Just discovered this site. I suddenly came down with (what i think is) Pure O - intrusive thoughts. I was going though a stressful few days (studies and my boyfriend was a little ill) and all of a sudden I started having these terrible, mean, intrusive thoughts about my boyfriend. I live with him, we have been together about 1.5 years and he is my rock, supportive, loving and the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love him incredibly. So, as you can imagine, these terrible thoughts shocked me. I couldn't get rid of them and they scared me and started to make me question my love for him.
I have done lots of reading since and it appears that I don't have any problem with my relationship, I have the problem with my thoughts. They stress me out, make me act slightly differently around him and they truly consume me. I can't even tell him about them because it would be incredibly difficult to explain. We have a wonderful relationship and I have a great life, nothing to worry about at all really! So I don't know where this came from and it scares me to death.
It's already leading to more stress, and I am struggling to eat. What should I do?
Would I need to go on any kind of medication, because I would prefer not to but I want/need this to stop just as quickly as it started! Any advice would be so so soo appreciated.