Fear of schizophrenia

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my name is Carol. I have gad, ocd, and depression. For the past couple of months I have been hearing voices when half asleep. It is usually random words or phrases. I am terrified I have schizophrenia. I talked to my therapist a couple of months ago and she said it is hypnogogic hallucinations and I am not going crazy. I can't help to think that she is missing something. Also when I try to sleep I have random and scary images pop into my head. Does anyone else experience this?

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    I suffer OCD and severe anxiety too and I have this aswel hun. Completely normal I'm told. It is worse on nights where I have bad days.

    If you had schiz you wouldn't be questioning it xxxxxx

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    I have had this fear on and off for years, with all the random stuff anxiety throws into your mind it's hardly surprising, reading your post has helped me though as I have never heard of hypnogogic hallucinations I'm taking it's something that happens as your falling asleep, I used to have this thing were I would here a bang as I was dropping off to sleep and I read that this actually means sleep is on its way. I also get that scary things popping into my mind, it's almost as if my body is saying ha ha you thought you were going to have it easy tonight lol I think when your in such a state of anxiety it's almost as if your scared of having a quiet mind so you start to look for scary things .
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    I have had this fear on and off for years, with all the random stuff anxiety throws into your mind it's hardly surprising, reading your post has helped me though as I have never heard of hypnogogic hallucinations I'm taking it's something that happens as your falling asleep, I used to have this thing were I would here a bang as I was dropping off to sleep and I read that this actually means sleep is on its way. I also get that scary things popping into my mind, it's almost as if my body is saying ha ha you thought you were going to have it easy tonight lol I think when your in such a state of anxiety it's almost as if your scared of having a quiet mind so you start to look for scary things .
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