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Old 09-16-2019, 05:55 AM   #1
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Intrusive thoughts are images or thoughts which are unwanted and cause great distress. Compulsion results from trying to make them stop.

Fear and hence anxiety become very real as images/thoughts keep on repeating, much like a looped song. People suffering from this condition will even get to live or relive upsetting scenarios.

What sort of intrusive thoughts do you get? When and why do you think they occur? How do you cope with them? Are there any useful resources you could share?

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I get most of my thoughts when im stressed or im not thinking at all like when my mind is just blank. I find they are the worst when i am alone or at night. I see really scary things as of late, things in the corner of my bedroom, voices telling me what to do, thoughts of hurting myself.
They make me want to run away from my own brain most times but the best thing i can do for it is keep telling myself "head out of the clouds" I've trained my brain to focus away from these things with that phrase and i just wait until the panic is over. This doesn't always work for me but ya know gotta try. This is all really new to me so i dont have much to offer but just keep trying and let me know if you figure anything out lol
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Peace of Mind gives some insight on intrusive thoughts. Everyone has a different experience with them, but they're generally pretty pestering.

Personally, it would get to a point where I'd either start humming songs or count my steps, just to get my mind off whatever was coming at me. Since I tend to obsess over living and reliving scenarios in my head, these made-up lines of other people ravage my mind.

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I get intrusive thoughts of hurting myself mostly and sometimes others. I just try to acknowledge that they're just intrusive thoughts and not anything I want to carry out.
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I was coming on to create a post, as my OCD is biting hard just now. I'm afraid I don't have answers....but, if you're on meds, don't be the proud one, who decided, I'm going to just stop taking meds, I wana live life without pills, no, please, never come off them, unless your Doc says that's fine. Reach for peace, people you know who'll catch you from the dark. Sending hugs n respect x
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Yes, I don't think anyone should cease medication if they're on it. Go through therapy and take medication as prescribed by your doctor.

Sometimes we think we're fine and then, just when we least expect it, something either triggers us, or we come undone.

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