Can Anxiety Make You Think Coincidences Are More Than What They Are?

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Hey everyone,

Just wondering (still extremely new to anxiety) but can anxiety cause you to see everything that's just a coincidence as something more than that? Can it make everything seem as if it connects and force you to start thinking things are gonna happen and go wrong because certain things happen or because of certain things you see?

Day 7 of my anxiety...

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    You mean everything does NOT connect? EEEK! I rely on certain things happenning because other certain things happen.  smile Anxiety can make you overthink things. All things. Like you are doing now. Normal. Having said that, let us know if you start seeing things or getting weird urges. That would be a problem. Other than that try to ignore your mind's games as much as possible. There are going to be plenty. Anxiety adds much colour to our life. It is not all bad once you can laugh about it. Good luck. Are you in any kind of therapy yet by the way?

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    that is how you describe paranoia.
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    I have always seen connections, and I certainly am not paranoid. Seeing connections , especially in hindsight, has been a support and a comfort to me since I began to see the Universe, (God) in a different way. That belief keeps me peaceful when looking at the reality that I am not only dealing with anxiety, but the recent news that now I'm looking at cirrhosis, stage four. The bottom line is all is well. Don't give your belief in no coincidence a second thought. I do not believe in coincidence...that's just me, but I stand by it, darlin'.confused

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    Yes. Its like a bully a very negative sabtaging bully. Challenge these thoughts with positive ones.
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