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Does anyone get weird thoughts from anxiety?

Doreen Community Member September 04, 2008
  • I get so anxious everyday that I think I am going crazy where I feel so alone that I feel like I can't communicate with anyone or they wont understand me like a such a disassociation it scares the heck out of me like I"m in this fog and I can't break through and everything looks like I'm cant connect and then it lifts.. I wish someone would tell me they have the same syptom so I wouldn't feel so alone...Like I want to just jump out of my body and I wish I was someone else.

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  • Anonymous
    blonddraider
    Feb. 17, 2014

    This past May my doctor took me off my HRT, Premarin. 5 weeks after i changed, i started to have extreme high anxiety, panic disorder, and my OCD is threw the roof. i have been to the doctors, i am now on 20mg celexa daily, and 0.5 klonopin 3x a day. it had helped tremendously. however some days i still have litte attacks or get in my head an convince myself...

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    This past May my doctor took me off my HRT, Premarin. 5 weeks after i changed, i started to have extreme high anxiety, panic disorder, and my OCD is threw the roof. i have been to the doctors, i am now on 20mg celexa daily, and 0.5 klonopin 3x a day. it had helped tremendously. however some days i still have litte attacks or get in my head an convince myself im crazy. my main issue is i have this weird brain, head thought issue. i cant stop when my meds start to wear off and it feels weird, scary and like im losing my mind. the thoughts sre random but familiar yet not really. i make no sense argggg. i feel stuck, in a daze until i snap out or my meds are working. im so scared. the weird familiar thoughts and sounds make me an my body and self feel strange. as long as i stay put of my stupid head it doesnt happen. someone please, anyone please help!

  • zues
    May. 04, 2013

    I started having anxiety about 12 yrs. ago, I was going thru a divorce, working etc... It would start while I was getting ready for work I could feel it and kept taking deep breaths.  Once in the car it started, I had the window down I was sweating and felt like I couldn't catch my breath.  This went on for over a month.  My ex brother in law...

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    I started having anxiety about 12 yrs. ago, I was going thru a divorce, working etc... It would start while I was getting ready for work I could feel it and kept taking deep breaths.  Once in the car it started, I had the window down I was sweating and felt like I couldn't catch my breath.  This went on for over a month.  My ex brother in law told me that my then husband was involved w/ someone else.  It bothered me to the point one night I called and confronted him, he finally admitted he was.  I don't think I slept at all that night by the next morning I was having a full blown attack.  It felt like I was coming out of my skin, I couldn't breathe out of fear I was having a heart attack I called my girl friend who in turn called the cops.  To make a long story short I had to go to the crisis center thats where I was diagnosed.  I have been going to mental health on and off eversince and on meds as there are alot of child hood issues I am learning to deal with.  It's not always easy but there are exersizes to help with breathing and lowering the heart rate..

     

    Hang in there you have good and bad days and soon the good ones will prevail.Wink

     

     

    Zeus

  • jawad ali
    May. 04, 2013

    i was searching about this prblem because this is same condition with me what you said here ..but i dont know how to control these thoughts

  • Anonymous
    c anon
    Feb. 06, 2010

    I have all kinds of weird thoughts. They are OCD related tho' for me. For instance, if I have a pair of scissors...I am convinced that I will cut the web of flesh between my thumb and forefinger,   I must put the implement down before I do it! Very upsetting. Another example; when I am walking down the sidewalk, I will get this picture over and over...

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    I have all kinds of weird thoughts. They are OCD related tho' for me. For instance, if I have a pair of scissors...I am convinced that I will cut the web of flesh between my thumb and forefinger,   I must put the implement down before I do it! Very upsetting. Another example; when I am walking down the sidewalk, I will get this picture over and over and over in my mind...I see myself trip, fall...smash my mouth on the pavement...I can see myself getting up...screaming, my mouth a jagged bloody hole...so awful!!  Unless I take my medication I am plauged with thoughts like these and many others, all about being in a situation I cannot control, and being hurt, or feeling as if I am about to lose control and hurt myself! I HATE typing this as I do, I sound like a freak! for me, it's OCD that makes me anxious, which leads to panic attacks which include vomiting, dizziness and sometimes fainting! so scary because I do everything alone, and I live alone (at least I can control that enviroment) One of these days I am going to have a panic attack and there will be noone there to help and I will be killed! I'm scared all the time!! I don't want to leave my home. I hate anxiety, I hate how it's ruining my life.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jan. 20, 2010

    honestly.. i'm only 15 and i've been suffering from this since november. i had been smoking pot for about a year atleast 4 or 5 times a month. then that one day in november i smoked too much see i was stupid, you can't OD on pot but a high dose can cause panic attacks..that day was the worst day of my life. i went to the hospital only for them to tell me that...

    RHMLucky777

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    honestly.. i'm only 15 and i've been suffering from this since november. i had been smoking pot for about a year atleast 4 or 5 times a month. then that one day in november i smoked too much see i was stupid, you can't OD on pot but a high dose can cause panic attacks..that day was the worst day of my life. i went to the hospital only for them to tell me that u wasn't going crazy and i didnt suffer from a panic attack, by the grace of God there wasn't anything mixed with it. but since then i had many panic attacks mixed with guilty remorse because of all the things i did to my parents, drugs and alcohol changed my life. i'm closer to god and my parents. and their supporting me to the fullest. i think i'm also going through depression i cry almost every night. and when i dont i have very weird and vivid thoughts of dying. or being somewhere where someone dies. these thoughts cloud my head and stop me from relaxing. so i find things to entertain myself..my computer helps a lot. music sometimes..i'm finished with drugs forever. in school its hard for me to think sometimes. i was real stupid and i'm paying for everything i did. but this will soon be over. and everyone will get better in time. (:

    • Anonymous
      sneha
      Jan. 23, 2010

      DOREEN'S case is so similar to mine. I have such weird thoughts , it makes me feel the whole world is fake.I have anxiety everyday , theres a feeling of heaviness in the chest and have had panic attacks twice. I am looking for ways to ward off those feelings. I listen to music. I need my laptop all the time. This way my thoughts are better. Anyway, hoping to...

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      DOREEN'S case is so similar to mine. I have such weird thoughts , it makes me feel the whole world is fake.I have anxiety everyday , theres a feeling of heaviness in the chest and have had panic attacks twice. I am looking for ways to ward off those feelings. I listen to music. I need my laptop all the time. This way my thoughts are better. Anyway, hoping to recover soon. :)

  • Anonymous
    Mike
    Jan. 19, 2010

    Dude I have the weirdest thoughts ever. I feel unbalanced like im free falling really weak like I can come out my body scary things come up. Im only 15. I mean I have anxiety and ever since I smoke weed once i feel like i have been changed and not the same person I use to be its scary and trust me if anything I have it just as bad or worse I know how it feels....

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    Dude I have the weirdest thoughts ever. I feel unbalanced like im free falling really weak like I can come out my body scary things come up. Im only 15. I mean I have anxiety and ever since I smoke weed once i feel like i have been changed and not the same person I use to be its scary and trust me if anything I have it just as bad or worse I know how it feels.

  • Anonymous
    Derrick
    Jan. 21, 2009

    What I have found that helps that if you can find people who do understand. Those are hard people to find. Some of my best friends want to try to help, but really don't understand how my mind and body are reacting at times. I use a rollercoaster as example, once I am out of my fog, to try to explain. For most people the thrill, excitement of a rollercoaster...

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    What I have found that helps that if you can find people who do understand. Those are hard people to find. Some of my best friends want to try to help, but really don't understand how my mind and body are reacting at times. I use a rollercoaster as example, once I am out of my fog, to try to explain. For most people the thrill, excitement of a rollercoaster ride is just that. Once they got off the rollercoaster for the most their "excitement" lessens. Ours doesn't. We are constantly on that rollercoaster and the excitment (not really excitement in a happy sense) turns our brains into disassociated, foggy, not happy and good feelings within minutes. We take much longer to get off that rollercoaster feeling than anyone could imagine. Our turn off mechanism doesn't work so I feel our brains go into an overload stage where we feel odd and tend to (looking back later) feel things we may or may not had. For me, to communicate on a level that the "average person" can relate is the only way sometimes to them to understand. Panic attacks, what I call small after shocks of panic, and the disassociation can be very scary for a guy or gal. I have found many men suffer from this just as much as women. Many wont' admit it until it becomes to unbearable to control. I used to run a support group for people with panic disorder, the feelings and panic have no boundaries for age or where you are in life. There are triggers. But as we all know sometimes "out of the blue" we get these feelings. For me there is no set pattern to my panic attacks. As a guy who has developed agroraphobia (second time around) it is best to try to get support people around. Yet, as we know, they can hold you hand or your body, but that doesn't always take away the feelings either. Sometimes our support people feel as helpless as we do. Some cognitive helps, but not always in my most severe attacks. In no way are you alone. If somehow you can get that into those cluttered thoughts, "I am not the only one", sometimes that will trigger away the fear of the moment. In addition to therapy, medication I am using some holistic treatments like hynotherapy which seems to help somewhat. My problem is just getting myself calmed down to a point where I can try to assemble some reasoning.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Dec. 14, 2009

      I have had bouts of panic attacks, and I know how miserable they feel.  Try this, next time you feel the surge of panic, control your breathing- 3 seconds in- 3 seconds out(most important thing), tell yourself one way or another this will be over very soon, meaning it could last an hour or a minute, lastly face the situation that bothers you, it may be...

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      I have had bouts of panic attacks, and I know how miserable they feel.  Try this, next time you feel the surge of panic, control your breathing- 3 seconds in- 3 seconds out(most important thing), tell yourself one way or another this will be over very soon, meaning it could last an hour or a minute, lastly face the situation that bothers you, it may be unpleasant but it won't kill you.  Stop running mentally. I assure you, if you breath, think positively, and face your fears, in time you won't have panic disorder anymore.  Be courageous, take care of yourself, and believe that you can get over this.  You can do it!  I did it!  Take care

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep. 25, 2008

    See a gynecologist if you are over 30, a family doc to run thyroid tests and/or a psychiatrist for anxiety. You don't have to feel this way- I know!

    • Doreen
      Sep. 26, 2008

      I did go to the gynecologist just recently I am 44 we will see what is going on there. I do have hyperthyroid and I am taking meds for it. I am also taking clonopin. I have had this before and it went away for 10 yrs I thought I would never get it again but I guess stress overwhelmed me and took over.. I really am bad in the mornings. Thanks for sharing..

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Sep. 26, 2008

      Yeah I had my first panic attack at 48. Mornings are bad. Xanax works better for me than Klonopin. Cymbalta has helped. Good luck to you. My gyno swears it's from that and my PCP swears it's anxiety.

  • Anonymous
    andrea
    Sep. 24, 2008

    yes doreen,

    I have been there..

    and I have and do feel the same way a lot of the time. You are not alone!

     ia lso suffer from anxiety.

    stay strong and email me for support.

    if you want.

    bellaandi@gmail.com

    • Doreen
      Sep. 25, 2008

      Thank you all my therapist says it is all the things we don't want to face that is why we think of all these scary things because we dont' want to face what we really need to face.. Our real lives...Thanks though for being here for me and sharing..

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep. 23, 2008

    I feel like Im standing out side and everyone else is inside    I hate it cause then I think maybe the people are the ones keeping me out....althought I know that isnt the truth.....I have to talk myself out of being stupid and go on

  • pamm87
    Sep. 09, 2008

    Anxiety can distort your perceptions of actual events, interpersonal communications, and your environment.  The goal is to reduce the anxiety so that your world becomes clearer and you feel more in control.  Depersonalization and disassociative feelings are common experiences that people report while feeling anxious.  The key is to remain...

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    Anxiety can distort your perceptions of actual events, interpersonal communications, and your environment.  The goal is to reduce the anxiety so that your world becomes clearer and you feel more in control.  Depersonalization and disassociative feelings are common experiences that people report while feeling anxious.  The key is to remain focused on what you are doing (or staying in the current moment) which allows you to deal with a reduced volume and more controllable amount of informational input, environmental cues, and fewer intrusive and anxious thoughts.  Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help you with these issues.  There are also medications that can help reduce your symptoms and allow you to work through the triggers that may be causing you to feel anxious.  When you feel overwhelmed by your anxiety, say very confidently to yourself: "I am not going crazy, I am dealing with some anxious thoughts and emotions."  Then proceed to identify those thoughts that may have triggered your anxiety.

    • Anonymous
      lizeee
      Sep. 09, 2008

      thank you so much for your post,it helps to be reassured every now and then.i will certainly try to say to my self when i get a negative thought that it is just a thought.

    • Doreen
      Sep. 23, 2008

      That was so well put and wonderful to know, I still hate it and I am so scared of it that is probably what is holding back recovery for most of us...We have to just go through it, we must remember we always come out of it...

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep. 07, 2008

    yeah i sure feel like that some days , it makes you feel like ur the only person to have ever felt like that and your convinced your going mad

    • Anonymous
      doreen
      Sep. 08, 2008

      Thank you annie, I really need someone to share this with.. God bless you I am crying right now, just knowing someone understands..

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Sep. 08, 2008

      it helps to know that other people are feeling the same because when you going thru such a bad time it can feel very ,very lonely

    • Anonymous
      Doreen
      Sep. 09, 2008

      Yes it is so scary you just want to be your old self so bad..but we must hang in and face what we dont face and get well. It will come I think all this stress does this to us.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Jan. 20, 2010

      honestly.. i'm only 15 and i've been suffering from this since november. i had been smoking pot for about a year atleast 4 or 5 times a month. then that one day in november i smoked too much see i was stupid, you can't OD on pot but a high dose can cause panic attacks..that day was the worst day of my life. i went to the hospital only for them to tell me that...

      RHMLucky777

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      honestly.. i'm only 15 and i've been suffering from this since november. i had been smoking pot for about a year atleast 4 or 5 times a month. then that one day in november i smoked too much see i was stupid, you can't OD on pot but a high dose can cause panic attacks..that day was the worst day of my life. i went to the hospital only for them to tell me that u wasn't going crazy and i didnt suffer from a panic attack, by the grace of God there wasn't anything mixed with it. but since then i had many panic attacks mixed with guilty remorse because of all the things i did to my parents, drugs and alcohol changed my life. i'm closer to god and my parents. and their supporting me to the fullest. i think i'm also going through depression i cry almost every night. and when i dont i have very weird and vivid thoughts of dying. or being somewhere where someone dies. these thoughts cloud my head and stop me from relaxing. so i find things to entertain myself..my computer helps a lot. music sometimes..i'm finished with drugs forever. in school its hard for me to think sometimes. i was real stupid and i'm paying for everything i did. but this will soon be over. and everyone will get better in time. (:

    • kerri
      Jun. 05, 2011

       Ok  you guys !!! I have been dealing with this off and on since I was 20 and now im 39.. I guess the best advice I can give you is dont give in to it. Dont alter your life for it... the weaker you are the more it attacks.. continue ,driving,shopping public places, bright lights, I know it feels like you cant even control your hands sometimes...

      RHMLucky777

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       Ok  you guys !!! I have been dealing with this off and on since I was 20 and now im 39.. I guess the best advice I can give you is dont give in to it. Dont alter your life for it... the weaker you are the more it attacks.. continue ,driving,shopping public places, bright lights, I know it feels like you cant even control your hands sometimes and your just going to pass out. But in 20 years I havent passed out yet??? trust in your body let go it will take over..Your not going to stop breathing.. Your hearts not going to stop. Its ok :)DOnt be afraid  a panic attack is caused by fear if your not affraid it cant attack :) DOnt depend on pill either its just a cover up for the moment..retrain your brain..

        Love you all for sharing the same disorder  :)   LETS FIGHT IT!!!

    • jawad ali
      May. 04, 2013

      karri i salute u for bear all this for many years//

       

       

      i just cant bear...

      i fotgt to live\

       

      i dont know what to do ... its like some1 cntrols my mind ..i cant eat alot i cant go somewhere,i cant wish anything i m unable to do any job even i cant take me out from my home...

    • jawad ali
      May. 04, 2013

      i dont know what to do where to go , its like i forgot tto live ..i consulted many psychiatrics about this problem ..but all in vain..ithen i started Salath (prayers) 5 tyms in a day ....after that i feel good..cox i accept that we humans sent to this world by Allah and he is the lord of every single thing in this world exsists ...

       

      but i m still thinking....it...

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      i dont know what to do where to go , its like i forgot tto live ..i consulted many psychiatrics about this problem ..but all in vain..ithen i started Salath (prayers) 5 tyms in a day ....after that i feel good..cox i accept that we humans sent to this world by Allah and he is the lord of every single thing in this world exsists ...

       

      but i m still thinking....it created a huge fear for me .....what ll happend after death,bla bla.... 

       

      i request to all of u here plz accepts the reallity that we r here for exam ..its a tempary world ..AKHRAT (the last and infinite world) is waitng for all of us ..so leave bad jobs ...do what for exactly Allah send us in this world... 

       

      i'm very tensed but nobody can get me out of it..please pray 4 me also ...