legit me. down to the nity gritty. i take medicine and i’m going through the same thing
Through my recovery process I’ve gone through this and am still currently like it. I don’t really ever have anxiety- I might have it out of the blue or really bad for a couple days but over all no anxiety. It makes me feel like a terrible person, like at times I think about it all and just feel low/bad. And some days I just don’t care cause apart of me is just so tired of it all
Just because you imagine for a moment that trees are purple doesn't mean that trees are actually purple, you know what i mean
Let's just pretend for a moment that I believe Spain is located in Asia. Let's say I really really believe this. I refuse to believe any evidence that shows otherwise. What I believe doesn't change the fact that Spain is in Europe. My belief that its in Asia does not change the facts. The same is true for an OCD thought. Just because it feels real, doesn't mean it IS real. The thought itself is not the problem. Everyone has intrusive thoughts. The real problem is the anxiety the thought triggers. You will never going to completely get rid of intrusive thoughts. But through ERP, you can learn how to sit with the anxiety and let it peak and then ebb away. It sounds impossible. But I knownits not because I have experienced that.
But I guess my question is what if the anxiety goes away and thoughts I don’t want stay? Like I still don’t want them even if I’m not panicked by them
@LizardLady95 The intrusive thoughts are never going to completely go away. Its not realistic to expect that. But you when get to the point where you can acknowledge them and let them go.