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forgot to take my meds and paranoid

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My normal routine is slightly messed up at the moment. I normally take my meds in the morning but forgot until just now. I know it probably won't make much difference but now I'm stressed in case it does. I feel really stupid for forgetting.

I've started experiencing paranoid thoughts too. Should I be worried. There was a small group of people, I couldn't see them but could hear them laughing and I knew they were laughing at me. And I was out earlier and felt I was being judged and talked about.

I don't want this to get worse. Should I do something?
 
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You could reason yourself out of it. You thought they were laughing at you. You don't have solid evidence that they were. Ditto for the people you thought were judging you and talking about you. Maybe they were, maybe they weren't.

Assuming you've taken your meds now, did these incidents happen before you took them or after?
 
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Thanks Skynet. I know these people weren't laughing at me or talking about me. But at the time I was convinced that they were. I knew I was being paranoid and irrational but I couldn't help it. I'm just worried about it getting worse.
One happened yesterday and the other today just before I took my sertraline.
 
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Reasoning it out is great advice for when you're in a rational frame of mind, but not possible when you're delusional. I've trained myself to have the conviction that if people are laughing at me, or talking about me, etc., I simply don't give a sh-t, because they mean nothing to me; so it doesn't matter if they actually are focused on me, or not - whether my perception is real, or is paranoid - my default setting it not to care anyway. By losing my sensitivity and not permitting my perception to bite at me and make me twisted about it, I can then get on with my life. Perhaps try it yourself - it doesn't matter if they are, or are not laughing at you; why care? They don't matter.
 
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Reasoning it out is great advice for when you're in a rational frame of mind, but not possible when you're delusional.
If you're in a rational frame of mind, you have no delusions and therefore don't have anything to reason out. Therefore, reasoning something out makes sense only if you're delusional.
 
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Thank you for the advice keeponswimming. Yes, I agree. When I'm in an irrational state I can not think in a rational or reasoned way. Similarly, when I'm in the dark depths of depression and anxiety and thinking about suicide I can not think 'hold on, what about my children and family'. Outside of that suicidal state I see clearly that my death would devastate those close to me but I can't think like that at the time.
 
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Reasoning it out is great advice for when you're in a rational frame of mind, but not possible when you're delusional. I've trained myself to have the conviction that if people are laughing at me, or talking about me, etc., I simply don't give a sh-t, because they mean nothing to me; so it doesn't matter if they actually are focused on me, or not - whether my perception is real, or is paranoid - my default setting it not to care anyway. By losing my sensitivity and not permitting my perception to bite at me and make me twisted about it, I can then get on with my life. Perhaps try it yourself - it doesn't matter if they are, or are not laughing at you; why care? They don't matter.
Thanks again keeponswimming. The trouble I have with the not giving a @#£& approach is I think that kind of thinking is what I've been doing for years and why I've reached the crisis point I'm at now.
I feel like I have been pretending I'm okay, pretending I do not have any mental health problems, pretending my life is going great, pretending I don't really care. I've been doing this for over 30 years and reached a point I need to face and resolve my problems or disappear myself.
 
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