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tishy713
tishy713

Does anyone else deal with or at least understand unwanted thoughts? I been dealing with not being able to control my own thoughts these random terrible and ugly thoughts always pop into my head and I feel like I have to deal with Consequences when those thoughts come to my head for example if a thought comes to my head like saying I am ugly another thought will follow saying now everyone thinks your ugly it’s confusing and a daily struggle..

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Hi,

I get like this all the time. It's like we get trapped in a cycle of unwanted thoughts. For me, I get trapped in unwanted thoughts and worrisome. I starts with sometime simple then, goes into a loop of confusion and hate for myself.

I am currently going to a psychiatrist. What she told me is to do this and write it down:

My mind is telling me .....

I am having the thought ....

There I go again ....

This helps me kind of separate what my mind is telling me and what I want.

Your mind tells you things but it doesn't necessarily means it is you. It is the SYMPTOMS of depression and anxiety itself. Not us. I sometimes struggle too, to get out of the loop. Today was like that. I broke down crying not long ago. I've calmed down a bit. Using this a little. But I hope it helps.

Remember. The thoughts are the symptoms. it's not who you are.

tishy713
tishy713
in reply to RainneLim

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this I forget it’s my anxiety and depression and not me I then start to get angry with myself for having such thoughts and then I Lash out at others because I’m so angry with myself thank you for reminding me it’s not my thoughts it’s part of my anxiety

RainneLim
RainneLim
in reply to tishy713

You welcome! And I didn't start thinking this way until recently too, and when I went to my psychiatrist - I asked for a behavioral methods so I do not take medications.

My advice is take your time with getting help. I am glad you are here, and I think it's a start. I just started going here last week, and it helps a lot too. I know I hate hearing my family and friend saying, "Have you gone to the doctor yet?" or "Did you seek help?"

I don't know if you are seeing a doctor or not, but take your time. Don't rush it. If it is hard to "trust" your friends and family, this forum is a great place to go to and talk to people. I am glad this helped, and hope you continue to take comfort that you are not alone.

Don't hesitate to message me whenever you feel like you need to talk to someone.

-Rainne

tishy713
tishy713
in reply to RainneLim

Wow your extremely nice thank you I’m here for you as well feel free to message me whenever you need a friend ❤️❤️

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