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Scared I'm going crazy.

So I have anxiety and am on 50mg of sertraline (a dose my doc wants me to stay at for a little to see if it works) and as of recently, I feel I am going crazy. I get racing thoughs I can't control, random things popping into my head (like movie quotes, song lyrics, and things from videos I watched earlier in the day), as well as thinking I'm hearing something I can't make out while I have one of my headphones in. It's freaking me out. I start CBT on the 4th, but I don't know if I can wait that long. I'm kinda freaked out. I told my doc all of this, and she seems to think its anxiety, but is it? I'm a bit scared. I also have been having a headache above my right eye thats near constant, despite taking the meds for about 3 weeks.

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Hey message me sometime we can talk :) I know exactly how you feel and I've had that med before . Your not going crazy it's just us thinking this .

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Hey there, sorry that you're going through this. Anxiety sucks. Have your anxious feelings gotten worse since starting the Sertraline? If so, it may not be the right medicine for you. Give it some time, and go easy on yourself. I think you'll come to enjoy your CBT sessions. It's all about learning to think about things differently. Let us know if you have any "aha!" moments of epiphany. I have had those with CBT. Like: "my life will never be the same after learning this!" Good luck, I hope things get better soon.

-K

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Its gotten better, in that I'm not crying 24/7. I can function on my good days. The thing is. I have a headache thats been near constant since starting and its not getting better.

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Hey there. For what it's worth I used to think I was going to lose control of my mind as well. I felt like I had to hold on to reality with everything I had. Unless you're hearing voices talking to you when no one is or you're seeing things that aren't really there, it's anxiety. It's common to repeat a song in your head and common to have racing thoughts. Doesn't mean it's easy to deal with, but that's not a sign of psychosis. Look into your medication but I really believe it's anxiety. Feel good.

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No, its not talking to me, its hearing random noises I can't make out. Like I have youtube or something on and a headphone and the tv running, or my family doing random stuff in the house and I think I hear something I can't make out.

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As I'm walking my dog my mind is running through sh-t notstop. I am trying to walk and breathe and just kinda chill. I know what you're saying. It's scary, annoying, etc., but you're not going crazy. Feels like u are I know. U can always call me if you wanna talk.

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Your not alone I know how you feel x

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