New here, could really use some support

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tship
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   Posted 5/3/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok first of all HI.
So i had my first panic attack 2months ago and then about 4 the following days after. I have had all the normal fears and millions of intrusive thoughts. My biggest problem is that the whole time the thought that im going crazy or possibly already lost my mind due to the crazy things that for some reason go through my mind. I cant stand this because it is so debilitating to have this thought tormenting me for the past two months. No matter what i do i cant get rid of the thought. I was on ativan as needed and the 20mg prozac to even everything out. The prozac did nothing but make everything worse so i have been off that for a week now and the thoughts are really hurting me. i fell bad all the time and it has caused me to talk to myself so much trying to figure out the thoughts and counteracting the negative thoughts that i do feel crazy. Before the panic attacks i never had to tell myself to shut up or quit thinking that so now im afraid of all mental illnesses and even talking to myself but it seems thats all i do. Its hard not to think that ill never be the same again but of course that thoughts is always there as well and then im always analyzing everything including the way i feel. I just dont know what to do as sometimes i just get so confused. Is there any suggestions? Oh btw: i do have a therapist i se but they just say to stop thinking that way and not much help, i really dont want to loose my family as im 24, and have a beautiful 3 year old son and a wonderful wife, i hurt all the time cause i fear that my son will loose his dad to the fact that i cant cope with the thoughts.

Celey
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   Posted 5/3/2010 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Your therapist just says to stop thinking that way? Huh... Doesn't sound like a very helpful therapist.... Perhaps you should request a new therapist? Continual crazy thoughts in your head can be indicative of a few different mental illnesses...

Do you have hallucinations, too? Or just the crazy thoughts?

At any rate, it is definitely something that needs to be addressed by a therapist or a psychiatrist... and not just "stop thinking that way" but really investigative...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/3/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Celery.
Have you ever been fully evaluated?
Given how much this intrudes I think you might want to think about getting some better/more intensive help.

tship
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   Posted 5/4/2010 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
no i dont have any hallucinations or anything like that its just that it seems that i cant quit thinking about it and now i truly feel that way. I have never in my life even thought about my mind or anything of that nature i just did what i wanted and my mind was right there with me, after the panic attacks i thought so much about what was wrong and why the thoughts were rolling in that i think i have hurt myself and dont know how to go back to the old me. I hate this so much i never would have thought any of the things that ive thought in the past 2 months and it seems like everything i think about is wrong. I wake up feeling very different and it sucks.

Celey
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   Posted 5/4/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
It's good that you're not having hallucinations... But the crazy thoughts thing still isn't a good sign... I really encourage you to get better treatment than the treatment you're getting right now...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


stkitt
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   Posted 5/4/2010 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello


Couple of things crossed my mind as I have had A & P and Depression for 27 years. Never did I think I would be a person with this dx but I have it so I live with it.



It does feel to me like you need to see your physician to talk about other medications and treatment modalities. There are many different kinds of therapy available and with the help of your physician you should be able to find a therapist that is a better fit for you.



You did not state specifically what kind of thoughts you are having..........are they the "what if?" thoughts like "What if I am going crazy?" Generally speaking the term "what if" denotes worry and Anxiety.



I feel it is in your best interests to get the proper help now. Please know we are here to offer you peer support so stick with us and know we care.



Gentle Hugs,



Kitt

tship
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   Posted 5/4/2010 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
yes most definitely i have about a million what if thoughts a day and they all revolve around me loosing my mind etc. the fears of if i hurt someone etc. or if i will ever be the same kinda thoughts.
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