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Hearing Things?

I have been having terrible insomnia for the past few weeks. I can't sleep at night and often go days without sleeping. No medications seem to be working for me. I am starting to hear things, yet, in the past I have not tested positive for Schizophrenia. I have also been having mild hallucinations, which I'm afraid will only get worse. I feel like I am starting to lose a grip on reality. The only times I can sleep I wake up plastered with sweat and panic is racing through my mind until I can get a grasp of things and tell myself it was all a dream. The other day I was pacing for over an hour. I'm shaky and nervous all the time, jumping at shadows and even the slightest sounds. I don't know what to do, there is a therapist appointment set up for me only two days from now, but I don't know if I can wait that long. I feel as if I could snap at any minute. I'm desperate for help, can you please give any advice? Thank you.

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