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How does someone know if they're hallucinating? - September 7th 2010, 09:30 PM

Sometimes I feel like I just sorta.. 'wake up'
And then I'm uncertain as to whether something happened or whether it didn't happen
If that makes sense?

But now I'm worrying, what if I'm hallucinating and things aren't actually happening?

Sorry I'm panicking I'm getting really anxious and worked up about this and would appreciate any replies, thankyou.
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Re: How does someone know if they're hallucinating? - September 7th 2010, 09:40 PM

Depending on how hallucinations occur, you may not be able to tell. They can sometimes manifest as completely normal and understandable situations. If something completely out of the ordinary happens, such as seeing unicorns flying across the sky... you may be hallucinating.

When does this waking up occur? It could be that you were just daydreaming. Daydreaming can be very vivid and realistic, however it stops after you are conscious again. This is normal. However, if it continues troubling you, you could see a specialist.

One way to anchor yourself is to try and validate yourself with other people whom you know for a fact exist. People who were there before you started questioning if you were hallucinating or not. Simple questions like asking them to repeat something you thought may have been unreal. It can be as easy as asking, "What did X_PERSON just say?"

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Re: How does someone know if they're hallucinating? - September 7th 2010, 09:53 PM


What do you mean by the "wake up" thing? Because well, I've had dreams that seemed very realistic, to the point I've mentioned the incident in reality and people have looked at me funny, told me it never happened. I forget the technical name for those dreams, but this may be what you're experiencing. I think you have to be more specific before anyone can accurately help you though.

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Re: How does someone know if they're hallucinating? - September 22nd 2010, 02:02 AM

I sometimes randomly feel like I'm "waking up" but I know that I'm not hallucinating because I see that I'm in the same place as I was before the "wake up", talking about the same thing, etc. I'm not exactly sure ehy it happens. You could keep a journal of your life and look back over the day to see if it makes sense, or possibly go over it with another person to see if it checks out.

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