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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm having a really rough time, in part because since going back on my meds (3 weeks and counting), I've had good days and bad days, and when the bad days hit (which have been about 4 days in a row now), they make me question the good ones. I should know that the constant bizarre thoughts running a mile a minute in my head is anxiety, but why do I let it bother me so much that I break down crying and wonder if just dying would be better. I always preface something like that with "I'm not suicidal, but the thought popped into my head. I'd never act on it."

But what if I just lose it- just completely lose it and go bat-sh!t insane? Why do I question my life when I'm hypervigilant about it and then moments later be fine? Is my "reality" the spacey one that scares me so and the life that I thought was real was just so busy and distracting because I didn't want to face the true reality? I don't want to go crazy. I don't want to die. I just want to get back to being myself again.

Just spewing- and this is the only place where I can freely spill it all. I have a sneaking suspicion part of my relapse is due to the stress of thinking about finally quitting a job I've had for five years with nothing else lined up and wrestling with what I should really do, but I just need a little help getting through this. Luckily I go back to the psych on Monday afternoon- hopefully I'll feel a little bit better after that. Just need some encouraging words and thoughts sent my way.

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Hi Kristi,

It seems to be a slow day for posting on the Board today. I do want to encourage you to look forward and also to remember the good days are there, as you said. I don't know why this disorder is such a rollercoaster ride. But all of us have or are going thru it, many exactly like you write about.

The crazy racing obsessive thoughts can become overwhelming and it takes courage to continue to come to the surface for air. These meds can make us go up and down and in and out. I guess I'm mainly trying to reassure you that you are doing okay for dealing with what you are going thru.

I'm so happy for you that you see the dr. on Monday. I hope this person will be able to give you something positive to hold on to as you fight the good fight.

Wishing you some peace till Monday...and then for long after.

Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Kristi...this used to bother me alot, having good days then be hit with a spree of bad days...but i have learned to accept the bad days.. for me i wanted to be cured right now and when i would have a bad day the thoughts would come just like your talking about, am i going to ever get better, am i going crazy ect.. we get into this cycle because of the disapointment going from good days to bad.. we do this to ourself with the thoughts we have.. we worry so much about things we have no control over.. the fear of the unknowned.. so i started to enjoy the good days and when i would have a bad day i accepted the fact that it happens.. the less attention you give to the bad days the less they come and the more good days you i go for days even weeks without feelings of fear...learn to trust yourself to not attach fear to anxiety symptoms.. i had the racing thoughts for 4 months.. i was causing them because of me worring about going crazy, my mind was on my feelings and thoughts 24/7.. i finally said to myself, hey if i go crazy i wont have these feelings anymore but im not going to worry about it anymore.. they left after a few days... its a cycle.. fear feeds fear.. all of what your talking about are just feelings of anxiety.. break the cycle, dont give them power.. live your life on your terms..Doug
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