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TreeElf

Oh lord, this symptom is annoying lol. I have OCD thoughts pretty much constantly anyway, but having songs from ads or the like replay over and over for days or sometimes a week or more makes me feel like I'm going nuts. It does come and go though, gets very intense during a wave. For 2 weeks now I've been replaying the song from Celebs Go Dating on E4 haha.


2008-2013 - Various meds on and off since age 18 incl. Sertraline, Prozac, Mirtazipine, Abilify. Prescribed for severe OCD.

CT'd several times over these years and reinstated after subsequent psych hospitalisations.

2014-2015 - Clomipramine, quetiapine and Epilum

2015-Jan 2017 - Prozac 40mg (stopped contraceptive pill, most stable period of time)

(Beginning of taper) Jan-October 2017 - Tapered Prozac to zero.

15 Jan 2018 - Reinstated Prozac at 2mg due to acute w/d symptoms

February 2018 - tapered to 1.8mg

May 2018 - reinstated at 5mg due to severe w/d symptoms. 9 month hold, stabilized well at around 6/7 months.

March 2019 - Tapered to 4.9mg

Current supplements: fish oils, probiotic, ashwaganda, colostrum powder, cannabis

 

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trenace

ūüėā I didn't even realise this was a symptom! I've been singing

Charlie Puth - How Long for the past year lmaoo. Its just on repeat I'm either singing or humming it. How long has this been going onn??? Kinda fits I suppose... 

 


Fluanxol dosage n/a - 6 months cold turkey Start/ may 2015 end/august 2015

Sertraline 100mg - 10 months cold turkey start/ may 2015 End/Feb 2016

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papaloapan

I have also been suffering intensely from this symptom but some days it feels so extreme that it takes away from me all my energy so I end up so tired and it makes  me feel that I do not feel like doing anything.

I really feel that I'm going nuts because it is so annoying and frustrating. There's not even 1 second of silence in my head the whole day, every day, either parts of songs or voices/words/sentences, or things that I'm going to say to a person I'm going to meet soon, but of course all those are involuntary/intrusive.

Some days not even focusing on my breathing during meditation relaxes me. I'm so terrified because of the thought that this will never end.

This symptom is happening to me because I'm taking tramadol which interacts severely with the other 2 drugs I'm taking (pristiq and quetiapine). Also because both tramadol and pristiq are SNRI. It's bad to take more than 1 antidepressant at the same time.

I would love to know any tools that can lessen the intensity of this hellish symptom. 


Nov/30/17 started Q-MIND (quetiapine) IR tablets 100mg 0-0-1. 

Dec/1/17 started pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg tablets 1-0-0. Jan/4/18 started tapering pristiq by alternating dosages

Jan/5 & 6/18 changed to quetiapine XR 300mg. Jan/7&8/18 changed to quetiapine XR 150mg. Jan/9/18 went back to IR quetiapine 100mg 0-0-1.

Jan/14/18 started with 1.5mg melatonin 0-0-1, fish oil 1-0-1 and magnesium with calcium capsules 2-0-2.

Jan/20/18 went back to one daily pristiq 50mg 1-0-0

Feb/7/18 started neurovit 1-1-1 (glutamic acid 200mg, HCL lysine 150mg, sodium glycerophosphate 112mg & nicotinamide 30mg) 

?/?/18 started neurovit 1-1-0.   ?/?/18 started neurovit 1-0-0.  ?/?/18 started ginko biloba 40mg 1-0-0

Mar/12/18 at night started 15 drops of tramadol. Each drop = 2.5 mg of tramadol. Mar/13/18 to Mar/19/18: (7 days) 15 drops twice a day (15 drops in the morning and 15 drops at night = 15-0-15). 

Mar/20/18 (1 day): morning 15 drops, night 12 drops = 15-0-12. Mar/21/18 (1 day) 12-0-10. Mar/22 & 23/18 (2 days) 12-0-12. Mar/24/18 (1 day) 9-0-9. Mar/25/18 (1 day) 6-0-6. Mar/26 and 27/18 (2 days) 9-0-9. Mar/28 and 29/18 (2 days) 6-0-6. Mar/30 and 31/18 (2 days) 4-0-4. Apr/1/18 - Apr/5/18 (5 days) 6-0-6 . Apr/6/18 - Apr/10/18 (5 days) 5-0-5. Apr/11/18 (1 day) 4-0-4 . Apr/12/18 - Apr/18/18 (7 days) 5-0-5. Apr/19/18 (1 day) 4-0-4. Apr/20/18 - May/3/18 (14 days) 4-0-5. 

May/4/18 - May/18/18 (15 days) 4-0-4. May/19/18- Jun/1/18 (14 days) 3-0-4. Jun/2/18 - Jun/18/18 (17 days) 3-0-3. 

Jun/19/18 - Jul/7/18 (19 days) 2-0-3. Jul/8/18 - Jul/9/18 (2 days) 2-0-2 . Jul/10/18 - Aug/6/18 (28 days) 2-0-3.

Aug/7/18 - Sep/3/18 (28 days) 2-0-2. Sep/4/18 - Sep/13/18 (10 days) 1-0-2. Sep/14/18 - Oct/18/18 (35 days) back to 2-0-2, Oct/19/18 - Nov/16/18 (29 days) 1-0-2. Nov/17/18 didn't take neurovit and ginko. Nov/18/18 - Dec/6/18 (19 days) 1-0-2. (total in 1-0-2 49 days) Dec/7/18 - Jan/29/19 (54 days) 1-0-1. Jan/30/19 - Feb/1/19 (3 days) 1-0-2. Feb/2/19 back to 1-0-1. Feb/2/19 - Mar/29/19 (56 days) 1-0-1. Mar/30/19 started 0-0-1 

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ChessieCat

I find listening to music helps are talk back radio or similar, eg having the TV on, because it distracts the chatter in my head and gives my brain something to listen to.


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ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

My tapering program                                      My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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VincentV

Oh this has just started to happen to me. Most of my symptoms have eased a  little bit (on balance i think) but this ear worm thing is new and annoying. Its just the same few notes of this little bit of electronic music, going round and round. With my tinitus its quite something. Any advice? 

 

I guess the whole weirdly altered relationship /connection to music thing makes sense when you consider what 'ecstasy', a serotonergic drug, does to ones appreciation of music. 

 

I remember, years before sertraline, taking some once and having (other than the dreadful comedown)  awful  ear worms. That and, weirdly, about two months after having s dreaful bout of depersonalisation. For which one dr nearly put me on anti-psychotics (!!!) (fortunately another p-doctor, had a more wait a see approach and just suggested some reading). Its weird how this two month thing keeps cropping up with drugs which effect my serotonin system. 


Citalopram. Briefly early twenties, no ill effects seemingly. Don't remember dose.

 

Sertraline on and off for ten years.  I was ignorant and started and stopped frequently. Doses of 50, 75 and 100. I can not recall/did not record dates prior to 2018.

 

JANUARY 2018: Last period of use was was 150mg of sertraline on 14/01/18  (which triggered extreme depression and anxiety that never settled, amongst other symptoms). I then tapered to 100mg in March (15/03/18), then down to 75mg in April(01/04/18) , 50mg later (11/04/18) 25mg in May  (16/05/18),  and was at 0mg in June (02/06/18).

 

Mirtazapine 15mg:  01/08/18- 02/10/18, 15mg (6 weeks at 15mg the two week taper). - caused deeply unpleasant waves of extreme anxiety, depression, zombie state and mania.

 

Still on 40mg of Propranolol twice a day since April 2018. Supplements: Fish oil, Magnesium, Vit B6

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RandyJames

Does anyone else have songs stuck in your head from morning to night that just keep looping unendingly?  I have had this for awhile now and never thought of it as a symptom.  For a couple of months it's been the same couple of songs and only the chorus of both.  It's so annoying especially when I'm already thinking poorly and I have to contend with the songs "playing" over my thoughts.  I'm not hearing music or anything, just thinking it but can't make it go.  Ugh.


 

1994-2009 benzos from age 20 to 36.  Added Cymbalta 60mg in 2007.

2008-2009 tapered benzos to zero and quit Cymbalta Cold turkey.  WD HELL for two years

2011 started on Lexapro to combat the withdrawal and it worked.  

2015 switched to Prozac as Lexapro was not working as well

2017 quit Prozac cold turkey November and crashed into WD.  Reinstated Prozac In December with no benefit. 

2018 Switched back to Lexapro in January and it took most of the issues away in around 2-3 weeks

2019 In February Lexapro has pooped out and WD feelings back.  Tolerance WD I'm sure.

           March 12th Upped my dose to 30 mgs per doctor's advice to see if Tolerance WD goes away but have had worsening sleep issues with limbs jerking and less sleep.

           March 17th dropped back down to 20 mgs and had less limb jerking last night but sleep no better.  

           April 20th cut to 18mg.            

 

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Does anyone else have background songs/music going behind their dreams all night? Just constant song or music in the back of your mind while sleeping? Is this really sleep, or is it just light sleep? I wonder if I should count my hours of ‚Äúsleeping with accompanying music‚ÄĚ as actual sleep in my sleep log? My brain is pretty busy serving up tunes all night....


This is the best of my recollection.

20 mg Prozac 3-4 days per week until May 2018.

Beginning May 15 I began to drop doses. 

I dropped 1 dose per week for the next 4 weeks.

It was not systematic at all. I don't have which days I took what.

so the week of May 13 I took 4 doses, which was pretty normal for me.

Then the week of May 20 I took 3 doses 20 mg.

The week of May 27 I took 3 doses 20 mg.

The 1st week in June l took 2 doses 20 mg.

The week of June 10, 2018 was my last dose 20 mg.

I had been on Prozac only. No other medications.

 

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scott4y2hott4y
On 3/18/2019 at 9:51 PM, RandyJames said:

Does anyone else have songs stuck in your head from morning to night that just keep looping unendingly?  I have had this for awhile now and never thought of it as a symptom.  For a couple of months it's been the same couple of songs and only the chorus of both.  It's so annoying especially when I'm already thinking poorly and I have to contend with the songs "playing" over my thoughts.  I'm not hearing music or anything, just thinking it but can't make it go.  Ugh.

Thats exactly the same as what happens to me. 

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papaloapan
On 3/18/2019 at 3:51 PM, RandyJames said:

Does anyone else have songs stuck in your head from morning to night that just keep looping unendingly?  I have had this for awhile now and never thought of it as a symptom.  For a couple of months it's been the same couple of songs and only the chorus of both.  It's so annoying especially when I'm already thinking poorly and I have to contend with the songs "playing" over my thoughts.  I'm not hearing music or anything, just thinking it but can't make it go.  Ugh.

Also that's exactly the same as what happens to me. It is hell, but the good thing is that I already read this whole topic and I also have read the topic of "Intrusive/repetitive thoughts, rumination and increased panic?" and in both people say that it does go away after you stop taking the medications.


Nov/30/17 started Q-MIND (quetiapine) IR tablets 100mg 0-0-1. 

Dec/1/17 started pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg tablets 1-0-0. Jan/4/18 started tapering pristiq by alternating dosages

Jan/5 & 6/18 changed to quetiapine XR 300mg. Jan/7&8/18 changed to quetiapine XR 150mg. Jan/9/18 went back to IR quetiapine 100mg 0-0-1.

Jan/14/18 started with 1.5mg melatonin 0-0-1, fish oil 1-0-1 and magnesium with calcium capsules 2-0-2.

Jan/20/18 went back to one daily pristiq 50mg 1-0-0

Feb/7/18 started neurovit 1-1-1 (glutamic acid 200mg, HCL lysine 150mg, sodium glycerophosphate 112mg & nicotinamide 30mg) 

?/?/18 started neurovit 1-1-0.   ?/?/18 started neurovit 1-0-0.  ?/?/18 started ginko biloba 40mg 1-0-0

Mar/12/18 at night started 15 drops of tramadol. Each drop = 2.5 mg of tramadol. Mar/13/18 to Mar/19/18: (7 days) 15 drops twice a day (15 drops in the morning and 15 drops at night = 15-0-15). 

Mar/20/18 (1 day): morning 15 drops, night 12 drops = 15-0-12. Mar/21/18 (1 day) 12-0-10. Mar/22 & 23/18 (2 days) 12-0-12. Mar/24/18 (1 day) 9-0-9. Mar/25/18 (1 day) 6-0-6. Mar/26 and 27/18 (2 days) 9-0-9. Mar/28 and 29/18 (2 days) 6-0-6. Mar/30 and 31/18 (2 days) 4-0-4. Apr/1/18 - Apr/5/18 (5 days) 6-0-6 . Apr/6/18 - Apr/10/18 (5 days) 5-0-5. Apr/11/18 (1 day) 4-0-4 . Apr/12/18 - Apr/18/18 (7 days) 5-0-5. Apr/19/18 (1 day) 4-0-4. Apr/20/18 - May/3/18 (14 days) 4-0-5. 

May/4/18 - May/18/18 (15 days) 4-0-4. May/19/18- Jun/1/18 (14 days) 3-0-4. Jun/2/18 - Jun/18/18 (17 days) 3-0-3. 

Jun/19/18 - Jul/7/18 (19 days) 2-0-3. Jul/8/18 - Jul/9/18 (2 days) 2-0-2 . Jul/10/18 - Aug/6/18 (28 days) 2-0-3.

Aug/7/18 - Sep/3/18 (28 days) 2-0-2. Sep/4/18 - Sep/13/18 (10 days) 1-0-2. Sep/14/18 - Oct/18/18 (35 days) back to 2-0-2, Oct/19/18 - Nov/16/18 (29 days) 1-0-2. Nov/17/18 didn't take neurovit and ginko. Nov/18/18 - Dec/6/18 (19 days) 1-0-2. (total in 1-0-2 49 days) Dec/7/18 - Jan/29/19 (54 days) 1-0-1. Jan/30/19 - Feb/1/19 (3 days) 1-0-2. Feb/2/19 back to 1-0-1. Feb/2/19 - Mar/29/19 (56 days) 1-0-1. Mar/30/19 started 0-0-1 

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Cloudskishawna

I was taking 15mg for 1/2 month been doing 7.5 of mirtazapine for a week now but I've been having this music issue to where I hear it in my head 24 7 no ending the only relief I get is when I listen to other music is this a adverse effect or just withdrawals or just the side effects of the drug please  this just started this week I would like to know 


Mirtazapine August 10 2019 - Sept 26 2019

Lexapro August 27 2019- August 28 2019 

Trazodone  July 29 2019 - July 31 2019

Didnt like neither of them 

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Nevertoolate

This is a strange one. I've had it too and even after a full year off Lexapro I still get it. It's usually just a few words but it's on repeat all day. 

I'm sure it will pass just like all the annoying symptoms do. 

 

Be kind to yourself. 


Lexapro 10MG

Almost continually for 25 odd years 

Reduced to 5MG beginning July 2018-  end August 2018

August 2018 til now off completely 

 

 

 

 

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ChessieCat

I've found a "solution" to this problem.  Since I've been listening to them in the car several times a week I know just about all the lyrics to all of the songs.  What is good about most of these songs is that they aren't too repetitive.

 

On 2/15/2019 at 8:32 PM, ChessieCat said:

I've discovered something by accident.  Recently I've had trouble with thought loops running through my mind, even to the extent of having a theoretical conversation about something that probably would never have taken place.

 

I've also been listening to some cute and cleverly written children's songs and I've been playing them when driving and learning the lyrics.  My thought loops have been replaced with the songs.  And because there are a lot of songs with catchy tunes and clever lyrics they tend to change throughout the day.  I've even found myself singing them out loud, and actually got asked to stop singing at work today (very nicely), not realising that my voice was carrying around the office.

 

The artist is Don Spencer and I am amazed at the words he manages to rhyme.  There are lots of his songs on YouTube.

 

So in fact it's actually working in multiple areas:  replacing the thought loops, lifting my mood, helping my memory and using my brain, singing which I've heard it good for us, makes me laugh, and I'm more relaxed when driving.

 

 

For anyone who is interested, I've categorised the Don Spencer songs.  Some of them are more suited to Australian members, but there plenty of others which are just really good songs, I've marked them with *.

 

* = songs that are general songs (ie not Aussie-themed)

Song title links to Youtube song

Lyrics link = PDF of lyrics

 

ALBUM                                     SONG

 

Australia for Kids                      Bob the Kelpie     lyrics

Australia for Kids                   * Rain

Australia for Kids                      Out the Back

Australia for Kids                      She'll Be Right

Australia for Kids                      ABC of Australia     lyrics

Australia for Kids                      Boomerang      lyrics

Australia for Kids                      A-U-S-T-R-A-L-I-A     lyrics

Australia for Kids                      Captain Cook     lyrics

Australia for Kids                      Aussie Boys and Aussie Girls     lyrics

Australia for Kids                  * Sunshine

 

Australian Animal Songs        Tasmanian Devil     lyrics

Australian Animal Songs        Lizards of Oz

Australian Animal Songs        Aussie Mossie     lyrics

Australian Animal Songs     * The Owl

Australian Animal Songs        Hanging Around Flying Fox      lyrics

Australian Animal Songs        Crocodile     lyrics

Australian Animal Songs        It's a Marsupial     lyrics

Australian Animal Songs        We've Got

Australian Animal Songs        Possum

Australian Animal Songs        Fairy Penguin Strut

Australian Animal Songs        The Smart Galah

 

Cooee                                        Cooee Song     lyrics

Cooee                                        Didgeridoo Song     lyrics

Cooee                                        Home Among the Gum Trees

Cooee                                       Tie Me Kangaroo Down

Cooee                                       Botany Bay

Cooee                                       Waltzing Matilda

 

Feathers Fur or Fins               Kangaroo the Super Marsupial

Feathers Fur or Fins               I Love My Echidna     lyrics

Feathers Fur or Fins              Where Does a Goanna Go?

Feathers Fur or Fins              He's a Cockatoo     lyrics

Feathers Fur or Fins              Warts n All the Cane Toad

Feathers Fur or Fins              Emu     lyrics

Feathers Fur or Fins           * Feathers Fur or Fins     lyrics

Feathers Fur or Fins              Dig Dig Dig Like a Wombat      lyrics

Feathers Fur or Fins              Black Swan Shadow on the Water

Feathers Fur or Fins              A Platypus Song     lyrics

Feathers Fur or Fins              Don't Ever Step on a Snake     lyrics

Feathers Fur or Fins              Please Don’t Call Me a Koala Bear     alternative link with koalas

Feathers Fur or Fins               Kookaburra

Feathers Fur or Fins              Sh Sh Sugar Glider

Feathers Fur or Fins              I'm an Aussie Shark

 

Have a Beaut Day                  The Flying Doctor      lyrics

Have a Beaut Day                  Pete the Lorikeet

Have a Beaut Day                  Parrot Fashion

Have a Beaut Day               * Fishing Suits Me Fine     lyrics

Have a Beaut Day                  Have a Beaut Day!

Have a Beaut Day                  Jaws and Teeth      lyrics

Have a Beaut Day                  Bush Tucker      lyrics

Have a Beaut Day               *  Flowers      lyrics

Have a Beaut Day               * Stand Up

Have a Beaut Day               * In the Garden

Have a Beaut Day                  So Much More to See

Have a Beaut Day              * Cowboy Song     lyrics

Have a Beaut Day              * The Laughing Song

Have a Beaut Day              * Old Steam Train

Have a Beaut Day              *  The Cat

Have a Beaut Day                  The Barrier Reef

 

Walkabout                           * Eggs

Walkabout                           * My Big Jazz Band

Walkabout                              Walkabout

Walkabout                          * Thumbs Up

Walkabout                          * Flying My Kite

Walkabout                              Backyard Birdbath     lyrics

Walkabout                          * The Weather Song

Walkabout                          *  The Solar Powered Practical Combustible Compactable Responsibly Recyclable Machine

Walkabout                              Red Dirt Roadway

Walkabout                             The Great Australian Bite

Walkabout                          * Panda

Walkabout                          * Trees


NEW!!!               INTERVIEW with Altostrata, SA's founder               NEW!!! 

 

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

My tapering program                                      My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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kayla24

Dealing with this symptom right now after coming off a mixture of remeron, haldol, lithium (which I was only on for a short period of time) and now wellbutrin XL after being on 150mg for about six weeks. This is the worst symptom I've dealt with regarding medications, hoping it will subside soon. It does give me hope seeing that most of you had yours eventually disappear, I'm hoping my case is the same. 

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ChessieCat
4 hours ago, kayla24 said:

This is the worst symptom I've dealt with regarding medications, hoping it will subside soon.

 

This is very mild symptom.  Admittedly it can be annoying and sometimes frustrating.  Mine comes and goes.  It's been bugging me for the last couple of weeks.

 

You could try listening to a different catchy song when the one you currently have gets too annoying.  That way you might be able to mix it up a bit and make it less frustrating.  I've actually put mine to good use and have been learning Bible verse songs.  And also the Westminster Shorter Catechism songs by Holly Dutton.


NEW!!!               INTERVIEW with Altostrata, SA's founder               NEW!!! 

 

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

My tapering program                                      My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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On 1/10/2016 at 1:41 AM, ChessieCat said:

I think it can be both.  Recently I've had songs popping into my head that I am sure I haven't heard anywhere recently.  I've had ear worms in the past prior to ADs but I think now that tunes and conversations are just the memories coming up.  I've had very clear images popping up recently too.  Also had what I am convinced is somebody talking.  Something I listened to or read somewhere gave the explanation that in WD the brain is hearing something and it attaches it to something our brain already knows.  Not sure where though as I have been doing a lot of research into this AD WD stuff.  I can remember when I was on a different AD (possibly citalopram at normal dose, not tapering) I would get what I can only describe as my brain going through the radio stations trying to find a station to tune into.  It seemed like I had so many thoughts in my head that my brain just couldn't grasp a particular one.  CC

Hi ChessieCat,

 

I am also getting exactly what you have mentioned. This is mainly when just trying to shut off my brain and relax to try and sleep. (ear worm songs, clear random snippets of images, snippets of phrases by someone else's voice and not my own) . It only is surfaced since I am suffering through bouts of insomnia during my lower dose tapering and being sleep deprived I think aids in it definitely? So if I got more sleep would it stop or can I just consider this to be a separate withdrawal symptom not affected by¬†lack of sleep. One is feeding the other and I don't know what to do ūüėĒ.

 

I have but maybe less than a year before I'm hopefully off since it has been suggested to go very slow on my taper but I've read in the thread that it stops once you are off the drugs. Ughhh can't take 1 year of this!!!


Effexor XR 37.5mg (1st time 2003-2004 / 2nd time 2007-2008 / 3rd time 2010-current) Attempted to get off again in July of 2015 and did a year long taper only to reinstate by June 2016 due to failed taper. By July 2017 started to give this another try.

 

7.01.17 - 37.5mg fast forward to 3.25.18 - 26 mg  / 4.27.18 - 23.4 mg  / 5.20.18 - 21 mg  / 6.24.18 - 18.9 mg / 9.7.18 - 17 mg  / 10.13.18 - 15 mg / 11.10.18 - 13.5 mg / 12.24.18 - 12 mg / 2.10.19 - 11 mg  / 3.6.19 - Updose to 13 mg and was better only for a month so decided to continue with tapering process. / 5.18.19 - 12 mg / 6.12.19 - 11 mg  / 7.7.19 - 11 mg  / 8.22.19 - 10 mg  / 10.4.19 - 9 mg   / 11.29.19 - 8.5mg / 12.16.19 - 8 mg / 1.24.20 - 7.5mg / 3.15.20 - 6.5mg / 3.29.20 - 6 mgs / 5.9.20  - 5.5 mgs / 5.23.20 - 5 mgs / 6.29.20 - 4.5 mgs / 7.10.20 - 4.25mgs / 7.24.20 - 4 mgs / 8.18.20 - 3.75mg / 9.1.20 - 3.5 mgs / 9.29.20 - 3 mgs but Horrendous insomnia suddenly appear preventing further tapering.

 

10.9.20 - Effexor Updose to 3.5mg

10.18.20 - Effexor Updose to 4 - 4.5 mg but no relief and insomnia got worse so.....

11.04.20 Effexor jump! with direct switch to Prozac 10mg.

11/7 - 11/11 - Mirtazipine 3.75mg

11.15 - last Prozac dose

11. 17 - start zoloft 25mg

11.19 - decrease zoloft 12.5mg due to overstimulation

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ChessieCat

I don't know what causes it but I have had times when it is worse than others and there have been periods when it  has either gone completely or is very negligible.

 

It might be related to how much stress our nervous system is under/experiencing.  I'm down to 0.625mg (100mg Pristiq starting dose) and recently I have been getting them over the last few months which could be related to sleep issues and added stress from a back injury.  But they also don't seem to be as intense and long-lasting as they were in the past.

 

I just try to go with the flow, acknowledge it and try to accept it, which helps not to add more stress to my system.


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Kindler

Has anyone found anything that helps with earworms? Trying omega 3, tried it a few months back and it made my looping thoughts worse. Now it helps me sleep 7 hours straight, and lifts my mood. BUT as soon as I open my eyes in the morning dam songs looping. Will probably stop the omega 3, but my mood is much better


2006 - 2009 20mg Citalopram fast taper, 2011 - 2016 40mg Citalopram fast taper, June 2016 10mg Valium 1 month CT
Jan 2018 40mg Citalopram, Feb 2019 cymbalta for pain - too many side effects, April - 10mg Valium for 1 month- made me depressed stopped CT, July - 0.5mg of Xanax + Prozac, bad reaction stopped after 6 weeks CT, Sept - 14 days Ativan CT


October 2019 - 5mg Valium + 10mg Citalopram, too much,

December 2019 - CT Citalopram, 

February 2020 - reinstate 5mg Citalopram

April 2020 Stopped Valium CT, sart May tried to increase Citalopram to 10mg, think I OD'd 

22 June  ER visit tried to reinstate Valium, paradoxical

2 failed attempts to reinstate Citalopram 1mg and 0.5mg

20 Oct CBD oil - wave, 27 Oct 10mg trimipramine BAD IDEA

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