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DH1

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Hi my name is David for many months now I have experienced intrusive thoughts life at the moment is grim I wake at night several times in a panic and fear of the next day..i take mirtazapine 15 mg which helped to a degree but then stopped working would it be an idea to ask for the 30 mg dose? if someone could tell me there experience of mirtazapine and controlling unwanted thoughts I would be so grateful...thank you David
 
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Dangolf

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Nov 11, 2019
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Utah
Hi David,
I have had ocd for 24 years and intrusive thoughts used to be my biggest concern. One thing I have learned is that we all have tons of thoughts that go through our minds every day. People with higher anxiety and ocd tend to assign way too much value to thoughts when they go through ones head. You are not your random thoughts. When a thought comes through your mind that you like, then engage with it if it is good. Otherwise all of the other thoughts are like passing cars on the street...if you don’t fight them and give them value they will leave your mind in time. It gets easier the more you practice. It is like a tree vs. a tall blade of grass in a hurricane. When you fight something you are like the tree and get exhausted with the strength of fighting the wind/ thought. The long blade of grass let’s the wind blow and it bends with it and doesn’t break.. The wind leaves and the blade of grass is far less affected by the storm. I hope this helps!
 
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DH1

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Hello Dangolf thank you so much for your reply what a nice message I love your example of the wind and a blade of grass ...I have been that tree for far to long..hopefully soon I can become the blade of grass and bend when the next storm arrives , do take care Dangolf and all the very best :thanks: David
 
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