I am currently experiencing a flair up in my OCD where I have the fear that I am going crazy or loosing my mind. The mental compulsion that I have found myself doing is saying people names on tv in my head or recalling birthdays etc to make sure I am not loosing my memory.
I am experiencing racing thoughts, along with intrusive thoughts that are completely foreign to the type of person I am. I have learnt that thoughts are just thoughts and they do not define you. These are automatically generated by your anxious mind.
Has anyone experience this before and what type of things can I do to stop the obsessive intrusive thought of going mad?
I have tried some CBT techniques but am struggling to calm my mind. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
I have been put on Duloxetine after being on citalopram for 6 weeks and not getting on with them. I have noticed my mood has improved but my mind is active all the time with racing intrusive thoughts. It’s hard to nail down if it’s the meds or not but I am reluctant to keep changing meds as I have been changed quite a lot.