So I see a lot of post about them I get some pretty disturbing ones . Especially in church , conversation, and sometimes praying. I always thought this was just the Battle of the mind and soul, with an occasional spiritual battle going on. I’m beginning to wonder how normal it really is .or is it the sz?
It sounds like maybe sz. Do you discuss the intrusive thoughts with your health care provider? He might be able to help you better deal with them so they don’t interrupt your prayers and service.
It’s just kinda annoying nothing I cant live with. Just kinda thought everyone had them. I don’t want to take more meds.
HI @5713 How have you been, I mean other than the annoying intrusive thoughts?
What are intrusive thoughts?
I mean, what do you mean exactly?
Doing really good and this intrusive thought thing is really only when I’m quite in my mind… so I was really wondering if it was just normal. Maybe I should talk to more people without sz about it to see what they experience. Thanks for asking.
The best thing I can think of is it’s like terrets in my mind I wouldn’t call it a voice just random thoughts that come to me. Usually unwanted and perverted . So I really don’t know what it is usually just for a brief moment then it goes away
I get them to. I asked my psychiatrist and he said anti psychotic meds should sort it out
@5713 I think asking people who don’t have sz about intrusive thoughts is a good idea. I very frequently talk to my family about voices because I don’t know what is normal and not. For me I get confused between intrusive thoughts and voices because sometimes the voices all sound the same as my conversational voice. Lately I have this thought/voice pop into my head that asks “do you want to make love?” then it tries to compel me to hump. I think of it as an intrusive thought because I cannot tell if it a male or female voice. I think it’s male but even though it’s loud and clear it doesn’t have a sex. But it may be a voice because it tries to compel me to take action. It’s very confusing. It’s also annoying and embarrassing. Could you imagine what my husband would think if he came in while I was just laying there randomly humping the bed, he would probably have me committed.
Yeah I realize there not from me but I was wondering if it’s just sz or something everyone deals with?
What I found worked for me was confronting my past trauma, experiences, bad moments, etc. and then bringing them to the surface, talking out loud with a therapist/counselor/psychologist. Usually, if you have repressed memories, repressed anger or something that you are hiding and not confronting, that in itself will be what is eating you up inside. I talked/screamed for 90 minutes getting everything out of my mind and the relief I felt from venting and letting it all out felt amazing. Try to dig deep, very deep, and find out what is haunting you or bothering you from years ago.
I can tell you it is possibly Sz. But we don’t have the capability of diagnosing it here. Furthermore, It’s really dangerous to self diagnose. There are tests they have to run to make sure it isn’t an organic problem for instance. I understand that talking to a doctor, especially about this, is very scary. But whatever it is, he will be able to tell you what you have and give you options. That is really what a doctor does, helps you figure it out and gives you your options.
Oh no I’ve been diagnosed with sz and have had three very sever episode. But the meds have taken away everything and I’m not sure if this one thing is normal or just something the meds haven’t taken away. Guess it doesn’t really matter as I won’t add to my meds I now take. Just wondering what everyone else thought. Just for personal information.
Sometimes people with sz have an insight on sz that the Dr doesn’t.
Sorry, I misunderstood. I think it is the schizophrenia. It sounds like what I went through in my psychotic break. I’ve noticed from this site how almost random the antipsychotics seem to work. Like my hallucinations and severe delusions are gone but my paranoia and thought leaking is still really strong (the thought leaking mostly when I leave the house though). But other people are the reverse. I think what you are experiencing is your sz.
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