Sertraline - Musical obsession ocd?
- 25 Aug 2017 by Canan123
- 26 Aug 2017
- obsessive compulsive disorder, sertraline
My sister has a complaint of recurrent and persistent musical tunes in her head. The music is coming from inside the head she does not actually hear them, they are replayed like a song stuck in her head. It is like her inner voice. The music includes popular songs, commercial jingles and well-known melodies. It is like a broken tape recorder repeatedly producing the same songs and music all day long. The sounds are product of her mind she is in despair. she cant focus,sleep or study. None of SSRIs and antipsychotics worked so far. she has no hearing loss. We could not find solution.
Is there anyone who has it and manage to get well? Please share which medicine you use and dosages. Did you try any natural solution? Inositol, nac exc. 2
Hi, Canan! I thought this review of the of sertraline (Zoloft) in the treatment of Ear Worms might be of interest to you:
"I developed a very specific form of OCD in my early 50's that is commonly described as "Ear Worms". It is where a song or a snippet of a song gets stuck in your head and keeps playing over and over. It got so bad it was literally driving me insane. I would have a snippet playing nonstop for WEEKS! Day and night (kept me awake until I fell asleep from exhaustion). Played at work CONSTANTLY where I couldn't focus. I would be in meetings unable to pay attention because I would have a song blaring over and over in my head. After ramping up doses, I settled at 100mg/day of Zoloft which has SAVED MY LIFE! It works! I can listen to music again and not yell at my wife when she sings. And I have no side effects."
Has your sister tried sertraline yet? Another medication you might consider is Anafranil (clomipramine) which is an older tricyclic antidepressant that is very effective in treating OCD disorders.
Best wishes to you both. Wildcat
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