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dear doctor, I have been diagnosed with OCD 2 years ago, currently

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dear doctor,
I have been diagnosed with OCD 2 years ago, currently I am on 20 mg Paxil and 5 mg Abilify. I felt good for a while, but now I am having the recurring symptoms: I have this song in my mind that I cant get rid of it..i keep on singing the same song since I wake up until I go to bed. please tell me what shall I do?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

I am sorry you are having a song stuck in your head.

Dr. David :

this can be very annoying and bothersome.

Dr. David :

have you tried to listen to some music or the radio to some other music.

Customer:

it really is

Customer:

no

Dr. David :

this can help get another song into your head.

Dr. David :

and this might help.

Dr. David :

I would give that a try.

Customer:

I will,

Dr. David :

listen to some other music, or your ipod, or the radio.

Dr. David :

do you have other questions?

Customer:

what about the medication I am taking? shall I increase the Paxil?

Dr. David :

no, keep the medications the same for now.

Dr. David :

this song in your head is not a sign of worsening OCD.

Dr. David :

keep your follow up appointments with your doctor.

Customer:

so what is it then?

Dr. David :

it is normal to sometimes have a song stuck in your head.

Dr. David :

this can happen for many people.

Dr. David :

I have had this as well.

Dr. David :

you just have to give it time and listen to the radio and listen to some other music to help

Customer:

so I shouldn't worry about and it will go ?

Dr. David :

if it continues to be a problem for weeks on end, then I would see your doctors about it.

Dr. David :

no, don't stress about it.

Dr. David :

it will get better.

Dr. David :

the more you worry about it, the more you will have the song in your head.

Customer:

ok but this is the case for 3 weeks now

Dr. David :

then you should see your doctor about it.

Customer:

ok

Customer:

thanks

Dr. David :

there might be some

Dr. David :

techniques like conitive behavior therapy techniques which can help.

Dr. David :

or biofeedback techniques which can help.

Dr. David :

you might benefit from seeing a psychologist to talk about your OCD

Dr. David :

good luck to you

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions .

Customer:

ok

Customer:

no

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