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Intrusive Thoughts with GAD

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mminchev

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Hi everybody,

Today I was diagnosed with Generalized Fear Disorder by my therapist in our first meeting.

Here is my story..

I am suffering by Panic Attacks for 3 years. At first they was strong then weaker and weaker and rare. Even I can say that I haven't feel that horrible thing more than year. And everything came back last week with full force. The strongest Panic Attack I've ever felt. Then I got a lot of panic attacks in the days and nights. That was ok... But 2 days after I just looked through the window and a self harm intrusive thought came to me. So panic again. Then I started searching in the net and accidentally read something for harming. Next intrusive thought: "What if I try to hurt my girlfriend I live with?" Big panic again. Next day these 2 intrusive thoughts dissapeared even I was laughing on them.. How could I think of such things. But another thought came about that I am getting sick of Covid because of coughing. This was more acceptable.. but only for one day. But on the next day and till now I am thinking only for the first 2 thought especially for the second one about my girlfriend... I instruct ed her to hide all the knives. Also I am scared to go to the living room because there are more preconditions for performing these thoughts. I am very scared not to do something. So I read a lot about OCD, but today was diagnosed with Generalized Fear Disorder. Is it normal to have such intrusive thoughts with this diagnose?
 
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Yes, I think it is normal. But in due time with taking your medication and doing other things, the other stuff will not matter and it will go away. I may have GAD which stands for Generalized Anxiety Disoder. But I do not take any medicine for that. I also have schizoaffective disorder as well also. And I am doing really well.
 
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Yes, I think it is normal. But in due time with taking your medication and doing other things, the other stuff will not matter and it will go away. I may have GAD which stands for Generalized Anxiety Disoder. But I do not take any medicine for that. I also have schizoaffective disorder as well also. And I am doing really well.
Hi! I don't take any medicaments for my situation. Only herbal sedatives but I think without any effect. I don't want to take antidepressants.
 
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Oh ok. Do those herbal sedatives help? xD
I think no.. but today I started sessions with psychotherapist and she diagnosed me with that condition. She told me that we will conduct Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.. so I really hope to help me. But these thoughts are terrible. For example I am scared right now lying next to my girlfriend to not harm her some way. I am starting to thing that I'm freak. One strong panic attack and my life turned in 5 days..
 
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You will be ok. Just take your medicine and everything will work out really well. Just stay calm and focused and take a deep breath. xD
 
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What do you mean by medicine? I have no medication prescribed by doctor.
 
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hi. I have generalised anxiety disorder and for a while was really badly suffering from intrusive thoughts. So, first of all: yes, there is other people having the same terrifying thoughts like you :) Back then, I haven't been in this forum, but I wish I had been. I only tried to share what was going on once with someone and they couldn't understand. And I know, it is awful. But it will pass eventually! I never took antidepressants too, just did some years of therapy and actually a lot of bodywork. Coming back to the body while you are in this state is hard but works like magic! Can be anything, like going for a run, breathwork, dancing it out, yoga...
I wish you all the best and much calm.
 
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actually I just realised that after all of these years it still feels quite healing to read about other peeps hiding their knifes! so thank you for opening up!
 

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