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Impulse to do stupid things-help



New member
Jul 3, 2018

I'm 36. Im female. Im sorry if this is in the wrong section, its my 1st post. I need some advice.

I suffer from Depression and mild anxiety. I'm on sertraline. I don't know if that's relevant to my question.

Sometimes I randomly get the intense urge to do stupid things!

Like just now I felt I really really wanted to throw my phone out of my bedroom window onto the garden to see if it would break!! It's a brand new phone with no insurance on it and I love it!

Also when I'm in a car (as a passenger) I often get the urge to open the door, to see if it's central locked maybe or if I can shut it quickly again whilst the car is in motion? I don't know.

I'm not depressed at the moment or suicidal or anything like that.

These urges are STRONG!!!!!

What the hell is wrong with me?!
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Jun 25, 2018
Wow... That's really intense and tough to manage.
Def. talk to your doc asap.
Personally, Sertraline, even at 50mg made me intensely hysterical, crying, mood swings, extreme depression and suicidal thoughts. I felt possessed.
Hang in there, keep fighting those urges. Don't be hard on yourself, there's nothing 'wrong' with you... there are just adjustments that need to be made. Don't let panic over the urges cause you more distress than the urges already are, if possible...
Rooting for you!
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Forum Safety Team
May 6, 2017
I know it's hard to believe but you share your body with another consciousness, and it's this other consciousness that is trying to influence you to do these things.

Mine does stupid things like this to me all the time, I get the urge to do things like throw my phone or vaping device out of the car window or over a bridge but I never act on them.

Medication like Sertraline and anti-psychotics weaken their influence over you so I bet she is really pissed that you're taking them hence all the urges to do stupid things.