Intrusive Irrational Thoughts - Anxiety and Depre...

Anxiety and Depression Support

65,671 members64,211 posts

Intrusive Irrational Thoughts

jwhitleyjr profile image

Hello. I feel like I am being a pain this morning with another post. Has anyone had intrusive irrational thoughts that did not make sense with their anxiety? I have these thoughts and I actually believe them.

,

31 Replies

Hi jwhitleyjr, never, ever worry about bothering us with multiple posts. We are

here for each other to support and understand because we care. Intrusive thoughts can be overwhelming but they will not take over your mind if you

learn different techniques and methods to abort them. As you interact with

others who have the same issue, you will learn what has worked for them.

My "go to" is always YouTube. I've learned so much from the incredible

doctors and therapist on that site. I know there are also videos on Intrusive

Thoughts. Find what works for you as we each respond differently.

We are only a message away when you need us. :) xx

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

Thank you Agora. I am just scared that's all about anxiety. I do not want to be home bound.

Agora1 profile image
Agora1 in reply to jwhitleyjr

I understand your concerns jwhitleyjr....At one time, I was Agoraphobic,

hence the name Agora1. I too, was on Medication and Therapy, but it

wasn't until I also included acceptance of this fear and not fight it, was

I able to go forward.

The fears I experienced while homebound were insensible. I was determined

that I would and could overcome my anxious behavior. And I did and I'm now

here to pass my success forward to you and the many Agoraphobics that are

out there.

Being fearful of something we don't understand is quite normal. However,

allowing fear to take over our every thought does nothing but put as in a

fear cycle. And we stay stuck.

I'm glad you are here with us. We all walk the walk together. Know that one

day the sun will shine again and you'll see the light. xx

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

Ok . I will calm down and accept the fear and not fight it. Let me stop talking about this so much. I just felt like I relapsed this morning.

Agora1 profile image
Agora1 in reply to jwhitleyjr

Give yourself a little breather...Do something you like or watch

something that will take you mind away from your issues for a little while.

Those breaks are called "me time" It doesn't have to be for long but it

allows us to take a respite from our thoughts. :) xx

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

Ok I will. Thank you.

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

Can I ask you one more question of the day to get your opinion. You might find this to be weird. My intrusive thought is that I feel that between scenes in a movie/show and short pauses between songs on the radio. My fear is that something bad will happen in between. So this is a pretty odd fear to have. They just came out if nowhere. What do you think? What would you advise? Yes I know it's odd.

Agora1 profile image
Agora1 in reply to jwhitleyjr

Actually my friend, nothing is odd that has to do with our anxiety.

Anxiety branches off into many different issues. One of them being

Anticipatory Anxiety which is another irrational fear that just comes out

of no where.

What I have done for myself is practice meditation (of all sorts) every single

day. Morning, midafternoon and night. Practice does make perfect..Finding

what works for you be it, self hypnosis, affirmations, relaxation etc will give you

the strength and stability you need when these unwanted thoughts comes along.

It would be like switching gears in a car as you are climbing uphill. Not straining the

engine (your brain) with unwanted power that you don't need all the time.

Do you even know what you think might happen. Also finding out how this all started will help you address the root of the problem. Believe me, this will all work

out in time, when you are ready. We're here to help you go forward :) xx

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

Why this might happen. I can't give an answer it does not make sense. That is why I feel like I am crazy. I equated the television/movies as threats because of loud sounds I heard.

Agora1 profile image
Agora1 in reply to jwhitleyjr

We can't make sense of what we feel or hear. However, a therapist could explain

better by knowing your mental state.

Loud sounds and lights can trigger something in our brain causing us to experience

different sensations and issues. You are not crazy or going crazy. People who

are tend to thing they are just fine, very rational. :) xx

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

I hope not. It would be a shame to never enjoy a movie again without panic.

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

Also I felt blood pressure spikes which scared. I am glad I did not pass out.

Agora1 profile image
Agora1 in reply to jwhitleyjr

Blood pressure responds to our thoughts and emotions with spikes.

Not harmful unless it continually stays high.

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

My fear of it causing death. Thank God have calmed down.

Agora1 profile image
Agora1 in reply to jwhitleyjr

You know jwhitleyjr, I use to take blood pressures at the station every Saturday.

Ironically, it was the ones that didn't worry about their numbers that had the

highest. I mean really high. Most anxious people get these spikes but then it

goes down.

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

I wonder if I should try Exposure Therapy. Watching something for a while for my mind to feel no danger.

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

Wow Agora. I think I dug a hole for myself that I can't get out of. My mind really believes this dumb theory I created.

Agora1 profile image
Agora1 in reply to jwhitleyjr

You might need to turn to a therapist and get professional help .

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

I am so scared. I have an uncle with PTSD and my life mimics his. He never achieved much in life. Now I feel like I am on the same dark path.

I mean afraid to watch tv that is crazy.

I mean afraid to watch t.v. that is crazy. How crazy is that.

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

I mean afraid to watch tv that is crazy. I have an uncle with PTSD. It seems like my life is mimicking his.

Agora1 profile image
Agora1 in reply to jwhitleyjr

You are your own person. Unfortunately, when children are young, they

can pick up the habits of those around them. Maybe that is just what

happened in your case.

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

I pick up the crazy habit. Isn't what I told probably the craziest thing you ever heard? Or one of the craziest?

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

I am so sorry if I seemed pretty annoying and extreme tonight. You have done enough. I just need to listen.

Agora1 profile image
Agora1 in reply to jwhitleyjr

Good Morning jwhitleyjr

You are never annoying to me. We cry out because we need

help, we need answers. :) xx

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

I know this might sound weird. But to live life without television. Sounds a bit scary.

Agora1 profile image
Agora1 in reply to jwhitleyjr

jwhitleyjr as I've mentioned before, sounds and lighting stimulate our

already heightened senses to tv and even more so in the movie theater.

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to Agora1

Ok. I got you.

powerless profile image
powerless in reply to Agora1

hey what meds where you on x how long did they take to work x

jwhitleyjr profile image
jwhitleyjr in reply to powerless

I have been on Prozac for a month. Still taking them.

You may also like...