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Hi I was wondering if anyone suffers intrusive thoughts and how u are with handling them as I'm having them especially today and I can't seem to shift it at all is there any certain tech that people use to help shift it

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Hello

Intrusive thoughts are quiet common among Anxiety sufferers and particularly ocd sufferers

The way I cope is for seeing them for what they are " Anxiety " keeping a hold of me and creating these thoughts

Also the fact that they upset you so much shows that these are just thoughts and you would not carry them out or you would not fear them so much

So I keep it simple , when they come in my head , I say I know you are anxiety , I am not listening , I am not fearing , so go away !

Once they realize I am not allowing them to take control they fade :-)

Take Care x

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I hate them I can't seem to stop worring that I might act on them there so bad the thoughts Its wrong

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I know it feels so wrong but if you were going to act on them you would not know they are wrong because people that have thoughts that do never think there is anything wrong and that is why they do it

Every one will get an unpleasant thought from time to time and a normal person as quick as it flashes through their mind will then let it go , because we have anxiety we hold on to it !

They will lessen as you get more control over your anxiety :-) x

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Yh think it's holding on as I struggle with my anxiety to control it so now I'm just worrying more n more about weather id act on it but as u say if I was I would of done it when it popped in my head this morning just can't help worry which feeds my anxiety more so it's like a big circle I'm fighting I just hope n pray I still don't act on anything

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It can feel like a big circle or merry go round but one that will slow down till you are able to get of :-)

If you are really worried talk with your Doctor , they will not be shocked they will have heard it all before but maybe able to reassure you :-) x

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I see my GP on the 24th so hopefully I can make it till them n this thought goes away before then really want it to go now

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Only 5 days before you see your GP that will soon go by quickly :-)

The more you worry the more you will have the thoughts , if you can just keep telling yourself these are thoughts and nothing else even though unpleasant but is what my anxiety is creating

If you feel you cannot wait 5 days till your appointment then please phone and ask for an emergency appointment

Let us know how you get on when you have been and spoken with your Doctor x

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Yh I keep telling my self that they are just thoughts and it's my anxiety and that I'm a good person and I would not do anything to hurt anyone especially the ones I love as I hate violence all together

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Hi Heather...my wife suffers really badly from obtrusive thoughts...if she has a poor sleep the thoughts come into her head...one thought leads to another & so on....so on.....she does mindfulness every day...her doc now has put her on olanzipine....it's a strong drug...but it does help....hope you can do without these tho...good luck..xx

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I slept ok last night as I'm unwell I'm on citropram atm I've had thoughts like these before

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Hi Heather, I've had these for 20+ years, deep joy :) have recently started to address them by looking at my parents attitudes and beliefs i.e. my intrusive thoughts being a rebellious rejection of their conservative attitudes. It's allot of work to get through, but liberating.

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I get them a lot with my OCD & I keep telling myself my thoughts are just thoughts & it is the fear & anxiety talking & taking over my brain. I have also started to learn meditation which is helping a bit.

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Thanks for your reply think I need to try something like that

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