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Anxiety and intrusive thoughts

Hi I’m at my wits end I get over one thing then an other worry comes why do I think everyone is against me and want to put drugs in my food/drink for? Is this normal for anxiety stuffers? When really that would never happen and I have good people around me they are amazing to my so why do I feel like this for? Can any one help me out please?

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Anxiety and ocd can make up so many crazy things just to keep you in the cycle, you’ll get over one lot but another can come, I remember this myself, but you know it’s not true which is a good sign to say it’s intrusive as if you believe it was true it would be more than just anxiety/ocd. Maybe have a chat with your doctor as may find something to help or even refer yourself to CBT which will help you. It’s very annoying and scary but it feeds off your emotions and attention you give but once you have found what works for you it’s gets easier and manageable x

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Hi shelley24 hope your well hun and doing good! It’s horrible to even think that no on cares a just need to get that in my head coz av got brilliant people around me I’m doing CBT now but they think I may need a bit more help av just finished my last week. A always think the worst I’m scared to take medicine coz av had a bad time with it so come off the thoughts knock me ill that’s how ano it’s just a thought and I will not act on them the sicking me though. Al just be sitting and it will pop in to my head then fe hours are so they will sudside that’s how ano it isn’t real and not me xx

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I was the same when my ocd was at its worst and I know I was against medication but I’m glad I did take it along side CBT as within a few months I was starting to feel like my normal self but it can be a long hard journey but you can do it 💪🏻

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Al have to just try and give it an other go my daughters and son want there Mam back Everytime a get a thought I run to my doctor that’s how they know it’s a bad intrusive thought because if it was real a wouldn’t be running for help. I I’m trying my best to beat this and I hope I do some time soon it’s just so scary!! Xx

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It does get better just don’t lose hope xx

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poor myogb,we are all in the same boat as you,you see nobody knows about ocd,they think they know,but the people they should consult is us the real suffers.the pump us with

all kinds of drugs,as if we were jusy ginny pigs.then when you end up in court like me for

my ocd dissgressions all they say is ocd was not the cause,the say you've got ocd just to keep you quite and send you away with some magik poesion,to get you off their books

so mydogb you've court me in a bad mude against society as a hole,by peek

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Hello Mydogb. OCD/ intrusive thoughts are the pits. I have suffered on and off for 30 years. My main one is thinking I'm about to die. (I am not and am healthy). Because I am healthy I then think,ah but I might harm myself. This triggers major panic attacks/ anxiety which is like a record stuck in my mind all day long.Yours is very similar and I deeply sympathise, it sUckfield. Meds do work but take ages. I never learn my lesson because when I feel better I stop meds but it always returns. Once you feel better don't ever stop meds!

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It sucks, I meant

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Hi raggedcliffs if it isn’t one thing it’s another! My anxiety is bad at the mo! The thoughts that av had are making me ill but ano it’s a thought because they do sudside but then come back I’m scared to take medicine because av took bad off them in past xx

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Hi again. Please don’t be afraid of meds.They really do work when you find the right one although the first few weeks just have to be endured. This can be offset by asking your GP for something like Valium which works quickly while you get through the start up.

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I was giving 3 different meds but now I believe I didn’t give them time to kick in. I had thoughts of killing my self on 2 of them witch made me no wanna know any other meds I take kalms at the mo that do help but only for so long I I’m at my doctor next week so will see what they say is best for me I do a lot of exercise as well that does help a little but not for long xx

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It could help to get some books on CBT. There is the Overcoming range of self-help books. They have one on OCD but also things like Anxiety and Panic Attacks.

It really does help to take meds, as long as you tolerate them well. I know that you were having suicidal thoughts on the sertraline etc, and I for one, though I'm not qualified in pharmacology, don't think it worth the risk to take them long enough to kick in if they are making you feel suicidal.

Make sure you are monitored for side effects if your doctor or psychiatrist puts you on anything else.

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I have told my GP and my mental health doctor about my thoughts they don’t think meds is right for me well my mental health doctor don’t I have been taken kalms day for the last 3 weeks now they do help a little bit

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What do you mean they don’t think meds for you. What do they expect you to do?

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It’s because of the meds I have been on the thoughts I have had when taken it. They think it’s not going to work but I told my doctor I still get the Suicide thoughts so it’s not the medicine that give me them! The medicine is well out of me now but they still can’t take the risk of giving it to me xx

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I see. These thoughts do intensify in the beginning. Thought they could have given you something for the anxiety it causes though. It’s really tough what to do next.

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