sometimes when I am very tired I seem to hear someone speaking when really no one is there. This is NOT a criminal schizophrenic hallucination because what is said is complete gibberish utterly irrelevant to anything going on around me and it does not tell me to DO anything nor is it a negative comment on my behavior, it only last 5 seconds and is something stupid like "reduce the green butter (???) or "all the yards are open". It is not accompanied by any mood cahnge, ie manic etc etc, Could this be a form of sz? My new psychiatrist thinks I may have TLe not bipolar since I do have what now we recognize as SPS shaking spells and this isnt just fear reaction to something in the environment or circumstances like being scared of exams etc. Also, Depakote and Klonopin work when Lithium didnt. Someone please do reply
yes this occurs when I am very tired, usually just before I go to sleep but am not really half asleep, ie when I am still reading in bed, doing last pre-bed chores and this also does occur in "fear" situations in daytime--one of my big fears is of being run over and in this lousy student town there are a lot of drunk drivers so it often happens just before I walk across a big intersection or just after.
Now that you've mentioned it, I too hear voices but it's usually when or just after I've passed out from a grand mal; I have TLE. When this happens, it's as if I'm in a large crowd and there is a mass of voices all around me. I've never thought of this as part of the seizure itself, though, just the general chaos underneath normal consciousness.
For me, though, this doesn't happen during normal waking hours when I'm not having a seizure. My non-expert, snap judgment opinion is that these voices are part of your seizures.
Edit: added second paragraph.
Last edited by Mediocrates; 06-11-2008 at 07:23 PM.