Noooo, I’m No doctor but I get them and they are not real!!!
Not sure. It certainly feels that way, and I question that all the time.
I think that intrusive thoughts are just that, intrusive thoughts, and they are only that even when they feel like they're something more. They DO NOT define who you are, even when you may feel like they do. I can relate to having intrusive thoughts, and I know how much power they can feel like they hold over your mind, but I recommend trying your very best to just ignore them because I feel like it really makes a big difference in the fight against OCD. I say all of this from experience, and I know how hard it can be to just simply ignore OCD, and sometimes OCD will win the battle, but don't let it win the war friend. You are stronger than you think. :) I hope that will bring you some peace and hope and encouragement today friend. I hope you have a great day! God bless! :)
Yes, my counselor told me intrusive thoughts can be words. Images, or urges.