, no one is there. I also sometimes think I see something out of the corner of my eye, but it's nothing. I've had a few other strange and unexplainable experiences as well. These things have occurred even when my symptoms were fairly mild or under control. I've always wondered if these were related to my anxiety/depression, or if I'm just crazier than I thought. Lol. I've always wondered, but never really gotten an answer. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Apr 17, 2018

Hi there, so I have experienced strange things like this before, sometimes during good mental health periods and sometimes during bad. However, there's a fine line between eye tricks and hallucinations, if you hear anything other than your name than I'd be a little concerned about psychosis, but hearing your name is actually pretty common if it's only on occasion or like right before bed. Have you talked to any professionals about this, or even a friend or close one? I think speaking with someone you know could give a good perspective, and no matter the size of the concern, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Plus, if you do seek professional advice, you'd have a much deeper insight into what's normal, what's not, and what's actually going on. This is just my two cents, do what you think will help/support you the most! I'm glad you're proactive about this concern, even on an online forum. Good luck and stay strong, you're not crazy at all!

Apr 18, 2018

Thank you for the response! I have asked counselors, and they say the same thing, it may be due to being overtired. They have never really been able to give me a definitive answer, and honestly, I haven't mentioned it in years, as it stopped as I got older. The reason it came up again was because I heard my name being whispered for the first time in years, but it was right before trying to fall asleep. So I suppose it could be related to being overtired. It makes sense. :)

Apr 18, 2018

Yes, I've definitely learned that being tired and hearing things right before bed is pretty common. I'm glad it's not a huge concern, thanks for sharing this in the forum :) Feel free to let anyone looking for a supportive community know that we're here!

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