It’s all well and good for me to again and again suggest that my symptoms have steadily improved, and that my condition is better than it was before.
But, what about the periods of time when symptoms get worse? There are some.
These last 2 weeks have been very difficult for me, in a number of ways. Most of the issues were emotional, or began as emotional issues. Unhappiness, insecurity, fear- for me, they all make the symptoms come back.
Sometimes when I talk to myself, it’s to talk down negative or toxic thoughts. I try to explain uncertainty away– I start by thinking, and end up vocalizing.
When life goes smoothly, there is less of a “need” for the voices– and they are less of a problem.
I strongly feel that these periods of difficulty are temporary. They come and go. I am in agreement with most people that long-range deterioration should be reported to a medical professional, to see if treatment might help.
As for myself, I feel my situation easing up, and sense that the voices should soon be back where they usually are– mainly under the surface, largely unnoticeable.