Posted by izle on November 15, 2002, at 9:59:18
In reply to Re: rapid cycling and mind noise » izle, posted by Ritch on November 15, 2002, at 9:06:57
> > I experience exactly what you experience, both the very rapid cycling (minutes and hours) as well as the noisy brain. My brain isn't only noisy, it's also very busy. I just can't stop thinking. And the noise is just as you describe it (busy train station). I can't remember a time when I wasn't like this. I have been to many mental health professionals who have never picked up on any of it. I've told them about the busy brain but they don't seem to know what it is. Through research on the web I found cyclothymia. I went to another pshychiatrist recently and mentioned the cyclothymia. I told her how quickly the cycles can change and she said this could still be cyclothymia. I don't know what the noisy, busy brain is about but I hope to someday find a mental health professional who does. FYI: I also have Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE) which is a brain wave disorder. I'm not sure how this fits in. Best of Luck.
> Hi, with me it is *sometimes* "noisy" thoughts, but mostly it is music. I believe the temporal lobes are responsible for processing auditory data in the brain-hooking together your auditory memory with auditory sense info (from you ears). What meds are you taking for the TLE? In my cse, (bp-II), anticonvulsants tend to "quiet-out" the music and serotonergic antidepressants tend to increase the musical racket. My hypomanias (AD-induced or not), are *always* accompanied with increasing musical memories, snippets, sometimes blending of different songs together. I also have trouble when I am depressed with lyrical recognition and understanding people's speech, and even sensing direction of sounds. It seems to resemble a "temporary" Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD).
I also have music but never attributed it to either bipolar or TLE. Just thought everyone had it. I'm not on any meds right now. Trying to work with physicians to determine best med.