As a child at about 8 yrs old I started to see and communicate with the dead. Of course at that point I didn't realize that they were. Everyone but my parents thought I simply had imaginary friends. Well, this is something I never grew out of. In fact, It became stronger and more permanent. I've been on several different meds to stop this from happening. Nothing works. Any ideas? Thanks.
You've got my attention. Can I ask a few questions?
These "dead" people... How do you know they are dead and not imaginary friends?
How old are you now?
Why do you want it to stop?
Are they as they appeared before they died or after?
Any dead people or just friends and family?
What medications have you taken already?
Cant wait to get an answer.
I'm as curious as Nun.
The older I get the less I am to discount these "visions".
I worked in hospice for many years and listened to a lot of stories by people who have normal lifestyles with no mental health issues.
A certain amount of spiritual awareness is normal after a loved one has died. It's usually not described as a vision but a presence. The hearing of one speaking is more of an internal or gut feeling than actually hearing voices. It usually becomes less of an issue after 6 months which is considered normal grief to death or a loss.
Is this describing your experience?
It's very unusual to for children to have this experience outside of an active imagination.
-Children don't usually have experience with multiple deaths. It's usually a grandparent. If you were exposed to multiple loved ones or a parent it could make you very sensitive and curious to life after death. 8 years old is a time where kids are learning right from wrong on a more sophisticated level than lying about who ate the last cookie. The age of"reason".
It's also not the "usual" time in life to develop psychotic symptoms. The fact that it's getting stronger is of concern.
Does it scare you?
Does it occur during a time of stress?
Do you have any issues like depression?
Do you have friends?
Are you functioning ok either at school or at work?
Do you know these people?
Do they talk to you or guide you in any way in decision making?
Do they tell you what to do?
Do you actually see the person as if they are standing there or a blurry image of light?
Have you talked to a doctor about it or taking any meds?
See where I'm going? I don't discount anything you are saying it's just very interesting.
I've had hallucinations or visions. Usually related to drugs or exhaustion.
While they are disconcerting I do far better to maintain some reason - without my cooperation they fade out.
I'd suggest talking both to a psychologist and psychiatrist - while holding back the urge to argue your case. Share honestly and answer questions with an open mind.
Keep in mind if you want help, defending your visions won't help you.
I woke last year with an incredibly vivid visit from my brother who lives far away, and a bizarre swarm of spiders. In the moment it was real. I called my MD while this was happening and he said to DC one med. within hours it all faded away. But in that long moment it was so real. Graphic.
I hope you find a solution.
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