Hearing loss after bad mental episode

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My depression and anxiety have been creating some really bad mental problems for a while now but I often have a week or 2 clarity between them. Last night after I got in from work late at night I stupidly decided to watch something on mass murderers on the TV. I quickly became convinced I could do something stupid to my own family. As I tried to sleep the feeling got worse until I was on the middle of a mental episode that I couldn't control and my head was ringing and my hearing echoey. My girlfriend helped me get to sleep. However on waking this morning my hearing is still the same and everything is muffled and echoey. Never had this before and it's very worrying.

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    Hello montyb

    My feelings regard television is never relate to any of their plots especially violence 

    Why did you feel you wanted to perform something extreme to your family.

    Do you feel something happened when you were young or in later life ?.

    BOB

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      I've just been scared of my thoughts for a while now and seem to be susceptible to things. The psychiatrist says it's just a combination of the anxiety and depression but it's very scary. I get a negative thought and it snowballs way out of control. Last night was the worst it's been and now my hearing is like my head is submerged under water.

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      Hello montyb

      I agree with your Spcialist regarding your condition however it is important you do not relate to situations that are not real life, and you need to feel you are above these thoughts you feel and can look out towards positive thoughts and actions. Try to stop watching these negative violent programs and look towards more positive programming

      Good Luck, You need to chat, we are here

      BOB

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    Hey monty, you are seeing a phychiatrist,but  what  meds has he or she perscribed? I don't know if you are  bipolar, or  if your anxiety,and panic attacks,which we feel gloom and doom,is what you refer to as depression. There is a big difference. My mother in law was bipolar, and she would have these episodes where she was afraid she would hurt herself.  Not suicide. Just hurt herself. This is very scary. It sounds like panic attacks,that makes  your hearing off. They are the worst. That is your nerves. I don't put any faith in psychiatrist,and I'm wondeing how your being helped.

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    Hey Monty,

    Do not worry at all. 

    Anxiety causes so much stress on our bodies sometimes that we get symptoms that feel so physcial because of the affect it has on our minds. Your brain controls all your senses. One thing I know is when we watch tv, your mind doesnt know it is fake because you are watching something, it can't make out what isn't real about it, so your body takes it as it is REAL. You just have a bit of OCD, trust me we would never hurt a family member if we are going to think it. If we would, it would be out of character and you wouldnt even think it, only really sick people or murderers do certain things. Crazy thoughts come from anxiety. 

    As for the ringing in the ears, its normal .As I said anxiety causes very very physical feelings including ringing in the ears and all that. You also being paranoid makes it worse and causes it more. 

    You will be fine smile

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