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Been on 25mg zoloft for 8 days for depression. I feel physically better but not mentally better at all. Still have racing thoughts, crying spells.

Been on 25mg zoloft for 8 days for depression. I feel physically better but not mentally better at all. Still have racing thoughts, crying spells.

It takes some time: To get to YOUR BASELINE of mental clarity. From your above statement it seems that you are on your way! May I suggest that you give it 1-3 mos and if no improvement then. Consult you physician to discuss other prescribe options. Sometimes it does take tweaking and trying other medications that is the best fit for your situation. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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How do I stop racing thoughts all the time?

How do I stop racing thoughts all the time?

First listen...: Mindfulness meditation & relaxation training. .. Quietly pay attention to your thoughts & listen for any specific theme that may be communicated to you... Listen for any emotional feel of it all... If severe, consult with your doctor, a psychiatrist or psychologist and they'll help you explore any underlying issues as well as options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if migraines can cause racing thoughts?

Can you tell me if migraines can cause racing thoughts?

Physical symptoms: Can get the mind to wonder and worry over what may be wrong and if the symptoms will interfere w/future plans and events. If you obsess outside of migraine time please see your doc. If you have not been treated for your headaches please see him/her also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could meditation help control racing thoughts and worrying?

Could meditation help control racing thoughts and worrying?

Possibly: Most meditation doesn't seek to "control" or change your thoughts. Instead, you practice compassionately observing various foci of attention such as breath, body sensation, emotions, sounds, thoughts, etc. Through your direct experience you discover that you are not your thoughts, worries, emotions, etc -- but instead, you're the observer of those. With practice, worries do often dissipate. ...Read more

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What do you do when your mind has racing thoughts?

What do you do when your mind has racing thoughts?

Anxiety relief: We all get over-wound with stress sometimes, and gentle, soothing self-care can help a lot. Too much caffeine, nicotine & processed sugary foods, and not enough exercise, sunlight, sleep & quiet time to take care of ourselves can all trigger anxiety. Try listening to music you love or playing a video game to engage other parts of your brain. If none of this works, ask your family doc for help. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to take for racing thoughts and for ocd?

What is the best medication to take for racing thoughts and for ocd?

No Best: There really isn't one best medication. Typically OCD requires treatment with medication that enhances serotonergic activity in the brain. Most often this involves either a serotonin specific reuptake inhibitor or anafranil (clomipramine). I am unsure what the "racing thoughts" you describe represent-anxious rumination? If mania lithium is serotonergic. Please see a psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes people to have racing thoughts or a monkey mind?

What causes people to have racing thoughts or a monkey mind?

Racing Mind: Racing thoughts are most commonly described in people with bipolar disorder, but are also common with anxiety disorders. The use of amphetamines and also sleep deprivation or other sleep disorders can also result in racing thoughts. ...Read more

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Are racing thoughts a symptom of aspergers/high functioning autism? What should I do?

Are racing thoughts a symptom of aspergers/high functioning autism? What should I do?

Seek evaluation: Racing thoughts is most commonly associated with bipolar disorder -a serious mood problem. I would recommend consulting a psychiatrist. It would also be wise to clean up your diet -consider the feingold diet. Also use of essential fatty acids is a good choice-fish oil. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my trichotillomania, insomnia, racing thoughts, and trouble concentrating?

What can I do to control my trichotillomania, insomnia, racing thoughts, and trouble concentrating?

Seek help: The best thing you can do is seek professional help. It sounds like you could benefit from both a therapist and a psychiatrist. It would be ideal if you can find both under one roof. ...Read more

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Why do I have racing thoughts upon waking, and when I go to sleep? I can't quiet my mind before bed.

Why do I have racing thoughts upon waking, and when I go to sleep? I can't quiet my mind before bed.

Intend: You must want an empty mind. Minds are built to think. They resist being quieted. Lying comfortably with eyes softly closed, pay attention to breaths. Silently count an even 4 as you inhale. Count 6 as you hold it and 8 as you blow it out fully thru lips. Repeat. Notice a heavy sinking on exhale. No other words or thoughts. Counting and feeling heavy. As others come, return to those. Again. Again. ...Read more

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How much time does it take risperdal and seraquel to work to stop racing thoughts and control anxiety?

How much time does it take risperdal and seraquel to work to stop racing thoughts and control anxiety?

Can take 1-3 weeks: It usually takes one to three weeks but sometimes longer depending on the severity of your illness and the response to the medication. Just be patient and work closely with your psychiatrist to make sure the dose is adequate. The symptoms should go away eventually. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is serequel XR a good medication to help treat severe depression with constant negative racing thoughts?

Is serequel XR a good medication to help treat severe depression with constant negative racing thoughts?

See below: Seroquel (quetiapine) (xr is the long acting version) has been found effective in treating depressive symptoms (like the ones you mentioned) either alone or along with other medications. Racing thoughts are often part of bipolar disorder, which is also treated with seroquel (quetiapine). ...Read more

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What is a safer combination latuda (lurasidone) with tegretol or latuda (lurasidone) with lamictal (racing thoughts)?

What is a safer combination latuda (lurasidone) with tegretol or latuda (lurasidone) with lamictal (racing thoughts)?

Hard to say for sure: One has to see what works best for them; that is the only way to really know. Except for the rare possibility of serious rash, I think Lamictal is safer than tegretol. I would prefer the combination of Lamictal and latuda, (lurasidone) but one must try one med first, see how it works for them, and then add the next one if another drug seems necessary. Talk with your doctor and don't obsess about it! ...Read more

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I had the flu 3 weeks ago, I do not have all my strength back as well as my appetite. Mentally in depress with racing thoughts. Please help!

I had the flu 3 weeks ago, I do not have all my strength back as well as my appetite. Mentally in depress with racing thoughts. Please help!

Flu: The flu can really knock you people out. And it sometimes takes 2-3 weeks for people to fully feel like they have their energy back. The fevers and muscle aches should have stopped, however. It is not normal to have depression and racing thoughts after the flu - so make sure you check in with your doctor and let them know what is going on! Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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How do I stop racing thoughts so that I can focus on the task at hand? Also causes me not to be aware of my surroundings and become disoriented.

How do I stop racing thoughts so that I can focus on the task at hand? Also causes me not to be aware of my surroundings and become disoriented.

Racing thoughts: Can have many causes-from mild anxiety (which counseling can help problem solve) to bipolar/schizoaffective disorders which usually are most of the day to adhd which have onset in childhood/adolescents but may worsen after menopause. Poor concentration can also be a side effect of some meds such as used to treat overactive bladder and beta blockers for blood pressure. Need eval to determine tx. ...Read more

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I keep having racing thoughts all day and I can't sleep. Already taking sleeping aids but they don't work? Are racing thoughts and insomnia related?

I keep having racing thoughts all day and I can't sleep. Already taking sleeping aids but they don't work? Are racing thoughts and insomnia related?

See you PCP first: Racing thoughts and insomnia can be related. Racing thoughts is a symptom of anxiety. I wonder if you are having other symptoms of anxiety? Some possibilities would be irritability, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, being easily fatigued. It would make sense to talk with your primary care doctor first and then a professional psychologist to address the emotional issues. ...Read more

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I have insomnia late at night I tend to become manic, racing thoughts, greatest ideas, does insomnia trigger mania or is the mania triggering insomnia?

I have insomnia late at night I tend to become manic, racing thoughts, greatest ideas, does insomnia trigger mania or is the mania triggering insomnia?

Mania => insomnia: Insomnia is one of many symptoms of mania, along w/racing thoughts, grandiosity, etc. Go see your family doc or psychiatrist for treatment. There are many options available to tailor a regimen appropriate for any given individual. Don't wait for mania to get worse & land you in trouble. ...Read more

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I want to know the diffference between OCD and bipolar racing thoughts?

I want to know the diffference between OCD and bipolar racing thoughts?

Somewhat alike: Both types of thoughts can feel repetitive and intrusive. Both can also result in anxiety. However thematically very different. Obsession's are more unwanted and based in fear while manic thoughts are more grandiose and about other things. ...Read more

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I want to know the diffference between OCD racing thoughts and bipolar?

Racing thoughts: Of bipolar do not always connect and are linear going out. Ocd is characterized by circular thinking, meaning you think about the same thing over and over again, regardless of the speed of the thoughts. ...Read more

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Could racing thoughts affect your memory?

Could racing thoughts affect your memory?

Yes, it is difficult: To concentrate or focus when our thoughts race. Please get an exam by your doc to rule out thyroid condition, medication side effects, etc. After that, a mental health professional can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can Hydroxyzine help stop racing thoughts?

Can Hydroxyzine help stop racing thoughts?

Hydroxyzine effects: I understand your concern.
Racing thoughts can be overwhelming, affect clarity of mind, affect concentration on specific tasks and affect functioning.
They can be symptom of Anxiety.
Hydroxyzine reduces activity in the central nervous system. It can decrease racing thoughts, not stop racing thoughts.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, side effects of medications, dose; and Therapy for stress. ...Read more

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How can I calm my racing thoughts before bed?

How can I calm my racing thoughts before bed?

Sleep hygiene: Do all your brainstorming/"worrying" well in advance of bedtime, say, in the afternoon. Don't leave any stone untouched, when it comes to these thoughts. Make a list of things to do, people to call, decisions to make, etc. In the evening before bed allow yourself to be "off duty." go to bed sleepy or stay up.

Good tips here: http://healthysleep. Med. Harvard. Edu/healthy/getting/overcoming/tips. ...Read more

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I am having what I call racing thoughts please help?

I am having what I call racing thoughts please help?

See below: What's the emotional feel of it all? Are u worries about stuff? Any specific themes to ur racing thoughts? Or is ur mind just racing meaninglessly? Try deep breathing, mindfulness relaxation, tapping (the free 2012 tapping world summit is up & running now; google it... U'll be glad u did!) why not talk to therapist; they'll help u r/o some important diagnoses and think of individualized options. Gl. ...Read more

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Can racing thoughts be a sign of late stages of syphillis?

Can racing thoughts be a sign of late stages of syphillis?

Yes: Neurosyphilis (tertiary phase)can present as delirium, mania, paranoia, personality changes, cognitive changes, psychosis or dementia. Symptoms of presenile dementia can include:depression, confusion, memory loss ; impaired judgment. Encephalitis can present in the quaternary phase. ...Read more

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What are racing thoughts and could it interfere with concentration?

What are racing thoughts and could it interfere with concentration?

Racing thoughts: Racing thoughts are when your mind jumps quickly from idea to idea -- sometimes faster than you can follow them. If you're talking this way also, others may not understand you well, and you could feel impatient. When thoughts speed up this way, it can definitely interfere with concentration. This situation can happen with mania, hypomania, abuse of stimulants, anxiety, and other causes too. ...Read more

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Does taurine slow mania/racing thoughts?

Does taurine slow mania/racing thoughts?

Results not out yet: Taurine has putative anti-bipolar properties. The studies have been carried out at harvard and to my knowledge of not been published yet. Tests are being done involving adolescents and adults to see the effect that this chemical may have. We will simply have to wait for the information published. If any of my colleagues has seen that this information has been published I would certainly like to know as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you take thorazine (chlorpromazine) for racing thoughts?

I seldom see: Thorazine used for any conditions now a days - as it is in an older generation of antipsychotics that have largely been replaced by atypical antipsychotics. I have seen it used in the ER for bad hiccups. In the past it was used for bipolar disorder (racing thoughts might accompany mania or hypomania). ...Read more

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Anxiety and racing thoughts--treatment?

Diagnose cause first: Anxiety and racing thoughts can be psychological or physical in origin. The symptoms could be part of hyperthyroidism or other medical issues. If you have no history of anxiety or depression, include your primary care physician in the evaluation to rule out medical causes. ...Read more

Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Racing Mind (Definition)

This is the patient whose mind cannot turn off at night in order to sleep. He/she cannot stop agonizing about past/present/future things, and leaps from one to the other ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more