racing thoughts-obessive thoughts-intrusive thoughts
Are racing thoughts the same as obsessive thoughts or intrusive thoughts? When I say Obessive thoughts I mean like thinking about the same stuff every day, day after day, it could be a person or a dream that you think of. I know obtrusive thoughts are thoughts you really don't want to think about, I have them on and off but what are racing thoughts?
Racing thoughts mean you are thinking in overdrive, if you also have thoughts you think are obsessive I really suggest seeing your family doc so you can get a referral to a pdoc. This can be part of a complex disorder which a pdoc can help you with. Having both types of thoughts are difficult to manage on your own.
Keep in tough and let us know how you are doing.
my borther has racing thoughts and he wonts tell anyone what he is thinking. One doctor said it was OCD and another one said he had a touch of bipolar with alots of anxiety. mY BROTHER HAS A COUSLER BUT WONT TELL ANYONE ANYTHING AND IS BEING TO HIMSELF. HE Says he is always scraed. in between doctor visits and mostly at night he crys histrically because he cannot handle the racing thoughts.it also seems like somtehing is always bothering him and is blowing the stuipidest thoughts and things out of porportion.
I have had racing thoughts for as long as I can remember. I am 28 now. I remember being 5 years old and not being able to sleep at night due to my "brain wandering." It wasn't a huge bother then, except the lack of sleep. However, as life became more complicated, my thoughts became more complicated, depressing, and anxious. I am constantly worrying, my mind just will not shut off. I have told my husband I wish I had an on/off switch to my brain. I have just recently started seeing a counselor and psychiatrist, which has been extremely helpful. I now take Zoloft and Wellbutrin, for what my psychiatrist believes might be symptoms of ADHD (more mental than physical. I am not physically hyperactive, but my brain is). She also prescribed Seroquel, which has been a godsend!! I recomend it to anyone who has this problem. It helps to switch off my brain to the racing thoughts, but not to life. I can still enjoy life without my thoughts getting in the way. Good luck!!
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