do you ever see "people" out of the corner of your eye?

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it's been happening to me on pretty much every day basis. usually when i'm outside, e.g. walking my dog or if im going somewhere with my boyfriend. occasionally at home too. at first it's impossible to tell them apart from 'real' people. but when i try to actually look at them, they disappear. sometimes i see spiders or glimpses our dead cat when at home.

my friend thinks i might be seeing ghosts/spirits or something like that but idk. can anyone relate? i'm wondering it's something with my vision, maybe. do most people experience that sort of thing and is it just my vision playing tricks on me?
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Schizophrenia.
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Schizophrenia.
no, it isn't. i know they're not real people
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Charles bonnet syndrome
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Charles bonnet syndrome
but google says it only really affects blind people?
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No. I would be weirded out if I did, however.
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No. I would be weirded out if I did, however.
damn. seriously, never though? not even like from time to time?
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damn. seriously, never though? not even like from time to time?
Yeah, I have never seen them.
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Yeah, I have never seen them.
oh ok :<
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Yeah that used to happen to me a lot.
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Yeah that used to happen to me a lot.
do you know what was causing it?
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it's been happening to me on pretty much every day basis. usually when i'm outside, e.g. walking my dog or if im going somewhere with my boyfriend. occasionally at home too. at first it's impossible to tell them apart from 'real' people. but when i try to actually look at them, they disappear. sometimes i see spiders or glimpses our dead cat when at home.

my friend thinks i might be seeing ghosts/spirits or something like that but idk. can anyone relate? i'm wondering it's something with my vision, maybe. do most people experience that sort of thing and is it just my vision playing tricks on me?
this is very common. if youve ever heard your name being called this is like that; also fine. Having vivid or continous hallucinations like looking at these fake people and them waving back or something would be concerning but this is normal.
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do you know what was causing it?
Yeah, I have schizophrenia.

Clozapine got rid of all my hallucinations and abnormal thoughts.
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this is very common. if youve ever heard your name being called this is like that; also fine. Having vivid or continous hallucinations like looking at these fake people and them waving back or something would be concerning but this is normal.
they don't wave at me thank god lol. that would totally freak me out
that's good to know tho
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Yeah, I have schizophrenia.

Clozapine got rid of all my hallucinations and abnormal thoughts.
ah i see.i don't believe i have that so maybe it's just eyes being **** in my case
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no, it isn't. i know they're not real people
You can still have psychosis/a psychotic condition and know they're not real people :fyi:

As to answer your direct question, I've had this happen a lot. In my case, it was the same specific people over and over again, so it was grief-fuelled psychosis (or psychosis-fuelled grief, perhaps - hard to tell)
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ah i see.i don't believe i have that so maybe it's just eyes being **** in my case
Didn't you say in another thread that you're taking psych meds?

FWIW, it was a lot worse for me when I was sleep deprived or stressed. I dunno if you get this more often then too?
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after i had a huge panic attack i started seeing spiders on the walls out the corner of my eye. but after a while that calmed down. sometimes it looks like people are staring at me when i walk past them on the street but when i look up they arent
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You can still have psychosis/a psychotic condition and know they're not real people :fyi:

As to answer your direct question, I've had this happen a lot. In my case, it was the same specific people over and over again, so it was grief-fuelled psychosis (or psychosis-fuelled grief, perhaps - hard to tell)
i see. i didn't know that
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Didn't you say in another thread that you're taking psych meds?

FWIW, it was a lot worse for me when I was sleep deprived or stressed. I dunno if you get this more often then too?
yes. but i have a different diagnosis
hmm, yeah it could be that, i'm always stressed eh
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