Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 340315

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earworms

Posted by Margaret F on April 26, 2004, at 18:07:19

Hi! Does anyone other than me suffer from constant music in your head? Not an auditory hallucination, like when you get an advertising jingle stuck in your head. For me, it sometimes gets so intrusive that I have trouble concentrating, and it's really hard to relax with just two lines from a song repeating endlessly. My doc doesn't seem to know if it's OCD or something else. I've tried all the SSRI's except Paxil and Lexapro, plus Effexor, without relief (I also have depression and panic disorder). Anybody who can relate???

 

Re: earworms

Posted by almondjoy on April 26, 2004, at 19:48:30

In reply to earworms, posted by Margaret F on April 26, 2004, at 18:07:19

Yeah, when i first started lexapro, for maybe the first 5 or 6 weeks i had music in my head ALL THE TIME it was so obnoxious and distracting, especially at night. whatever song i heard last would replay for hours sometimes, until i heard another song, and then that one would replay. tho sometimes it wasn't one i heard, but remembered. but it went away after a while and i haven't noticed it since and not diagnosed with ocd or anything...there've been alot of posts on here about it if you do a search

what meds are u on now?

d

 

Re: earworms

Posted by awatts on April 26, 2004, at 20:23:38

In reply to earworms, posted by Margaret F on April 26, 2004, at 18:07:19

> Hi! Does anyone other than me suffer from constant music in your head? Not an auditory hallucination, like when you get an advertising jingle stuck in your head. For me, it sometimes gets so intrusive that I have trouble concentrating, and it's really hard to relax with just two lines from a song repeating endlessly. My doc doesn't seem to know if it's OCD or something else. I've tried all the SSRI's except Paxil and Lexapro, plus Effexor, without relief (I also have depression and panic disorder). Anybody who can relate???

Oh, Margaret! What a title! Abilify is giving me vivid dreams and I think I know the topic for tonight.

awatts

 

Re: earworms almondjoy

Posted by Margaret F on April 26, 2004, at 22:39:36

In reply to Re: earworms, posted by almondjoy on April 26, 2004, at 19:48:30

> Yeah, when i first started lexapro, for maybe the first 5 or 6 weeks i had music in my head ALL THE TIME it was so obnoxious and distracting, especially at night. whatever song i heard last would replay for hours sometimes, until i heard another song, and then that one would replay. tho sometimes it wasn't one i heard, but remembered. but it went away after a while and i haven't noticed it since and not diagnosed with ocd or anything...there've been alot of posts on here about it if you do a search
>
> what meds are u on now?
>
> d


Wouldn't you know, I just got my doc to prescribe me Lexapro this evening!!! Hope it doesn't make everything worse. Maybe it will have the opposite effect from what you experienced. I'm currently on Effexor (makes me fat and lazy) and Wellbutrin (counteracts the laziness at least a little bit!).

margaret

 

Re: earworms

Posted by kellieann7 on April 26, 2004, at 22:51:52

In reply to Re: earworms almondjoy, posted by Margaret F on April 26, 2004, at 22:39:36

Margaret,
I also had that annoying "song stuck in my head" problem EVERY NIGHT when trying to fall asleep. This lasted for about the first month or so when I started taking Lex. Now I have another sleep problem- constant, vivid, realistic sex dreams. EVERY NIGHT!!!

 

Re: earworms

Posted by Margaret F on April 27, 2004, at 10:11:09

In reply to Re: earworms, posted by kellieann7 on April 26, 2004, at 22:51:52

> Margaret,
> I also had that annoying "song stuck in my head" problem EVERY NIGHT when trying to fall asleep. This lasted for about the first month or so when I started taking Lex. Now I have another sleep problem- constant, vivid, realistic sex dreams. EVERY NIGHT!!!


Oh, my God, SEX???!! What's that??? Maybe I can have it in my dreams, since I don't get anywhere while I'm awake!

Anyway, re the song thing - I'm hoping that what caused the songs for you will do the opposite for me. If not, I've lived with it for 19 years and will probably continue to survive. It would be nice to be able to relax in complete silence, though.


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