It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

General Health Message Board

HELP! My mind won't stop thinking.

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-12-2002, 04:25 AM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 85
potato59 HB User
Question HELP! My mind won't stop thinking.

I have gone to physicicans and psychs before about this. All they do is prescribe me too many antidepressants which make me worse than better. I have tried so many meds with no success for 3 years now,that I now want to go alternative/natural. Would anyone know what would help my constant thinking brain? It never stops, even when i am asleep, and its debilitating. I am feeling brain tired alot.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 04-13-2002, 11:13 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: stoughton WI USA
Posts: 4,070
mlgable HB User

Have you seen a pyschologist about this? This is sort of what happens to a person with ADD tendencies instead of true ADD. Their brain won't shut off to allow them to fall asleep and they get distracted easily because of all the thoughts running through their head. My daughter has this and after having her come up with this diagnosis following ADD testing I can full well see that I am the same way. A psychologist is what was recommended to help her work with this problem.

Old 04-17-2002, 02:43 PM   #3
Posts: n/a

Try some meditation. It's natural, and has been tested for the last 2500 years!

Best wishes


Old 04-19-2002, 12:12 PM   #4
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 85
potato59 HB User

Oh dear, i must sound hopeless to you all...i have tried the meditation and the reflexology, and the yoga faithfully, but i noticed it only calms my body, NOT my brain...I do exercise 3 times a week vigorously, my body feels good with this, however my brain still wont shut down...What do i tell a pschologist? I believe what i am feeling in my brain is excessive anxiety from issues i cannot resolve in my past, such as people hurting me deeply.. I have gone to a psych before, and she was so "book" like, that she didn't see into what was really going on with me...I am trying to find another one ...I have no friends here where i live, and have been here for 7 years. My friends think i'm crazy when i tell them my brain wont shut down...i live in a small town where they dont have support groups for anxiety.

Old 04-21-2002, 01:52 AM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 33
ouchywoo HB User

I have this problem sometimes too.
At night, I go to bed and read and read and read, this seems to clear my mind of other thoughts than the book.
It is important to not get over tired as this can make it worse.
Television is mind numbing

Good luck


Old 04-22-2002, 08:04 PM   #6
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 54
junebug2068 HB User

I'm so sorry to hear about your annoying brain. I "get it"!!!

I always felt like that as a kid, I could never get to sleep because my brain wouldn't shut off. No one ever knows what I mean.

Now, as an adult...I get some stupid song in my head(only about one or two lines, of course) and it will play over and over and over while I'm trying to go to sleep. Even when I read it'll play in my mind, sometimes I can't even concentrate on my book. SO COMPLETELY ANNOYING.

When my poor daughters are singing or something around suppertime, I'll yell..."don't sing anything PLEASE, it'll get stuck in my head."

Whichever is the "current song" will be stuck for a week or two. It is even there when I wake up in the morning.
This only happens when I lie down.

Zoloft (which I wasn't taking because of that) helped for a few months. But it wore off for that.

Exactly what kind of anti-depressants have you tried??
I wonder if Paxil would be good.
Sorry, but that is the only answer I can think of also.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Help for my mom Amanda1988 Pain Management 9 04-21-2010 12:14 PM
Help please....desperate father mgneer65 Parenting Issues 22 11-25-2007 09:49 AM
I need some help and advice and stories, please! WannaBeFreeToRoam Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 9 05-04-2006 08:42 AM
Help with ********** Super Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 23 11-28-2005 10:16 PM
i need a little help hiera Heart Disorders 23 11-30-2004 06:05 PM
Any help for a Heavy Head? Toi Inner Ear Disorders 3 11-19-2004 07:21 AM
Please Help!! I have to help it out almost all the time!! laurabelle1317 Bowel Disorders 2 08-21-2004 11:51 AM
Lortab WITHDRAWS Please HELP! lilmissprissy72 Addiction & Recovery 14 05-24-2004 09:27 AM
Hopes turn to despair PLEASE friends, help Murphy555 Addiction & Recovery 23 04-10-2004 10:15 AM
Afraid of getting help? simplyj Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 3 02-27-2004 04:41 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:13 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!