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Hi all

Just me again has any one ever suffered from anxiety and stress and thinking they are going crazy when they really are not? It’s so upsetting it’s making me really ill. Can some one help?

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Yes definitely and even packed my bag thinking I will be committed but it does pass eventually.

I have been reassured many times that this won’t happen as it’s the anxiety making me feel like this and I am not going mad.

Are you on medication or in Therapy?

Feel free to message me if need an ear.

Good luck xx

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Hi thank you for ur reply am never away from my doctor it feels so horrible I am getting CBT for worry I am on no medicine because doctor don’t think it will work for me xx

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I've often thought I was going crazy. But I have my psychiatrist's word for it that I am not mad!

Try not to worry about it. A pity that your doctor thinks medication won't help you. It doesn't help with everyone, but I've found sertraline very good for OCD.

I know how your feelings can spiral, apparently out of control, but they do subside. My therapist gave me some stuff to read which included a good tip. Think of the panic as like a wave swelling or like clouds overhead. In due course the wave breaks on the shore, or the clouds pass overhead and disperse. Or any other comparison you can think of!

I hope this helps.

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Thank you so much for your reply my doctor has tryed me on a few tables they don’t work for me am gutted! The intrusive thoughts are horrible and thinking I I’m going crazy scares the life out of me I’m just glad ano it’s to do with my anxiety. Xx

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It's the OCD that makes you doubt your own mind. It's not called the doubting disease for nothing! It can feel like the thoughts are banging around in your head making you crazy, but it's the OCD, and having OCD doesn't make you crazy.

It is frightening thinking you are going mad, and I often feel as though my mind is like a computer with too many tabs open, but you sound very sane to me.

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Hi sallyskins thank you for your reply! Do you think I will ever get over it do people get over it do you no av done so much self-help I exercise as well it helps a little bit

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I think most of us continue to struggle with it. But it can and does improve, and you can go back to functioning almost normally and enjoy things again. It's a fluctuating condition and everyone has bad patches. But also good patches! Exercise is good and can greatly help mental as well as physical health. Having felt really grotty and not up to much yesterday, I didn't much feel like going out. But I needed to do a few things, and felt all the better for making the effort.

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Sallyskins thank you so much for your help your a brilliant person never forget that! Av seen you post on a lot of posts on here all ways helping someone out! U should be proud of your self xx

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That is really good to hear! Thanks!

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hi sally,peek here,ive been a bit doun resently so ive posted a photo of my latw sis with 3 of as the peeks,feel free to take a look sally I loved my sis so much

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Thanks for posting the pictures. It's bound to hurt for quite a while, grieving for your sister, and I'm sure you are still getting over the shock. The dogs must help a lot.

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Yes, currently going through it today. Told my husband I needed to go to the hospital. I’m tapering off Clomipramine which makes it a lot worse. I know I’m not crazy, this ocd just makes it seem this way. Hope you feel better.

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It’s the thoughts that go with it like when a feel like I I’m going to lose my mind go crazy not know what I’m doing and hurt my self or some one else is that normal to feel like that with stress & anxiety? A feel like I will end up in a mental home for the rest of my life it’s horrible xx

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I have harm ocd. I constantly think I’m going to kill my husband or my dog. OCD targets what you love the most and can make feel insane. I feel the same way you do. I imagine myself in an institution or prison. Just got to keep on pushing and hoping for the best. Have you tried medicine or therapy?

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hi corgi,please please don't kill your dog.

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I get CBT for CAD. No not on medicine doctor has tryed me on a few but none worked xx

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I would never hurt my baby. It’s just the intrusive thoughts.

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