hi, i just joined because i have a question to ask that has been bothering me for awhile. I've always had trouble concentrating, but it is usually due to the fact that when i focus on one thing, a million other things will catch my attention. now, i cannot focus on anything. i say i have no selective hearing because the main symptom of this is that everything sounds as though it is at the same volume and i hear it all at once, like one huge loud din. i can't focus on one thing because everything blends into eachother. its understandibly rather maddening!
I've been trying to collection opinions on what could be causing this, because it has happened before but not for more than a week. some suggest that it is ADD, which i have never been diagnosed with but is a possibility. others suggest it is a symptom of schizophrenia. I've sort of accepted, as much as i don't like to, that i am a schizophrenic, but i would consider myself a "functional" schizophrenic in that i don't often have really bad episodes, i refuse to go on medication, and it is something i can usually cope with alright. it does make my life more difficult, but i live. someone else suggested it could be a brain tumor/head trauma, but i don't believe this to be the case because it isn't anything new, and someone else suggested a mild case of epilepsy, but it is too constant to be that i think.
this phase of mine is also accompanied by more frequent auditory hallucinations, more frequent nightmares, and general emotional aggitation. do you know anyone who has experienced this before, or do you have any idea what this might be caused by? i don't do drugs, i don't drink alcohol, and i haven't been subjected to more stress than usual. your help is greatly appreciated