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I have a real hard time with my thoughts controlling how I go about my day. I'll try to redirect them into something positive but must of the time it doesn't help. any suggestions?
 
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Could you describe, in some detail, these intrusive thoughts that seem to control you?
 
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I have the same problem just feel overwhelmed like everything is bombarding me from all directions an I can't slow my mind down like the snow ball effect it 3wks tomorrow since I quit smoking it set of my gad totally
 
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redwatkins and stokie, do you guys take some meds to slow down thoughts?
 
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Yeh being on mitizipram just over 2yrs Prozac before that think with me stopping smoking cold turkey then all this going on in the world I'm in the middle of self isolating got a family an kids due back in work next week at a distribution centre I just want get back to a normal frame of mind an I know only I can achieve that sorry for rambling
 
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Yeh being on mitizipram just over 2yrs Prozac before that think with me stopping smoking cold turkey then all this going on in the world I'm in the middle of self isolating got a family an kids due back in work next week at a distribution centre I just want get back to a normal frame of mind an I know only I can achieve that sorry for rambling
You're not rambling buddy. Please don't worry.

I can imagine it must be really though, especially when you're back at work soon. I think Covid-19 is making everyone anxious to an extent. I know it's a difficult time for you. Can you get a higher dose of your meds or is that counter-productive?
 
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Suppose I could if I can speak to the doctor I take other medication besides but trying speak to the doctor it's madness
 
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Yeah true mate, it's tricky with everything that is going on.

Is there nothing you can try to calm your mind? Have you been playing with your kids? Do you like movies?
 
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Trying all sorts of things at the moment I suppose got try break the cycle of negative thoughts sometimes wish I picked a better time quit smoking all ways throughout the years had some sort of coping mechanism well you think thay are drink went 18months ago smoking 3weeks
 
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Well done on quitting the drink, that is a positive thing. As for the smoking, you are on week three so doing well.

Have you ever tried breathing exercises or mindfulness and meditation? I've never really tried it but some people here swear by it.
 
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Yeah, just bouncing ideas around? Do you play any instruments?
 
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Fair enough.

Do you like football? I know you can't partake in it at the moment, but if you do you could watch videos on youtube.
 
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Yeh there's plenty to do too be honest just stuck in that rut enough of me lol what's your story with anxiety ect
 
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