View Full Version : Do they go away for good?

March 31st, 2014, 02:47 PM
Are the voices ment to go away completely with medication?
im on meds now and these have been the ones that have helped the best so far but I still hear some things talking to me, are the meds not working? they have taken away most of the other bad stuff like voices in my head telling me to hurt myself etc
Are some things just too strong for medication to ever be able to take them away for good?

March 31st, 2014, 06:34 PM
It depends on each situation, but how long have you been taking the medicine? Have you definitely had time to adjust?
And also have you thought of alternatives to medication such as cognitive behavioural therapy or art therapy? Different things work for different people, it's a process of trial and error. No treatment programme is really 100% foolproof, but on the occasions that you might still hear voices you will be able to cope with it.

March 31st, 2014, 07:16 PM
Good luck. I'll let you know when the voices stop for me.

March 31st, 2014, 08:38 PM
It can take a while for meds to take full effect and then there can be some left over bits, but at least the main stuff is under control. Talk to your doc about how you ar doing so he can adjust your dosage if needed. Sometimes one med doesn't do the job quite good enough so they try another. Sounds like you are off to a good start though. Cognitive behavioural therapy can help a lot too. I had that along with meds.

April 1st, 2014, 05:08 AM
thanks for ur replies, I was in hospital for 5 months and they tried different medication while I was there, and the one im on was the best and ive been on this for about 6 weeks, id have thought that was enough time for it to work right.
I had some cbt when I was there and have to keep doing it now im home.
I dunno if I can cope with hearing even some of the voices because I think they will put me back in hospital if they find out.
I wonder sometimes if wot we can hear and see is really there for real, and its just everyone else that cant see it, that's why they wont leave us alone.

April 1st, 2014, 01:50 PM
It can take much longer than six weeks, often several months, for a medicine to work. Definitely make sure they know if there's been no improvement after six months. Don't worry, they will only put you back in the hospital if you really need it, and you can tell them your concerns about being put straight back in there. For your own good it's best if you tell them when you hear voices so they can treat you properly. I know what you mean, sometimes when I hear voices I think "how can they possibly not hear it? What's wrong with them?", and I can get quite paranoid and sometimes have thought that everyone elso is trying to trick me and are just pretending not to hear it. The way I see it at those times is this: yeah, maybe it's possible that they just can't hear it. But there's the possibility that it is all in my head, and an opportunity to get rid of it. There's nothing to lose, so you might as well try it. Good luck :) You take care of yourself :hug: