Author Topic: Severe mental symptoms, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety support group  (Read 6092 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Severe mental symptoms, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety support group
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2021, 07:14:05 pm »
Count me in to the group for the insane. 10 months of torture, but things have improved from walking the streets at 4am with looping and intrusive suicidal thoughts. Still stuck in my head
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe mental symptoms, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety support group
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2021, 05:59:17 pm »
I am struggling way too much as well with withdraw. Count me in the club.
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe mental symptoms, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety support group
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2021, 06:17:11 pm »
Acceptance seems to be the only way to survive this. It's not easy, but I have found Claire Weekes Audio books quite helpful. Written before benzos were a thing, and it is dated. But she talks about having a sensitized nervous system and the symptoms are very similar to WD. I actually believe part of our recovery is from the stress WD puts on our bodies.

Anyway I listen to them occasionally when I find myself fighting my symptoms, and it helps me accept the intrusive thoughts.
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe mental symptoms, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety support group
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2021, 06:22:22 pm »
Yes I have bad mental symptoms.
Intrusive thoughts about what a loser I am and I was better on the drugs and I'm not okay without them. Intrusive thoughts that no matter what I do I'm going to die anyways. The same thing all day every day.

Iím so sorry you are suffering. I rurally get where you are at.  Please know that you are not a loser - I have these thoughts too.  Benzo w/d hits you hard & often where you are least vulnerable. Please hang in - it will change, you will heal & one day this nightmare will morph into the best kind of dream.
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe mental symptoms, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety support group
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2021, 06:26:26 pm »
Seems like all of my past regrets , embarrassments,wrongs, bad encounters are playing on a loop over and over. But on a good note this is the first morning my wife did not have to help me out of bed. 15 months off klon.

Yes! Oh this is me too about the regrets & embarrassments, wrongs & bad encounters.  I feel like Iím losing it! The thoughts in my head are balance.  If I was honest with someone snoot them all Iíd be marched right to the dreaded psych ward.
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe mental symptoms, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety support group
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2021, 06:33:04 pm »
Clint me in for this group.  Sometimes the anxiety is at crippling levels & itís all I can do is to breathe.  Iím praying/pleading to be healed soon. Just over 1 year of w/d from 5 months of Valium use.  If only I hadíve known I would [...] ever have touched this filthy drug.  I want my life back. I want my mind back & I would give anything to turn back time & to have [...] touched Valium.  Who knew that a dr.  Would prescribe a one way ticket to an indescribable hell.  Iím searching for my return ticket out of here, trying to stay positive,  trying trying trying, 
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe mental symptoms, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety support group
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2021, 06:33:44 pm »
Couldn't find group for this so hopefully others also have these symptoms. Mine started mildly fearing may have hit someone driving. Stupidly tried SSRI's which made things much worse morphed into more OCD type symptoms with compulsions. Been 2 years off zopiclone haven't really eased much at all, just feel like I no longer have any control over my brain. Think it's caused by anxiety rather than true OCD, as did several sessions of CBT and exposure therapy didn't help at all. [...] had this before being made to CT zopiclone. I took it for insomnia no pre existing anxiety.

Hopefully I'm not only one experiencing  this as feels quite lonely at times. I've had waves but no windows so far. Wondering if taking more than 1 med increases the duration and severity of symptoms, as only been really bad last 15 months since I tried the anti depressants?

How are you going lovely? I hope that your day is going ok.
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe mental symptoms, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety support group
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2021, 08:15:47 am »
Just wondered if anyone found anything helped or increased mental symptoms we could share? My sleep been awful since Xmas only getting about 3 hours that's made things lot worse. Have ordered some unsisom from US so hoping might help. When we were briefly allowed to see family and friends , go out for coffee, meal last year, that definitely workerd as distraction fir me. But I know others would rather isolate themselves. I do get some days whe wake with horrible wave feeling totally hopeless for no reason, can't find any triggers?
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe mental symptoms, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety support group
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2021, 11:00:08 am »
Every night it's a new fear in my head. Fear of words in my head getting mixed up and becoming an illiterate moron, fear of my own voice turning against me in my head, fearing im going to lose control over myself. Seriously the mental is the worst. That or I'm just stuck in my head and bordering on crazy now from enduring all this stress and anxiety for so long and feeling isolated from normal life. I wish I could turn back time to when I was just off the stuff. Rather deal with all the physical restlessness and panic I had then deal with this.
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe mental symptoms, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety support group
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2021, 11:09:13 am »
I know that there are a lot of people on here suffering with mental stuff. Just wondering why it's not usually the main topic. It always seems to be about a physical issue. I know the physical can be a challenge and can be hellish in its own right but to feel like you're bordering on insanity is the worst feeling in the world and to be stuck feeling that way day after day is a real test of one's resolve and might.
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