Help me. I convince myself I have done something I haven't!

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Hello, for the past few weeks I have been dwelling on a night out about 3 months ago. I got really drunk, and do not really remember much. I lost all my friends and I keep convincing myself I have done something really bad, when deep down I know I probably just staggered home. I keep visualising possible scenarios to an extent where i am starting to believe them! Is this a problem with anyone out there? 

Its just taken over my life for the past two weeks (seems strange i know)

Is it possible to convince yourself and visualise possible scenes about something you haven't actually done?!

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    Hey Matt 

    Do not fear you are not alone! I spent 3 days interrogating my brother because I'd left a voice mail on my boyfriends phone when very drunk and couldn't remember doing it at all! There was no reason for me to have said anything bad but I convinced myself it must have been awful to the point where if I didn't hear from him I thought he'd dumped me! do u get anxious about other things just out of interest? but anyway i whether u do or u don't I think (and my friend said this too) that i think drink Can cause u to feel guilty Cos u know it makes things seem a great idea at the time when theyre probably not and can make people selfish, so when u don't remember anything then ur most probably going to think the worst. 

    is there anyone that can help u remember what u might have done? also try thinking to urself even if u had done whatever awful things you're imagining whats the worst that could be the outcome of it and is that really worth the worry smile hope helps a bit smile

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      Hi Sara,

      Thanks for your reply smile Yes I do get anxious but not to this extreme.

      There is no one that can help me, I was in a different city and had lost all my friends. 

      Mine stems from the fact that one visual recollection led me to think of lots of differnt scenarios that could have happened, I don't know if it actually happened or its just my imagination. Then i got paranoid thinking someone had video recorded it and keep thinking 'what if'

      I know all this sounds strange, but I just keep visualising possible situations in my head, and its doing my head in sad


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    Dear Matt. I am sure that you have done nothing out of character so please do not worry Unecce


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    if it starts taking over your life, please see a psychologist or psychiatrist; even though they get a bad rap, they can help with either biofeedback, talk therapy or medication
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