Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1117869

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Miserable tic

Posted by amd on December 19, 2021, at 17:43:50

This is going to sound utterly insane, but here goes.

I have this incredibly annoying tic / urge when I'm reading certain books to put the pages against my face. I feel completely uncomfortable until I do so, almost like an itch you have to scratch, but worse. I had a mild version of this when I was younger but it's gotten beyond distracting. I'm not trolling here. I don't have any other kinds of tics like that, but with shiny-paged books (like color prints) and even with my iPhone the urge torturously remains until I rub my phone on my forehead or between my temples. I don't know what it is or how to stop it and it makes me miserable when it happens! What is this craziness? Is there medicine for it or a cure? What causes it, any chemical imbalance?

I know - I want to laugh at me too. But it's distressing enough that it's causing me real pain these days. Making it so I can't do one of my favorite things, which is to read. (Luckily that urge doesn't happen when I'm at a screen, where I spend most of my working time.)

Any advice or suggestions very much appreciated.

 

Re: Miserable compulsion

Posted by amd on December 19, 2021, at 22:11:01

In reply to Miserable tic, posted by amd on December 19, 2021, at 17:43:50

Correction: I said tic, but this is a compulsion.

 

Re: Miserable compulsion

Posted by Lamdage22 on December 20, 2021, at 2:22:40

In reply to Re: Miserable compulsion, posted by amd on December 19, 2021, at 22:11:01

So you think you have OCD?

 

Re: Miserable compulsion

Posted by amd on December 20, 2021, at 6:35:38

In reply to Re: Miserable compulsion, posted by Lamdage22 on December 20, 2021, at 2:22:40

I dont know. Its very specific. That compulsion only. Nothing else.

 

Re: Miserable tic

Posted by undopaminergic on December 20, 2021, at 7:39:54

In reply to Miserable tic, posted by amd on December 19, 2021, at 17:43:50

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> Any advice or suggestions very much appreciated.

From what I've read in passing, they use SSRIs and antipsychotics for OCD. Have you tried them?

In my personal experience, nicotine helps too.

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Miserable tic amd

Posted by Jay2112 on December 21, 2021, at 12:51:49

In reply to Miserable tic, posted by amd on December 19, 2021, at 17:43:50

> This is going to sound utterly insane, but here goes.
>
> I have this incredibly annoying tic / urge when I'm reading certain books to put the pages against my face. I feel completely uncomfortable until I do so, almost like an itch you have to scratch, but worse. I had a mild version of this when I was younger but it's gotten beyond distracting. I'm not trolling here. I don't have any other kinds of tics like that, but with shiny-paged books (like color prints) and even with my iPhone the urge torturously remains until I rub my phone on my forehead or between my temples. I don't know what it is or how to stop it and it makes me miserable when it happens! What is this craziness? Is there medicine for it or a cure? What causes it, any chemical imbalance?
>
> I know - I want to laugh at me too. But it's distressing enough that it's causing me real pain these days. Making it so I can't do one of my favorite things, which is to read. (Luckily that urge doesn't happen when I'm at a screen, where I spend most of my working time.)
>
> Any advice or suggestions very much appreciated.
>
>

Hi amd:

No need to apologize, at all! I used to have a very bad tic with clearing my throat, and yes, it is VERY distressing. I have read that it could be a form of OCD. Can I ask, are you diagnosed with anything? Are you on any meds right now? One of the safest meds I heard for tics is risperidone (Risperdal). I imagine the SRI's may possibly work, too.

Jay


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