So Obsessive I cant take it!!!

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katekate888
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   Posted 6/23/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
 
I have this new irrational fear that Im going to sleepwalk and do something crazy like hurt some one or drive my car and get into an accident. I have never even walked in my sleep ever! I keep playing over and over in my head these irrational thoughts of things i would never do but im afraid that I might go crazy and do them in my sleep. I just wish this stupid anxiety would go away. does anyone have any words of encouragement for me?

dejavu
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   Posted 6/23/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
dear Katekate ,

If you have no history of seepwalking it is very, very unlikely that you will suddenly do this , try to think back why this bothers you , was it a film or article you saw or read , I bet you are like me , each time I see a health programme , I'm convinced that I've got everything going , I don't watch them any more .

Next time you get this anxiety , say to it , ""I don't want you , I am not going to listen to you . I am now telling you to leave my mind .""

see how that feels kate ,see if it helps .

take care dejavu
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katekate888
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   Posted 6/23/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
dejavu,
Yes actually my anxiety worsens when i watch murder mysteries and shows about crazy people. I think "what if i turn into that person??" My boyfriend doesnt understand when i tell him that i dont like scary movies because it triggers my anxiety. I wish it didnt, but it just does... I wish that i could be trilled by horror movies like everyone else, but i just hate them!!

stkitt
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   Posted 6/23/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey I hate most blood and gore horror movies, but remember they are only make believe and just don't watch them.  Watch chick flicks, or Happy Feet.

Sleepwalking, which also is called somnambulism, is more prevalent in children. If you have never had this problem you are most likely pretty safe.

Let go  of the "stinkin thinkin" and stay in the moment.  You will be fine, just stay in the present and do not worry about the what ifs>

Gentle Hugs

Kitt



 

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Post Edited (stkitt) : 6/24/2008 11:58:40 AM (GMT-6)


nervymeg
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   Posted 6/23/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, I'm sorry your obsessive thoughts are bothering you. I hate it when they take over like that. When I get an obsession in my head I try and aknowledge it and then let it pass along. It's like "oh hi, there you are irrational thought, what are you saying now? Oh really, that's a bit silly isn't it?" I know it sounds dumb, but I try and treat my obsessive thoughts like small children. I acknowledge them but don't take them seriously. Does this make any sense. The more anxiety you allow yourself to attatch to a thought, the more power it will have over you. As Kitt said, try not to get into the stinkin thinkin...just laugh when your head tries to tell you negative things.
I hope this helps!
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jordaNZone
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   Posted 6/23/2008 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   

U and me both Meg..positive self talk that's the key..sometimes tho it's like the record player gets stuck - plays the same old tune everyday so I do understand kate eyes believe me lol.

Distraction is good too..maybe you could trick your mind into thinking about sleepwalking to an ice cream parlour (something totally yummy)..I'm not joking around..it really works sometimes..try it - you just never know :-)

I wish you well.

Sista J.


 
 
 
 
 


oldsoul84
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   Posted 6/24/2008 1:19 AM (GMT -7)   
hey.. omg u sound just like me, the more i read what other people are going through the more iam reassured. obsessive thinkin really sucks... i thought i was doin so well and thats the worst part because i go months without a problem then when im back in it its like how do i deal with it i forgot or im just not in that rountine anymore. is the obsessiveness irrational thought just part of anxiety, is there a specific anxiety. Have you been diagnosed? im just curious.. ive decided im gonna go see a psych i just cant be bothered with it anymore. But someone said before treat it like a child, absolutly!! i actually remeber thats what i used to do i just forgot my routines.. and it soo works!! im glad someone triggerd that one in my head coz now i remeber thats what i have to do. they always pass anyway.. just let it be for now.

dejavu
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   Posted 6/24/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
How are you doing Katekate , is it easing up for you ?

hugs dajavu
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katekate888
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   Posted 6/24/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
reading everyone elses thoughts has helped a lot. thank you so much. i still get the anxiety about it, but im trying not to let it get to me. meg is right, i do have to treat it like a child.

I also go through months of being fine and then all of a sudden it hits me!! If you read my other posts from like february i had this fear that i might have HIV. it haunted me for like 2 months! well after 3 tests from me and i made my boyfriend of 5 years get tested twice, i finally decided to let it go. Man that was a bad period of my life!!
Maybe I have health anxiety?? lol!!I dont know. Im not on a daily medication, i have Xanax if i need it and Lunesta for sleep.
It seems like just when my life is starting to fall into place and ive got my anxiety under control and im starting to appreciate the little things around me BAM here comes my anxiety to haunt me!!
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