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Re: music in my head gigikay

Posted by PoohBear on March 10, 2004, at 16:14:47

In reply to music in my head, posted by gigikay on March 9, 2004, at 17:38:47

> funny that i happened on this board because i thought i was alone...
> so here's the deal. i CONSTANTLY hear music but ONLY IN MY HEAD. it isn't audible or anything, but i hear it all day long. most of the time it is just one line of a song. lately it has been the theme song of whatever game i am playing on the game boy...
> anyhow, i have suffered from depression for many years, ADD, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, etc. i have tried many meds and am currently taking Lamictil (mood stabilizer), Celexa (anti-depressant) and Concerta for ADD. none of these help the music go away.
> i have been thinking about it and i have come to this conclusion... if the music stops, then i start awfulizing about death or something completely ridiculous. i think my mind is constantly moving so that i don't go insane. like when i am driving, i calculate milage and minutes and such so that i don't constantly stare at a ditch and see the funeral of my kids. i guess what i am saying is this is my own defense mechanism.
> any thoughts?
> gigi

Yeah, I used to have this problem also, especially when I would lay down to sleep. Here's a poem I wrote about it:

It's called "ruminating". It stopped for me when I began taking Effexor for depression. Effexor has enabled me for the first time in as long as I care to remember to control my thoughts and not be plagued by a constant barrage of uncontrolled thoughts.





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