Overstimulation of spine, neck, stomach from sound and bright visuals. Super scared!

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phixgrrrl
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   Posted 4/13/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I have these weird sensations in my spine, neck, and stomach mostly. Like any sound or even bright visual thing triggers it. It's very hard to describe. Its not pain; its like overstimulation of those areas. My stomach even spasms a bit. So things I usually use for "comfort" when I'm panicky (watching TV or even reading)...I can't do b/c it involves sound and vision so I'm really scared. Even typing this makes me feel it. I can't stand it. I'm going to the psych. today again.
This started maybe 3 days ago. Today I have no appetite either.
Has anyone had this? What did you do? Did you find out it was actually physical not panic?
(I originally posted this at the end of another thread of mine but since its now different from my original question, I decided to start another thread.)

Raniah
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   Posted 4/13/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Phixgrrrl,

I am very sorry you're still suffering, and with additional symptoms at that. I hope that your psych doc will help you to determine whether or not this is anxiety-related, and whom you should speak to if you need a physician's opinion. You said your appointment is today, so I hope you will come back and let us know how it went. I send you my very best wishes for peace and healing.

percycat
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   Posted 4/13/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, Phixgrrrl.

I've never had those sensations, so I'm no good there, but I surely hope your psych doc has been able to offer some reasonable explanations today. Better yet, I hope you have some ideas for successful treatment so that you don't have to deal with these unsettling sensations any longer.

Do let us know how it turned out.

percycat

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phixgrrrl
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   Posted 4/13/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I love you guys! I'm so scared. He didn't think its physical (tho I still dont know) and he gave me a low dose of Seroquel; he said its for anxiety but when I got it, it said it was an anti-psychotic! Though I do know its used for things other than that.
If anyone else has experienced these symptoms, please post and let me know what you're going through and how you got/are getting rid of it.
Also, if anyone has taken Seroquel, please let me know if it has helped you.
Just looking at this screen and typing is sending those freaky vibes through my back. Uhh!

Raniah
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   Posted 4/13/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Phixgrrrl,

Good for you, going to your appointment and getting your meds. I hope so much that this will help you to feel better. I can't advise on the Seroquel, but hopefully another member will be able to post and talk about their experiences with it. Thanks for keeping us posted.

Sunshine1108
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   Posted 4/13/2009 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I never had these symptons nor have I ever been on this medicine. 
 
It's good news that the doc does not think its physical.  Give the medicine a chance to work and if it continues, I would contact your doctor and let him know.
 
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Good Luck!
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vestabula
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   Posted 4/14/2009 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi...the only thing I have remotely familiar to what you are describing is when I am really anxious I get this 'startle' sensation and I hear a 'whoosh' in my ears when I turn my head or move suddenly.  It's almost like an adrenalin  head rush and it comes with movement.  Noise triggers it...I jump a mile in the air with any loud sound...even the hubby slamming the oven door.  Blinking my eyes does it!  I was told the blinking of the eyes is actually a startle stimulator.
 
Personally, I think it's all about the adrenalin and when we are anxious we get an exaggerated sensation from it.  Once I stopped being so scared when it happened it eased up.  I still get it, especially in the morning but I am trying very hard to ignore it.  I have had it happen in my chest and stomach also.
 
Hope you feel better...
Donna
fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


phixgrrrl
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   Posted 4/14/2009 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
vest>I think I may have that too.
I tried the new med last night. I felt a little tired. At one point, for a second, I felt like I was going to faint...
I don't feel any better otherwise. I'll try 3/4 pill this time.
I know the symptoms brought on any panic I feel. Yet the doc is saying the whole thing is anxiety. I want to know what the hell he's basing that on. I want to see a neurologist anyway. I want to know what the hell is going on w/my head when I hear sounds and they manifest in this way. This is nuts.

phixgrrrl
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   Posted 4/15/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Well my doc decreased Seroquel to half of a 25 mg pill at night; upped my Prozac to 40 mg/day; and kept Xanax to .25 3/day. I'm going to see a Neurologist.
Thing is, I'm on unemployment at 170/week and have no insurance. So I applied to a free clinic. you even have to sign something that says "if we **** up, you can't sue us b/c we're doing this for free". Wow, feel much safer now...
One of my friends thinks its from an ear infection. But even my regular doc, who diagnosed what he thought was labyrinthitis thinks its anxiety.

Raniah
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   Posted 4/16/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Phixgrrrl,

I'm glad you're seeing the necessary docs and ruling things out. I really hope that the adjustment in meds will help, and that you'll be feeling better soon.
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