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Intrusive thoughts / almost like Tourette symptoms

Do you get bad intrusive thoughts almost like tourettes with your thoughts? Like terrible sentences being said in your head?

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Sometimes but I can ignore them.

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They’re inappropriate thoughts.

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Yeah I do. The only thing that helps me is to let them pass and not fight them. When I feel a intrusive thought, I let it pass and then pay attention to my senses.

Important to realize that everyone has intrusive thoughts. It’s not exclusive to ppl with psychosis.

Good luck :crossed_fingers:

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Have you noticed anything that triggers them? Like alcohol for instance?

Intrusive thoughts are probably a symptom of OCD from what I remember. So maybe you could get treated for them.

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I just notice I have them when I’m not being distracted by anything I tried antidepressants for them but they didn’t help

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One member here said L-theanine helped her with her intrusive thoughts, for a while at least.

https://www.iherb.com/pr/doctor-s-best-l-theanine-with-suntheanine-150-mg-90-veggie-caps/12959

I recommend the brand in the link above. I think it’s out of stock at the moment though.

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I have some of that stuff I’ll try it thanks @everhopeful

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Take a minimum of 300mg

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Yes I do when I’m not on medication it gets really bad.

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