Does anybody else get frenzies of quickly passing fears? When things get really bad for me with one or two fears, sometimes old obsessions come back or new fears show up. They disappear when the frenzy is over. Example below.
It might look something like this: I feel like something I did may have been morally wrong. Then I feel like I might be irrational and cognitively inferior to other people because I worry so much about it. Then I feel like I have know way to know what the truth is. Then I feel like there might not be any point to anything. Then I start experiencing graphic images of sex or violence. Then I feel like I’m going to hurt myself with the knife over there. Then I feel my chest is sensitive and like I have to scratch it. Then I feel like I’m attracted to my dog. Then I feel like I have this smell in my nose or taste in my mouth that I feel like I need to get rid of or else I will lose my attraction to my girlfriend. Then I feel like my body is unattractive and no one could love me. It goes on and on. Could be an hour, could be my whole day, but it usually happens when there are external stressors that make dealing with my obsessions harder, and then that’s like a gateway into these frenzied thoughts. I usually hear people here talk about their big fears, but I don’t encounter talk of this a lot.