Hello ! Thank you for your question, I’m Dr. Vikas (M.D Psychiatry) and I’ll try to help you today.
This problem started after starting Zoloft or before that?
Is there any positive history of OCD in your family?
are you there?
The problem started before zoloft. My dad has had periods of time with depression and anxiety
OK, thanks, XXXXX XXXXX you think that you are feeling much better now
No. I feel a little better however I still have the intrusive music.
OK, see, Zoloft is itself a very good antidepressant and also a preferred choice for OCD symptoms.
You have recently increased the dose and there are high chances that you will notice improvement in this symptom too.
How long does it generally take to see full results?
Do you think this has something to do with hormones and gestational diabetes?
You should notice good improvement in your symptoms within 2-3 weeks of increasing the dose. I do agree with your psychiatrist that although it is not a classic OCD symptoms but Zoloft is very effective in controlling intrusive thoughts
Well, hormones and gestational diabetes may play some part in this.
It is surely not because of Zoloft
Have you heard of this anxiety symptom?
don't worry, this is not a permanent symptoms and you will recover very soon.
are you able to stop it by any means
when I'm focused on something. When I wake up, I automatically have a song in my mind.
intrusive thoughts are a classic symptom of Obsessive rumination but intrusive music is not a very commonly reported symptom. However it is not an anxiety symptom in my view
could it be caused by depression?
it appears to be a variant of obsessive rumination to me. No, it is not a commonly reported symptom of depression also.
have you ever tried thought stopping technique?
What is that?
I believe, thought stopping technique can be very useful for you in stopping it.
Can you describe the process?
It is a very useful technique for stopping obsessive rumination and may be helpful in your case too.
just search for thought stopping technique on google. You can find several you tube videos also.
do you want me to give you few links?
If the intrusive music is not an anxiety symptom, what do you think is the cause?
as I mentioned before, it appears to be a type of Obsessive rumination to me on the basis of what you have described in your question.
although not a classic presentation as I mentioned above.
in any case, assuming that it is variant of obsessive rumination, Zoloft can be very useful in controlling it.
and thought stopping technique should also help.
Should I think of it as an intrusive thought?
well, as I am not having the detailed information it is a bit difficult to comment upon it honestly speaking. But it appears to be a type of obsessive rumination to me.
in any case, whether it is an anxiety symptom or depressive symptom or Obsessive rumination, Zoloft can be useful in all the three cases.
so you need not to worry too much in my view :)
I feel that once I begin to quit worrying over this, it'll go away.
yes, I totally agree with you here. :)
I don't find my hope in reading message boards of people state that they has this all the time.
You just need to relax and stop worrying about this symptom. This should help a lot.
see every patient is unique and react differently to different medicine.
what others are experiencing does not apply to you at all.
the more you will search on these forum, more anxious you will become.
I know. I need to stop. It seems that I have become obsessed with getting better.
so just stop worrying.
I can understand your situation.
you should try the thought stopping technique and see if it helps in your case.
Hopefully the zoloft will help the worrying too :) I'd like to be happy again and feel at peace.
yes, it will definitely help.
it is a very good antianxiety medicine too.
I will try the thought stopping technique and see what happens. Thanks for your help.
you are most welcome.
do you have any other question to ask?
No. I think you answered them all.
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