Head feels weird/very sensitive to any stimuli

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phixgrrrl
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   Posted 2/17/2010 2:27 AM (GMT -7)   
i've had some weird physical problems and anxiety since last April and they have stayed in one form or another, but now, I'm noticing more headaches, and my system just feels very sensitive--like kinda what you feel like when you have the flu (muscle sensitivity for one) but its also just sometimes looking at things, hearing things...it sort of seems a bit unreal and like it's "too much' for my brain to handle or something. It's really hard to explain.
I wasn't sure where to put this type of problem so I stuck it here. Since April I was put on seroquel, my prozac has increased to 60 mg, and recently put on Inderal to supposedly help w/tremors that may or may not be caused by the meds.
I don't think I have the flu as I have no fever. I just feel like locking myself in a secluded room, without busy decorations and that's quiet, which is not really possible. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Sailorpizza
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   Posted 2/17/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I am very familiar with what you are describing. Especially when I was taking medication for my anxiety. I would keep my hands clinched up in fists, I couldn't stand to touch anything that had a texture. Riding in the car was the worst. I would ride with my hands on the window (must have looked strange to other motorists) I couldn't stand the vibrations. (no not drive lol, had hubby take me everywhere : p ) Even now, I can't handle alot of busy noise around me. The tv too loud or music too loud. :*( It's like. If my mind were calmer, it would be ok. But there is so much spinning around in my head, the noises just add to the frustration and anxiety. Prehaps you can create the secluded place you need. I found mine in the shower for a long time. We have a new home now, and I have a room all to myself to go escape to. Where is a place you do feel relaxed?
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stkitt
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   Posted 2/17/2010 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning,


You have added Inderal to your med list recently. In some people Inderal may cause depression, confusion, and hallucinations. Your sx also may be caused by drug interaction. Please remember I am not a professional.



Your pharmacist can provide more information about Inderal. Also your Physician may want to know about these issues you are experiencing.



Keep us posted.



Gentle Hugs,



Kitt

phixgrrrl
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   Posted 2/17/2010 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Well the Inderal is 20 mg and I'm taking half a pill (up from a fourth) and my neuro. tells me its a very low dose. He thinks I'm being too cautious--he wants me to take a whole pill but I'm scared to. (Mainly b/c my b.p. is so low...96/50 or something...and this med is usually used to lower bp). He never told me about any of those side effects (big surprise)...have you heard of this happening in small doses like this kitt?
A place I feel relaxed is...gosh...I dunno now. The more freaky I feel, the less options I have. I feel like every doc thinks I over react or something when I voice my concerns about meds, which does the opposite of help me.

phixgrrrl
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   Posted 2/21/2010 1:28 AM (GMT -7)   
This feeling has stayed the same I think...sometimes I feel like it makes me feel nauseated, but maybe its not related. The feeling goes down my back. It feels also like I might have the flu; I also am very sensitive. It's a weird sensation, not a pain. By the lack of replies, I gather that I'm quite alone in this. Have a feeling if I go to the doc he'll have no idea, as usual. Or make me feel like I'm "too sensitive". I just started trying to date and now I have to blow them off b/c I'm sick w/this weird crap. They'll be like 'what the hell?' and I get to stay away from ppl and freak out about this alone b/c no one takes me seriously. I canceled a concert I was to go to today b/c of this crap and will most likely cancel the one on Thrs. God why do I bother even trying to try to go? It just blows up in my face.
*yep, I'm thinking out loud*

vestabula
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   Posted 2/22/2010 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know if I have exactly what you are describing but every since I was on, then went off Lexapro, over stimulation to noise, movement, or any kind of vibration drives me crazy.  I am always on high alert and I can't tolerate the slightest commotion without having the same symptoms you describe.  I had to leave the room the other night because the hubby was chewing his food to loudly.  I get physical sensations in my head and down my spine.  I'm assuming mine is drug related.  Don't know, but I understand how you feel. 

fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: valium Advil


Mike619er
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   Posted 2/22/2010 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there, was just reading through your post.  I too am fairly new to this whole anxiety thing.  Funny thing is I used to make fun of my aunts who were so neurotic and always worrying.  I used to be like a rock emotionally, able to handle whatever it is life threw at me.  Something changed at the end of last summer, and I started having severe depression/anxiety problems.  I noticed since then that noises and lights really seem to bother me more then normal.  Very sensitive to things like that even still.  I'm on cymbalta 120 mg daily, was on Ativan too but I stopped taking it as I wasn't seeing any benefit from doing so.  I also get headaches often, and very confused at times too.  I feel like I'm lost and confused and alone, but seeing peoples posts up on here reminds me that I'm not.  But to answer your initial question, yes I have anxiety too and suffer from the same light/noise sensitivity.  I'm hoping as I'm sure you are that this eventually gets easier and better over time.  I've been told by many who swore they had it worse then I did that it DOES get better.  So I hold onto that and push through everyday.

paniccu
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   Posted 2/24/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was first diagnosed with PD I was also very sensitive to stimuli. I think it comes with the whole flight or fight thing. All your senses are heightened. I remember being at a restaurant and I could hear a dripping faucet that was in the kitchen as if it was right next to me and all the noise of people talking was overwhelming. It was the weirdest thing.
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