Auditory hallucinations can take any form. They are not just "hearing voices". I know this having recovered (read through my posts) from schizoaffective disorder myself. Hearing music was one form of auditory hallucination I had. You should explain what is going on fully to your psychiatrist because if they believed this to be a form of psychosis, they would generally prescribe an anti-psychotic. Only a psychiatrist can provide a diagnosis but explain what's going on and ask them if it might be some aspect of psychosis which is treatable.
I had this very thing of constant music in my head and the minute I woke up it would start. This was not an auditory hallucination but in my head. I thought it was my OCD but on another bipolar forum I was surprised to find other people with BP have had the same problem. I was on a mood stabilizer plus an antidepressant that my pdoc kept raising which was when it started. I reduced it on my own because I knew it was causing problems. She finally added lithium and I quite taking my AD and the music went away. I would agree with your nurse practitioner about caution with the AD's. I can't take them at all or I get hypomanic or in a mixed state and the obsessive thoughts go out of control.
What you have is obsessive compulsive disorder.I am suffering from the same thing .I have had it for about 5 years for now.I have changed about 7-8 psychologists till now in these past 5 years ,no one could help.I used expensive medicines that just came into market like abilify.I had a neurological test done ,MRI scans and other nuerological tests ,the names of which i forgot .The nuerologist whom i went to said evreything was normal,so it is not neurological problem.I have used medicines like clonazepam,respiridone,busiprone.My psychologist said that it is not auditory hallucinations.If anyone has found an answer to stop these songs,please send a mail to ***@**** you also need any help feel free to send a mail to me,i can atleast guide you or we can discuss about it since i have had it for five years .
Here is one small solution it is not working for me anymore but i read it in a newspaper:replace the repeating song with another song so that the repeating song subsides.Please try this.
And my psychologist told me to keep myself as busy and preoccupied as possible.Hope this helps
Hmmm, I've always had songs that start before I wake up. It's pretty much all day, the songs change depending on what I've heard throghout the day. Some I really hate. But like I said, it's been as long as I can remember so I'm used to it I guess. Although my psychiatrist looked puzzled when I told him. LOL
Oh, and replacing the song does very little to help me. It just changes the station. LOL So I try to pick something good so I can at least stand listening to it.
OK this may sound dumb, but I read that hearing music is normal for someone with "musical intelligence". A lot of people hear music in their head that are not bipolar.
Are you sure that there is not a radio outside where you live? I thought I was going crazy hearing music while in bed. Come to find out I was getting radio reception through my baby's monitor.
I know while manic it does get a bit worse and it is hard to turn off. How about distractions like concentrating on TV?
I just kinda go with what I hear and just start singing whatever is playing in my head. Although it is difficult to sing breakup songs when a relationship doesn't work out.
I hope you can get some good sleep that will help you the most.
Hello, I have been hearing music for 4 years in head. I think it is OCD. Is there anyone who find solution? Please let me know.