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I need help please (anyone who has tips on how to deal w psychotic ep)

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Zzzzsis

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I’m really anxious that’s why I just joined. I’ve been recently diagnosed with BPD but I’ve had quite a few psychotic episodes and I have OCD as well and somehow they’re connected I don’t know how to explain. I see a psychiatrist and therapist but right now I don’t have any support I can’t talk to my parents they’re busy and they laughed yesterday sorry for rambling but basically I’m really fucking helpless. I take 80 mg fluoxetine and a beta blocker and my dose of seroquel has been lowered to 50 mg because it was making me very drowsy and unable to do stuff, and now that it has lowered (it’s been 5 days) I don’t know why I’m getting bad thoughts and this weird ringing voice in my head, thinking people are watching me, thinking everything is a simulation it’s not but sometimes I think it is, and it’s making me irritable and really depressed again. So can anybody tell me what to do or does anybody have some tips? I would really appreciate it, please don’t recommend talking to someone in real life I cannot, I’m going to my therapist soon though. I just need some tips, I can’t afford to get bad again. Thank you.
 
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Zzzzsis

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9abor said:
Hi,
this will be quite counterintuitive... I know, but...
As I'm out of 15 years panic disorder by myself I'd say that your post sounds to me that perhaps your most threatening thought is "to get bed again". Unfortunately until this thought "sounds" highly threaten to your current life it will cause strong anxiety.
Even though this might sound to you as the worst advice ever, the truth is until you are not trying to see yourself in a bigger (a month or so) picture that you're OK this thought will put you into psychotic episodes.

Try to see yourself in different aspects.
Try to see yourself strong (non of your psy ep was that threatening as they looked).
Try to accept as it is right now.
If things get more challenging let us know, we will be here for you.
I really appreciate it. And yes that makes sense I’ll do that if I’m able to but the fact that you’ve struggled with severe anxiety yourself makes this more reliable. :) Thanks!
 
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Hi there. I understand what you are going through. I don't have BPD but I do experience paranoia and negative/intrusive thoughts so I understand that part. One thing my therapist taught me to do when my thoughts get overwhelming is to put my thoughts in little boxes on a conveyor belt in my mind and watch them drift away. Have the thought, then move on. Don't dwell on it. It's difficult but possible. Another tactic you could use is to ask yourself logical questions to try and reason with yourself. For example, if you think everyone is watching you, ask yourself: "Is anyone looking at me right now?" "Am I doing something that would attract everyone's attention?" "Do I have any proof that people are watching me?" Ask yourself questions like that. It helps me calm down when I use that tactic.

Hope that helps :hug1:
 
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Zzzzsis

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Hi there. I understand what you are going through. I don't have BPD but I do experience paranoia and negative/intrusive thoughts so I understand that part. One thing my therapist taught me to do when my thoughts get overwhelming is to put my thoughts in little boxes on a conveyor belt in my mind and watch them drift away. Have the thought, then move on. Don't dwell on it. It's difficult but possible. Another tactic you could use is to ask yourself logical questions to try and reason with yourself. For example, if you think everyone is watching you, ask yourself: "Is anyone looking at me right now?" "Am I doing something that would attract everyone's attention?" "Do I have any proof that people are watching me?" Ask yourself questions like that. It helps me calm down when I use that tactic.

Hope that helps :hug1:
That has actually kind of helped me before. I’ll work on it more now, thank you very much! 😀
 
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