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Intrusive thoughts - trigger warning

itsquietuptownitsquietuptown Posts: 21 Confirmed not a robot
i’m really struggling with intrusive thoughts recently, i’ll be feeling okay and then all of a sudden my brain is just like “hurt yourself” and in my head i see images of what i could do and i feel how it would feel and it’s so vivid that a couple of times it’s caused me to have a panic attack but most of the time i just kind of shut down and have to try not to listen to them. i used to hurt myself regularly but i’ve been clean for about five months now. i also have thoughts about how i should eat less or make myself sick. even when i sleep i sometimes dream about hurting myself or about situations to do with eating and wake up through the night feeling anxious. i don’t know how to cope with these thoughts and i’m scared soon i’ll give in and listen to them and do something bad. 
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  • StephanieStephanie Posts: 730 Super Moderator
    Hey itsquietuptown :heart:

    It sounds like you are struggling at the minute, we are here for you, so it's positive that you are reaching out for support. 

    Do you have any other support in place? 

    How are you feeling now? I know it's been a few hours since you posted this.

    We care about you :heart:
                                   "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light" 

    - Albus Dumbledore 

    "Like when I was down you just had that smile that made me feel like everything's worthwhile. Thinking of the day when you went away, what a life to take, what a bond to break, I'll be missing you"

  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,535 Community Veteran
    Heey itsquietuptown :)

    im sorry you're having a rough time, do you have any support that could help with this?

    I know it's hard I really do, but try and block out these intrusive thoughts as much as you can, it is possible to overcome them

    do you like reading? I read a book called 'overcoming unwanted intrusive thoughts' and would highly recommend it :) its CBT based and teaches skills to overcome them :)
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
    itsquietuptown
  • ShaunieShaunie I’m alive but I’m ✨dead✨ England 🏠Posts: 11,049 An Original Mixlorian
    That can feel really overwhelming. :(<3 youre doing really well to not give in and post on here. Do you know what else has helped in the past?

    Sorry i dont have much else to add. But here for you and i hope you are keeping yourself safe and taking lots of care <3
    𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐚𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮. 𝐒𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝. 💕💕
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