The past six months have been horrendous for me, I am in my final year at uni and I hav started with intrusive thoughts. The thoughts are about children. I have now stopped visiting my nephew, stopped wanting a child of my own. The thoughts have got so bad they are constantly in my mind, i try to think they are not me they are just a thought and then an awful image pops in my mind. I feel I'm losing my mind and scared of what is happening to me. I would never hurt anyone but these thoughts re children are making me avoid everything. I check the oven and gas hobs numerous times before I leave the house or go to bed and check the doors and windows, so the cat would not escape and die . this used to be the worst it got until the past few months. I did have similar intrusive thoughts a few years ago but they went but at the moment I feel lonely and that something bad is happening to me. What are other people's intrusive thoughts re children? I feel I need reassurance to move forward and disregard these nasty horrible thoughts.