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Re: Auditory hallucination agencypanic

Posted by Ritch on January 8, 2003, at 23:43:25

In reply to Re: Auditory hallucination, posted by agencypanic on January 8, 2003, at 19:32:28

> I can confirm the sleep deprivation/audio hallucination link. Another
> factor is diet, or more accurately, are you eating enough/frequently enough?
> You're fortunate that you are able to 'know' that these hallucinations aren't real.
> I've had them resulting from sleep deprivation and lack of food and have reached the point
> at times when I was unable to make that determination. That's when it becomes truly frightening.

I think all of the "problems" I have with the music thing is simply a conundrum with music MEMORY circuits (involving the temporal lobe) and how that plays with short-term and long-term memory (of music). The music I "hear" (most often anyhow) is stuff that I have been listening to recently. I am defintely a music freak of sorts-I like to buy CD's every week and I listen to much more music played much louder than most people do (and I want NEW music every week). I also think it relates to PTSD-like brain chemistry in some way. When I am sleep-deprived, stressed, hypomanic, I have trouble terminating unneeded recent memories and they "echo" in my consciousness far longer than needed (music echoes if that is what I have been involved in). I quit taking Wellbutrin mainly because I would wake in the middle of the night at times and I would be dreaming about completing a technical paper I had not finished yet. I liken it to being in a very large canyon or cave that sound doesn't dampen well in. That's it-it is a matter of the qualitative ways that memories (generally musical ones-occasionally left-brained ruminative thoughts), FAIL to decay and disappear like most people experience.




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