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#1 In_Remission_romtang

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:46 PM

The last yr or so, I began to have what I just found out is called a "startle reflex".

It happens to me when all is quiet and I talk too loud, shut the door too loud or do anything too loud. Even if I walk too loud, I have this reflex thing. Itís comparable to a weak electric shock throughout your whole body, different from the paxil shock you get when a few doses are missed.

Itís just the way you feel when startled but multiplied.

Anyone know what this is or what causes it or even how it's treated?

Any info appreciated;)
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Edited by romtang, 08 May 2009 - 07:07 PM.





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#2 Dan

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:31 PM

The last yr or so, I began to have what I just found out is called a "startle reflex".

It happens to me when all is quiet and I talk too loud, shut the door too loud or do anything too loud. Even if I walk too loud, I have this reflex thing. Itís comparable to a weak electric shock throughout your whole body, different from the paxil shock you get when a few doses are missed.

Itís just the way you feel when startled but multiplied.

Anyone know what this is or what causes it or even how it's treated?

Any info appreciated;)
Thanks



I have something like that when I dig up past memories that I felt awful about. This is something that can go away with therapy, but should ease if you're on an antidepressant.
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#3 therapeuticbrigg84

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:00 PM

i 4get the officia term for this, hyperperplexia, or hyperplexia but yeah ive had this

dx: schizotypal personality disorder, dystonic neck and back pain, GERD. a bit of TD, akathisia, dysmorphic thoughts, affect is questionable

seroquel and inderal 60mg made me fatigued/ depressed. may hafta try lopressor or bisoprolol

inderal interacts with ssris and anti-psychs.

success HCTZ not only lowers my blood pressure and pulse more effectively. but it also has helped with the headaches ive been having. i should see a doctor about this.

[color="#0000FF"]rx: klonopin .5-1 prn, omega 3 fish oil, vitamin D3 iu, albuterol sulfate inhaler, magnesium hydroxide(for the constipationg)

in flux: seroquel 50mg
up and coming: nuvigil

looking into injectables.


artane 2 mg PRN(rare), trazodone 50mg PRN, lyrica PRN?


#4 LosingIt

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:38 PM

I know this is an answer to an old question. But I have this and have had it for years. I am told it is often a symptom of PTSD and sometimes referred to as hyperactive startle response syndrome.
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:56 PM

Not uncommon in ADD.

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