Im after advice as whenever the following could be classed a hallucination, and whenever I may be suffering from Schizophrenia
? Is the following a typical hallucination, or is it just too specific and strange?! I suffer from OCD / GAD
, and have had a fear of being Schizophrenic / Bipolar
for some time now.
I keep getting a strange chemical ‘whiff’ on my left hand at work, it smells like a paraffin type waxy smell (I work in the Jobcentre) this has happened maybe 6 or 7 times over the past 6 months – I think when this happens I am normally quite stressed at the time (Lack of sleep due to anxiety
/ ocd – although I normally am 24/7) I think I am stressed before this? Or maybe it comes after due to this?...im not sure...
I can not pin point where the smell is coming from, and it only occurs on my left hand?! it does seem to spread to my pocket or clothing if I rub it on my hand (If that makes sense?!) I have retraced my steps just after the smell appears, and can not for the life of me identify where it is coming from…I look crazy sat at my desk sniffing my coat etc to try and find out. It sends me into a panic
, sets my anxiety off, and makes me feel awful, like im going crazy.
I’m convinced it could be a hallucination, and a sign of Schizophrenia or Bipolar? Its just I cant prove or disprove if its real!? It only happens in work…
The smell gradually disappears throughout the day…and leaves me feeling confused after…now I just don’t know if its real or not, and there’s no way for me to find out? Does this sound like a hallucination as such? Its just if it is...how can it only be on one hand? I know im asking for reassurance…but I don’t know what to do…its driving me crazy.