New Here and Conversations in my head Question

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/13/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I just recently went to be evaluated last week and I am supposed to go back tommorrow.  My therapist thinks that there is a possiblity of ADD, OCD, SAD, and depression.  I was not sure if I was in agreement with the OCD so I looked up some symptoms.  Long story short, I have endless conversations in my head.  They go on for at least 30 minutes of every hour I am awake.  These conversations are either conversations I have already had with someone or conversations I plan to have with someone.  I constantly relive and rehearse conversations in my head (when I am alone sometimes I do it out loud).  Sometimes I cannot focus on something like reading until I have finished what I had to say in my head.
     I have some other OCD tendiences, however I do not think they are really abnormal, but when I read about the conversation thing possibly being an obsession.  I thought I must be really crazy.  I mean if those thoughts are not normal, what is it that everybody else is thinking?  Seriously, if my "normal" thought pattern turns out to be some sort of disorder, what am I supposed to be thinking about?

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   Posted 7/13/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum.  1st of all, you are not crazy, no one here is crazy.  We all have a mental health disorder or issues but we are not crazy.

What's normal mental health and what's not?

How you perceive your own thoughts, behaviors and functioning can help determine what's normal for you. You may realize that you aren't coping well or that you aren't able to or don't care to do routine activities or the things you used to enjoy. If you have anxiety or depression, the dishes may go unwashed for days, you may stop bathing or you may lose interest in hobbies. You may feel sad, hopeless or discouraged and realize that something's amiss, that you don't enjoy life anymore. Or you may not be able to pinpoint what's wrong.

In your case you have recognized that something is not right and have already seen a physician.  This is awesome news and I support you.

OCD obsessions are repeated, persistent and unwanted ideas, thoughts, images or impulses that you have involuntarily and that seem to make no sense. These obsessions typically intrude when you're trying to think of or do other things. Your frequent conversations that your play and replay in your mind do fit under obsessive thinking. 

I know that with help you are going to overcome these thoughts.

Coming here and joining a support group was a good thing for you to choose to do.

Again a warm welcome,



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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 7/14/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
hi kristylauren,
i know where you're coming from and at least yuo're now getting help. I constantly having inner dialogue running around wreaking havoc on my brain. I'm now in the process of trying to change it. the bueaty of us humans is we can change our thought patterns, a perhaps long and hard process but one that can be achieved with time and the right tools. My counsellor thinks i have dyxpraxia, but i think i'm just not focused enough on the here and now, which is why i can't concentrate and watch waht i'm at.
It can be done and i hope you'll keep in touch.
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/15/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Im new here as well, and Im going through the same exact thing as youre going through. I seriously thought I was going Schizo at first! Like Stkitt said, it's just OCD. With OCD comes Intrusive and Obsessive thoughts. Basically, if youre thinking about it, then it's going to happen. As a matter in fact, while I'm typing this, its happening to me. Turn on the TV, listen to the radio, Go to the movies, Go outside and get active, all of these things can get your mind off of it. Try to avoid dead silence as much as you can. Yes, it's very hard to do, but you CAN do it.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/16/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey thanks you guys for responding.  I think I like this forum because it moves at a decent speed.  You don't have to wait more then a day for a response.  I told my therapist about the thoughts on tuesday and she gave me some techniques to try so I would not be distracted at work.  Well I tried it yesterday and I found that it took me about 2 hours to do something that usually takes 20 minutes (I usually wait until the last minute to do everything because the deadline gives me motivation).  So without the impending deadline I caught myself just staring off into space several times.  I am not sure what that means, but I go to see the psych doc today and hopefully medication will help. 

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 366
   Posted 7/18/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I do the rehearsed conversation thing in my head a lot. I attribute it to living alone. Also to having regrets for conversations I've had where I failed to get my point across and want to be able to get the words right next time.

Trouble is, the conversation doesn't happen again and worse yet, if it does, I don't remember what it was I intended to say! lol!

New Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/20/2009 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
So it is official. The Doctor says I have ADD, GAD, and OCD, and mild depression. I started on Zoloft and I am concerned about the weight gain. From what I have seen on the insert it says weight loss, but do not let that deceive you because if you read the study on Zoloft in it's entirety, on the twenty-something page it indicates weight gain as a common side effect. Anyway, I am somewhat relieved that I have a diagnosis and I know that something really is not right. I am a little sad though because I am nursing my son who is 9 months. I wanted to make it to 12 months, but now I am thinking about stopping so I can start more meds. Zoloft was the only thing she would give me. But I guess I should just suck it up and make it until October when he is 12 months, I made it this far.

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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 7/21/2009 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I also have the same issue w/ conversations over and over in my head, Things I said, things I wanted to say, I play out scenarios over and over.....I once asked a Dr and he said it was a form of OCD...It doesn't interfere/or bother w/ my life in anyway so I just run w/ it. I just thought everyone did it. I guess I'm not normal then but, then again who is and what does normal REALLY Mean! HEhehEH....
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