Your symptoms are unusual and concerning. Auditory hallucinations are the most common type of hallucination. Tactile hallucinations are less common than auditory hallucinations. You should be evaluated by both a primary care physician and a mental health professional such as a therapist.
You might also consult a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists typically prescribe psychoactive medication. In your case, a psychiatrist might prescribe an antipsychotic medication to reduce or eliminate your hallucinations.
You mentioned that your family’s finances are a problem but that should not prevent you from seeking help. Most communities have community mental health centers (CMHCs) where mental health services are provided free or for a small fee. In addition, county-based services are often free of charge for individuals under the age of 18 or 21.
Consult your school guidance counselor who may be able to provide referrals for community services. Another option is to contact the health department to inquire about what services are available in your community. Representatives from your local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) office might also know of some good resources.
Your symptoms should not be ignored. It’s imperative that you are evaluated as soon as possible. Medication could help you a great deal and may possibly eliminate your symptoms. Please don’t hesitate to seek treatment. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle