Ruminating Thoughts

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   Posted 6/18/2007 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
When I hit my worse each month it's the ruminating thoughts that finally do me in.
Being brought up a Catholic I learnt all about how everyone is bad and you'll go to hell (luckily from the couple of church services I've been to as an adult the services have changed), but this has always frightened me. My ruminating thoughts have something to do with this and they can go on and on for days with me in a heightened anxious state before fully dropping into depression.
How do people here cope with their thoughts, especially when you can not logically prove that they are wrong?

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   Posted 6/18/2007 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Aussie,

Can you channel your thoughts to the good things in your life and push out the thoughts that you can not prove.

There are many things we believe in as we see the proof but we have no idea how it works.  The sun, the moon and the stars are there.........we accept them.

Be kind to yourself.


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   Posted 6/18/2007 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Kitt, I'm trying hard to replace the negatives with the positives along the same train of thought. I had to see my GP today and she said don't be unhappy take some valium. Considering I'm working hard at withdrwing from clonazepam and know I will need valium at some stage I don't want to be popping them for every little thing.

My ruminating thoughts always have a tiny bit of truth to them so it's hard to just say they're irrational.

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   Posted 6/19/2007 2:17 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Aussie Angel

I know exactly what you mean...once the thought gets stuck in your head it sticks like glue! Sheesh I hate that! At the end of the day you gotta remember that these are only thoughts - powerful as they seem thats all they are :-) so...we can choose (a) to stay stuck in the same old chapter and burn ourselves out..or (b) we can turn the page and move onto living our lives one day at a time and be a heck of a lot happier..

I choose plan about you? yeah


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   Posted 6/19/2007 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Plan B sounds good Maree. yeah

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   Posted 6/19/2007 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Aussie,
I was also brought up Catholic and went to an all girls Catholic High School for 2 years.  The nuns told us we would burn in hell if we smoked a cigarette LOL!  I am not trying to make fun.  I believe in my faith, but I can understand how some of their comments can stick in your head. 
Please do not let that control your thoughts.  Focus on the good in life and the wonderful person you are!  There is so much that we CANNOT prove.   I don't think it's for us to prove!   All you can do is be the person that you are!  Please do not take it heart!

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   Posted 6/20/2007 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Mary.
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