Literally, feel like I'm going crazy?

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I know it sounds weird, but it literally feels like my mind is just screaming with frustration. Like I'm yelling inside my head cause my anxiety and intrusive thoughts are driving me crazy. And I don't know how to stop them. I'm constantly worried about bad things happening either to myself or people I love. I'm so afraid of losing loved one in some tragic way it's awful. How do I help this? Does anyone get like this?

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    Kris, I want you to know that I'm going though the same thing. I'm very new to this and I don't know much about whats going on but I'll try and share what I can with you in hopes that maybe it will help you in some way.

    All of this started for me about 4 months ago. I suffered some bad side effects from using Aleve. I used 2 pills a day 12 hours apart for over a month only to find out a person isn't supose to take that kind of a dosage for no more then a week. I started getting massively bad headaches, I started getting extremely paranoid and the intrusive thoughts started happening.

    Let me start off by saying YOU'RE NOT GOING CRAZY and YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HURT ANYONE and NO ONE IS GOING TO HURT YOU. Your brain is overstressed and is panicking do to the stress its endured. Its causing you to think something is wrong when there really isn't anything wrong at all.

    The hard part is trying to convince yourself that there is nothing wrong and you have no cause or reason to panic or need to worry. I've yet to figure out how to do that but I know many people here have been able to and have eather fully recovered from the intrusive thoughts or have been able to control them to the point that the thoughts no longer effect them.

    Friend.....please listen to me. I know this is hell. Its been hell for me as well. I'm in the same boat you are and it worries me to no end. I know there is hope but I just don't know how to help myself yet. Please know that you wont do anything to hard others or yourself. You need to realise that somehow. It'll be extremely hard if not seemingly impossible but you need to know that you may bend but your mind will never make you break unless you let it win.

    Know that if you need to you can post here as many times as you need to. Do not worry about admitting to these thoughts because ALLOT of people here have gone through or is going through the exact same thing you're going through now.

    Recovery can and will happen but it will be a long and hard road. Just know you're not alone and if you need to talk, please send me a PM here and I'll ovver whatever advice I can or at the very least I'll be a good listener to you. This was some advice someone offered me and its starting to help me abit....I just hope it might help you if you care to take it.

    ....whatever you choose to do, just know we are here for you and will help you as best as we can. I wish you the best of luck friend. I truly mean that.

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      Thanks so much for the reply. I know it's awful but it helps when I know I'm not alone. I'm sorry you have to go through this as well, I wouldn't wish it on anyway. I'm hoping we can both find a way to deal with it but sometimes (like today for me) it feels absolutely impossible. I don't know where else to turn anymore or where to go from here. I appreciate the advice alot!

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      I does seem impossible...hell I know lol. The good news is that its not impossible but just difficult for people like us to figure it out. Thats why I'm here. People here have offered me just about everything from kind words to blunt hard hitting advice. What the first step for you is to open up. You need to pour your heart out and admit what the thoughts are.

      Part of the problem is that you're keeping it all bottled up inside which is powering the intrusive thoughts. Me admitting the same thing here has helped me abit...not allot but abit but its a start and I'm father then I was abit ago.

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      Kris , are you on any medication ?

      If not , do start somthing , visit the dr asap.

      I say that because a year ago I was exactly the same as you if not worse. It's the most awful experience EVER I think!

      But you will come through it. Pray to god as much as you can and also keep busy as much as possible.

      When the thoughts come try and just think of a black cloth. This is advice that was given to me and it helped a little.. it was a start , but the best thing was prayer and knowing that god was listening to all asked from him, after all if you don't ask you don't get. Medication of course also helped me, knowledge about the condition makes you feel more in control as you know then that you are not going mad at all, and it's an illness due to stress that's all Hun.

      Keep coming on here and talk to us as much as you like and we all support you.

      Big hugs to you xxx

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      I do take medication. I take escitalopram, however I started it 6-7 months ago, I noticed a change happier a bit and then it kind of died down so I kept upping my dosage. Only too 20mg. But then I got careless taking them (very stupid I know) and I stopped taking them all together. For a week I felt fine but in the last 4 weeks I have never felt worse. I'm getting panic attacks constant, I give them to my self because I'm thinking how awful the attacks are that I bring them on. I can't seem to change my thoughts anymore where as before I started medication I never got so panicked and was able to talk myself through. Now it feels like I have lost all control of it. Is it this normal when stopping a medication cold turkey? I have started them again, I have been taking them every day since last Friday but I'm still not noticing a change yet. Today has been an awful day, I have been in tears on and off for hours feeling like I'm going crazy.

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    Hello Kris

    Try Relaxation Techniques, Mindfulness comes to mind, books on Amazon or the GP may have tapes you could borrow.

    What could you do if someone was to pop their cloggs all of a sudden, death comes to us all and we have no say when our time is up, so why worry.

    Now I am a Pensioner and I was very much like you when younger and would worry all the time, I took up sports like swimming and tears would well up when I looked out to a blue  sky with fluffy clouds, I was like that until I had a bad car accident and I began to understand life was short, we have no say to when we die, so then I began to live my life. I was in my late fifties then and when I received my OAP I gave my past some further thought. I was still around, I had lost quite a few friends to lifes little slip ups. I looked at all and when I thought of my twenties I had waisted a great deal of time worrying, What Iff.

    Stop worrying when we are called, we go, no ifs or buts, that is it. We have no choice

    Have a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year. Give people their due ond only worry if someone does pop their cloggs. Respect those who love you and forget about Death. We are all on a journey and none of us know our final destination and the time we will arrive


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    How you been? What treatments have you seeking??
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    Honestly we all have our own problems that raise out feelings it’s so confusing. I was raised with out a mom and my dad was always working so my whole child hood i was around siblings and relatives I lived with a bully for a good chunk of my life 9-13 and it really changed the way I act in society and I just feel like I’m different from everyone in a bad way. Everyday I see people with a goal in their face or with ambition and will I don’t have any of that I keep telling my self that it’s because I’m 19 and I’m not that experienced but it’s really bugging me. I see myself as a turtle I don’t tell anyone how I feel and I don’t have many friends to begin with I have a few close friends actually maybe 2 but I haven’t talked to one and the other I still do but this feeling Is changing that by a lot I feel myself slipping away day by day I feel more lost and confused anxiety and depression are really brutally attacking me right now I try to read forums and I speak to my friend about it sometimes but I just don’t know what to do anymore 
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