I've had an odd couple of days.... My wife has been battling PTSD for close to 3 years now. It stems from multiple traumas from years ago, which started coming back to her as I mentioned, close to 3 years ago. She is actively pursuing therapy and has been making great leaps forward. However, something disturbing has happened over the past couple of days. She has had experience with vivid, disassociating flashbacks, which have calmed down a lot in the past few months. But two days ago, something new happened. As she was sitting on the couch (as she put it, her mind was going, thinking about things) suddenly she heard what sounded like a voice screaming in her ear. It happened a second time a few hours later. I saw that one. Then once more in the car coming home last night. My first thought is that this was a kind of flashback, it had some of he same characteristics, she went rigid for a few moments, it affected her left ear, and for a few seconds afterwards she seemed to be a bit out of things. Usually her flashbacks that I am used to seeing last longer, and have physical effects (she can feel things) this however, is the first time that she has ever experienced auditory hallucinations. From some of the research I have been trying to do, I have only one possible correlation.....of her many medications, one that she takes is Respiredone, which I have read is commonly prescribed for treating hallucinations. Recently, she and her doctor have been attempting to wean her off of this. She dropped her doseage again a couple of weeks ago (this is the second drop). Has any one else had any experience like this? I'm not sure what to think, she was doing extraordinarily well for the past few weeks, getting back some confidence, getting out, and her mood has come back amazingly, and then out of the blue she is hit with this, which is completely new for her, the physical flashbacks she has had before, but never auditory. From what I have read here, it seems that auditory hallucinations can definitely be a part of PTSD, but can they start like that? INdependant of other symptoms, just appearing? It's got her scared, and I must admit, I am a bit myself. I appreciate anyones thoughts on this.