I keep having intrusive thoughts that resemble delusions but I don’t believe in them at all… anyone experienced with this? Example. ”My food is poisoned” ”They’re talking ■■■■ about me”
I had the worst intrusive thoughts of my life earlier in 2020. Started around Feb or March 2020 until Late September.
I think keeping busy is what eliminated them completely. I’m occupied throughout the day, and I don’t think about any delusions, or religion/God/reptilians.
Try to stay busy all day, and maybe a benzo will help calm you if it gets bad.
i still get intrusive thoughts too but i try not to obsess over them and to let them be and try to put my mind to other things so they don’t get too powerful
I have too much time doing stupid stuff online and thinking about these things…
If you have benzodiazepines they could help. They helped me a lot. Lorazepam 1mg is strong. 5mg Diazepam is weaker, but still effective.
I don’t have any and I’m kinda wary of them because they’re addictive
A few every week won’t hurt. I think daily use is what causes a tolerance.
I use fluoxetine for pure o symptoms which is basically ocd without compulsions. So just intrusive thoughts, This medication makes a massive difference for me
Hmm should I ask my psychiatrist about it?
I took duloxetine for a couple of months. Idk if that’s what fixed my intrusive thoughts. Gave me insomnia so I stopped it.
I fight intrusive thoughts daily. I just take a breath and remember they’re false.
The only ones that could be true are people talking. If they do, so what? Just be the best you that you can be and to heck with them.
Yeah you’re right
I have many and a variety of intrusive thoughts.
You should try CBT,
It did wonders for me.
Yeah CBT works on psychosis too I think (although I don’t really have symptoms anymore unless few negatives count) so worth a try asking about it
I’m not sure if duloxetine is a different thing than I took
I don’t think it would hurt
@Crystal-Cotton is under 18, so she can’t take benzos.
I second the CBT. It really helped my intrusive thoughts. I also take CBD and I believe that helped, but IDK if it is approved for pediatric use in your country.
It’s borderline illegal in my country I think
Then yeah, the CBT therapy can help a ton. It teaches you to focus your energy elsewhere when the thoughts come, and just let them pass through your mind without focusing on them.
It is important to realize that every single person has weird thoughts from time to time. They can be alarmingly violent or disgusting, and they pop up as a glitch in the way our brains process information. Most people just ignore the thoughts, and don’t worry or talk about them. A few people get stuck on the thoughts. The thoughts distress them. Because they are distressed, the brain thinks “Oh this thought must be important, better keep thinking it.” And then it brings the thought up more often, and doesn’t let it drift away like the thousands of other thoughts. CBT teaches you to let the alarming thoughts drift away and focus on things that make you happy.