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paranoia and bpd

soulsearcher

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It's driving me mad,
I'm so paranoid that cameras are watching me and people are watching me and people tt read my mind I'm going fuckin crazy 🙄

Anyone else with bpd suffer from paranoia?
 
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Yes, I do.

I often feel that strangers are going to hurt me. I also go through phases of thinking people can read my mind. It’s part of the bpd
 
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Yes, I do.

I often feel that strangers are going to hurt me. I also go through phases of thinking people can read my mind. It’s part of the bpd
Sorry to hear that

How long you been suffering from paranoia?
 
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Nukelavee

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Less paranoid, more overly vigilant.

I don't assume things are out to get me, but I'm always watching for threats. Which may be my PTSD.
 
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Sorry to hear that

How long you been suffering from paranoia?
I’m not really sure when it started but at least 10 years if not longer. It comes and goes though usually it’s worse when I’m under stress. Reducing my stress levels and making sure I practice self care helps.
 
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Less paranoid, more overly vigilant.

I don't assume things are out to get me, but I'm always watching for threats. Which may be my PTSD.
More vigilant, never thought of it like that
 
soulsearcher

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I’m not really sure when it started but at least 10 years if not longer. It comes and goes though usually it’s worse when I’m under stress. Reducing my stress levels and making sure I practice self care helps.
I think being under stress defo makes it worse
 
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More vigilant, never thought of it like that
I think of outright paranoia as being convinced something bad is aimed at you, like it's all planned.

My biggest worries, generally, are the things I don't even know I should be worried about. I hate things that come totally out of left field.
 
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I think of outright paranoia as being convinced something bad is aimed at you, like it's all planned.

My biggest worries, generally, are the things I don't even know I should be worried about. I hate things that come totally out of left field.
Mine is defo paranoia unfortunately

Yea I hear what youre saying
 
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Less paranoid, more overly vigilant.

I don't assume things are out to get me, but I'm always watching for threats. Which may be my PTSD.
Sort of like me, but I do get paranoid too.
 
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It's driving me mad,
I'm so paranoid that cameras are watching me and people are watching me and people tt read my mind I'm going fuckin crazy 🙄

Anyone else with bpd suffer from paranoia? Even if cameras are watching you there is nothing you can do,
 
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I definitely get paranoid but mine works a little differently: If I don't know where my wife is and exactly what she's doing, my mind automatically tells me she is cheating on me and she is planning to leave me. I know this is the bpd because this woman has stuck by me through all my struggles and self-sabotage. We have five children and we both work, yet somehow my bpd is telling me that she has somehow managed to find the time to have an affair.
 
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I definitely get paranoid but mine works a little differently: If I don't know where my wife is and exactly what she's doing, my mind automatically tells me she is cheating on me and she is planning to leave me. I know this is the bpd because this woman has stuck by me through all my struggles and self-sabotage. We have five children and we both work, yet somehow my bpd is telling me that she has somehow managed to find the time to have an affair.
For me - that's one of the hardest aspects to deal with. It doesn't help that experience has given me reason. I also tend to choose very abusive partners.
 
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Thanks for replying. I'm brand new here so I'm mostly just lurking and reading. But I just had to reply to this post because it's one of those things that affects me almost every day. And yes, my past experiences have definitely shaped me in that area but it's been a long time. We've been married 17 years and have known each other for 23 years and I'm still bringing past experiences into my relationship. Right now, my struggle is trying not to be negative 24/7 around my family; it actually rubs off onto them which results in the entire household being unhappy. Reading other people's experiences really helps me to put my BPD in perspective and reminds me that I'm not crazy. I just need to keep working on it.
 
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Dororih

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I definitely get paranoid but mine works a little differently: If I don't know where my wife is and exactly what she's doing, my mind automatically tells me she is cheating on me and she is planning to leave me. I know this is the bpd because this woman has stuck by me through all my struggles and self-sabotage. We have five children and we both work, yet somehow my bpd is telling me that she has somehow managed to find the time to have an affair.
Pretty sure you might have heard of this before but "object constancy" is probably what you need. I experience the same struggles and I believe it was because of how unstable my childhood was. I could go to sleep and when I wake the next morning, my dad is angry over something while I was asleep..and the abuse happens..cycle repeats.

But I learned that I have issues with object constancy, it kinda helps me manage it better.
 
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