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What are you thinking about right now? (mental health related)

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Thinking about how inherently reactionary clinical psychology is as a profession. It's formalized victim-blaming, and is based largely around the idea that the external world, and even the individual human body, does not exist and that all that matters is what goes on in one's head.

It, at least in its currently fashionable CBT-form, further seems to assume that the world must be perfect and any negative thoughts about it must by definition be irrational. Because, after all, life is good for the therapist so it must be good for everyone and if it isn't, they must just not be as smart or clear-thinking as the therapist.

Seems as if all that exists in the CBT worldview are the three points on the diagram labelled thoughts, behaviour and feelings - physical reality, including physical pain and exhaustion, does not enter into the picture for them

Having a pain-filled delibilitating undiagnosed progressive physical illness is a nightmare. How can you deal with it when you don't know what you are dealing with and when nobody even acknowledges that it exists (even when they pay lip-service to pretending to to so, they really don't, and that quickly becomes clear)
 
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dont know how long its been but its double figures of high state...and envelopes white or brown...
 
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Feeling quite agitated and restless.

I feel am always having to be patient and wait for what I want.

Do I need to be more proactive in asking for what I want?
 
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8 green bottles standing on the wall.....then there were two green bottles wobbling on the wall
 
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how can i make a choice when i dont trust the process? gee need someone i can talk to who is neurtral as i cant make an informed rational decision. and that is what i want/need to do :sherlock::study::(
 
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i shouldnt really do this but hey i need to not be bothered
 
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Cognitive dissonance. Fear & safety behaviours. Desperate to connect and desperate to avoid connection. Increasingly poor physical health, aging.

What a cheerful chap I am this morning!
 
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Thinking that I can't sleep at 2am because of this horrible pressure in my head and wheezing when I try to breathe, and feeling that some inflammation somewhere is cutting off the blood supply to my brain when I lie down. Same feeling that has been driving me insane and wrecking sleep for most of the last 25 years (barring three years or so when it mysteriously went away, only to come back just as suddenly). Joining the other chronic pain that has been wrecking my sleep for over 33 years.
There is no support or help available for undiagnosed physical conditions. Nothing.
 
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Thinking that I can't sleep at 2am because of this horrible pressure in my head and wheezing when I try to breathe, and feeling that some inflammation somewhere is cutting off the blood supply to my brain when I lie down. Same feeling that has been driving me insane and wrecking sleep for most of the last 25 years (barring three years or so when it mysteriously went away, only to come back just as suddenly). Joining the other chronic pain that has been wrecking my sleep for over 33 years.
There is no support or help available for undiagnosed physical conditions. Nothing.
Headaches and wheezing at night are often a sign of the onset of asthma...

Could Your Migraines Signal Uncontrolled Asthma?

So sorry you're having a tough night.

Make yourself a cup of tea - the heat and steam soothe the bronchi and open your airways a bit. Hope you've got some Paracetamol or similar for your headache. :hug:
 
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Headaches and wheezing at night are often a sign of the onset of asthma...

Could Your Migraines Signal Uncontrolled Asthma?

So sorry you're having a tough night.

Make yourself a cup of tea - the heat and steam soothe the bronchi and open your airways a bit. Hope you've got some Paracetamol or similar for your headache. :hug:
Thanks. Haven't the energy to go into explaining the physical stuff (have had so many tests over so many years - waiting to see an ENT consultant yet again, but it's a 5 month waiting list), but a cup of tea is not a bad idea, now you mention it. Ginger tea, though!
 
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How did I end up with this debilitating somatization disorder? Was it karma? Evil God? Something stupid I did when I was young? Or was it just plain genetics?
 
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I'm in a safe space, but feel unsafe. There's so much hate 'out there'; implied threats of violence wherever I go. I don't want to be APD and agoraphobic, but...
 
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I want to draw.. but I need to sleep because I didn't sleep well last night..

The problem is Al the bugs in are apartment.. they are all attacking me.. 😒
 
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