at the onset of all of my anxieties and physical symptoms, one of the first things i experienced were the voices of the people i knew talking to each other in my mind. from best friends to relatives even to imagined, made-up people. it was one of the scariest symptoms i've experienced to this day. and at the time, i always thought that i would slip into believing that they were real. that was one of my greatest fears that i had at the time, along with losing control and going crazy.
the way i went about rationalizing it was by saying that since i were a young boy i've always sung songs in my head in the voices of the actual singer/songwriter's. as in, the radio songs, i never sang those in my own voice when i was having it play in my mind. i found it bizarre that there was so much stigma surrounding the chattering voices in a person's mind, while on the other hand people welcome the voices of popular singers into theirs.
after the voices in my head settled down, which took a couple of weeks, i still had short bouts of dealing with it before i fell asleep and on an occasion, during the day.