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Something new, I am thinking, ondansetron, given for usually nausea, vomiting, pregnancy morning sickness, chemo therapy felling ill. Effects brain chemistry or whatever that works on things to block feeling nauseous. Somewhere like that. Nobody wants to feel ill, it is just there sometimes.
It has been studied for alcoholism, withdrawal and keeping one from craving alcohol. Seems to keep one from obsessing, I guess, or mindset on alcohol, like going to drink. Kind of wipes those thoughts away. Those thoughts can be intrusive in a unsettling way.
So I have had serious bad intrusive thoughts, at times, just racing 100 miles an hour. Trying to sleep, not even.
Not to be too graphic but intrusive thoughts were like, death, danger, realistically it was an ongoing horror movie at times weeks on end. So sleep was a coping mechanism, at least nightmares I could get by easier with.
SO mirtazapine took over for a better even sleep. Clonazepam for day anxiety and even intrusive thoughts.
But adding ondansetron in small amounts seems to wipe away (set aside) (mix) intrusive thoughts, memories to a level that is (mostly) not intrusive. Like it's supposed to supress nausea, and cravings for alcohol, so seems for now to suppress the
impact of negative things, without necessarily hiding these. Not numbing ones-self, like with alcohol, but kinda just making them minimal, like never existed as well.
Maybe, if one wanted to they could focus on some aspects of trauma, like I know what happened and not have to be say re-traumatized by them, but look at them in a different way. Like they are there but, they aren't intrusive.
So as studied for alcohol craving obcessions, and nausea, it may seem to do as well with things that negatively impact our thoughts.
Well that is what I am finding. It is expensive as F8888. With medicaid, a buck or two for a months supply. I take mirtazapine for sleep, minimal amount, clonazepam for anxiety, which will never go away but is minimal usually, and a small amount of
ondansetroya/ zofran in small amounts here and there which seems to be the best of keeping panic attacks from actually happening, and intrusive and past thoughts to be like, just a passing thought that is not distressing.
It likely does not work well with zoloft and the like drugs but is not referenced to be negative with mirtazapine but does not work well with trazadone and likely not paxil I am sure.
But exercise will always help, sleep well and just wake up even if you dont feel like not facing the day.
Good luck, I'll keep on these without drinking and see how things go.