When I do anything loud, like take a shower, or put headphones on, or clean a room, I have to stop every few minutes because there's screaming, and thumping around, and people yelling. I know I'm only mishearing background noise, but how the fuck do I make it stop, or drown it out? It's really distracting and unpleasant
That sounds schizophrenia-y.
Consult a doctor before you make friends that aren't real, or a demon shows up, or you start thinking the FBI is after you because you know something important.
Holy shit, I thought I was the only one. Whenever I listen to music I hear babies crying and women screaming in the background so I have to stop playing it. Have you tried just ignoring it? It usually will goes away for me after 30 minutes or so.