Constantly find myself making up negative scenarios in my head

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Hi everybody I was just wondering if someone could help me identify what this is or maybe relate...

I am always finding myself making up negative scenarios in my mind.. Not even knowing I'm doing it. For instant trance.. Whenever I'm driving I always see myself getting into an accident and then having someone call my fiancé and have to tell him I died or that I was very hurt in the hospital after an accident or that I was just plainly in an accident and then see him come flying to the scene. Or I think of seeing him at my funeral after that... Or somethin else like thinking of the scenario that my brother didn't wake up one morning and he OD on drugs. Having to call his girl fend. Or about id anything God forbid happened to my grandma and how that would all go... It's really all vivid and very thought out whenever this happens it's crazy... It really scares me to catch myself constantly finding myself thinking about this stuff.

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    I was wondering if there was something specifically called for something like this.
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    I know what you mean, i always think of the worst scenarios too, like whenever i get pain, i feel like m never going to make it thru. I always think that m going to die anytime soon. Everything i do its like it shows me that m about to die. I do wish i could erase this negative thoughts in my mind but i can't.
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    Hello Nikki, are you stressed? seems that you have fear of dying. Did something happened to you recently? I have been like that for a while ever since i got married, living in constant fear of the worst happening. please seek counselling because severe anxiety gives panic attack later on, just as I am having now.
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      Hi rach, I mean I myself don't feel stressed maybe I am in the back of my mind I do have slot of stuff going on... But this has been happening for years. I'm 22 and it's been happening since I was probably 18 as far as I could really remember. but I also had home problems since I was as little as I could remember as well. I would go to a counselor but I can't afford it right now.
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      You still have time dear cause persistent anxiety worsten into panic disorder with time. Try do some meditation or go out with friends, i mean change your lifestyle keep yourself happy.  Drink camomille tea to get relax n all. Don;t let your thoughts take over you.fight it :D
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    It seems you have some kind of anxiety. I do that too and have been ever since I started dating my current partner but I know mine stems from childhood physical and mental/emotional abuse. I have seen a therapist and it refreshed me in my coping skills. It still happens to me, my dreams will usually consist of us separating as a result of an intense arguement or infidelity or whatever or if I'm just bored during the day my mind will wander. I have general anxiety too though. I've been actively dealing with anxiety for about 4-5 years, while it has never really gone away, I've learned how to manage it well so my anxious experiences aren't so intense, although I do still experience intense periods. See a therapist, they'll teach you how to cope.
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      I've grown up with the same childhood as well. Mine are just usually my mind wandering in the day or literally just come to me as I'm driving I'm not even wandering idk it's hard to explain that part bc i am totally paying attention but I have had maybe only a handful of dreams with it .. Last one was of my brother ODing at school and people dragging him across the floor, I woke up in an anxiety attack not able to breath. Hyper ventalating. My anxiety became noticeable about 5 or so years ago. (Surprising as I've been abused physically and mentally/verbally my whole life) wasn't sure how It just came out of nowhere so strongly to me. I would like to go see someone I don't want to be prescribed anything but I would like help on how to manage it all.
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      Yeah so my anxiety didn't manifest until about 4-5 years ago which I've been told by two counselors that it's not unheard of, like delayed on-set PTSD. But yeah, I usually don't intentionally think about those things but when it starts to wiggle its way into my mind, I take it and go from 0-100 mph on that idea in the worst way possible. CBT has definitely helped manage those though, before I'd go days stuck on those ideas and now, it's usually just that moment and sometimes it'll linger but not to the point that I'm bothered by it. Therapy definitely helps, especially if the therapist is good. I've been lucky to have good therapists first time arounds so I can't exactly tell you what a bad therapist is although I could speculate. I'm hesitatant to take meds for that too but about a year ago, I did end up taking an anti-depressant for about 2-3 months as like a running start then I began to ween myself off as soon as I was able to manage it mentally.
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    It sounds like anxiety, learning coping skills helps so much. I deal with same thoughts everyday, you not alone. I tell you keep yourself busy and happy.
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    Catastrophizing?
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    I have the same problem. I have GAD. Obsessive thinking is part of it.  She told me that it is part of an OCD personality. Anxiety will cause intrusive, obsessive thoughts

     

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      What is GAD? I went to the dermatologist for my acne it's not terrible but I make it worse by picking at it constantly and he told me it was a form of OCD. And I searched things about this before posting here and I found stuff saying OCD I wasn't sure tho if it had a specific name or anything. And I know I have anxiety I grew up in an abusive home father was physically and mother verbally. But my anxiety became very noticeable about my junior year in high school so about 5 or so years ago. I just never have went and actually seen anybody about any of it.
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