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to think my thinking isnt normal and to ask for advice??

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scottishegg Mon 24-Feb-14 17:21:47

Hi all I'm a happily married stay at home mum with 3 lovely kids (all 6 and under) with good friends, a supportive family and no major money or health concerns.
However lately I have become very anxious and on edge, worrying constantly and always thinking the worst, in fact I invent worst case scenarios for the simplest issue. I am a chronic hypochondriac with myself and my children but am able to control this somewhat and dont rush them off to the docs for every ailment although I spend far too long worrying over it.
I have very morbid thoughts and sometimes struggle to control these.

I am able to function very well, go out, socialise, do all the things Im meant to do and these thoughts don't affect my sleep or my ability to enjoy my life as such. In fact I can be very laid back and am able to see the good side of things too.

I just know that these thoughts are having a impact on my life, I don't really want to seek medical advice but feel I may have to if things get any worse.

To be honest I have always been a worrier even as a small child but I want to break this pattern. Also whilst on the mini pill my anxiety levels were through the roof and since coming off it I am a little better but not completely. Any advice will be considered.... My parents think I need to get a job as they think I don't have enough to do in the day!!
I will admit that Im not as bad when doing things or being out and about.
Thanks in advance

SilverDragonfly1 Mon 24-Feb-14 17:31:03

It isn't normal but it's treatable smile I found cognitive behaviour therapy worked well for me as it's all about learning to stop thinking negatively and letting such thoughts take over. Your GP can refer you for it.

Good luck, you will be fine.

nova1111 Mon 24-Feb-14 17:35:21

I've heard CBT is very good for this sort of thing. I haven't tried it myself though. It's available via the NHS or privately I think. Also online if you don't fancy telling someone just yet. I think it's mentioned on the NHS choices website.

Tweasels Mon 24-Feb-14 17:40:09

My best friend suffered with a very similar issue and like the others above have said found that CBT pretty much cured it.

She did it privately but it is available via referral from your GP.

Good luck flowers

livelablove Mon 24-Feb-14 18:05:01

Don't be worried about telling the dr, but make sure you have a sympathetic dr who is knowledgeable about mental health issues. I'm not saying you don't have enough to do with 3 under 6! but do you get some adult interaction and a bit of time to yourself? for me being on my own with very young kids all day is a bit difficult, i like someone to chat with and also a bit of time on my own to MN destress.

Balaboosta Mon 24-Feb-14 18:32:24

Mindfulness Meditation has helped has helped me hugely. I went on a course called "what meditation really is" - six modules over a year. Google it - it's an online course as well but in my opinion you need to really study this with a real teacher. But reached the parts that nothing else had! (I'd tried CBT and hypnosis.)

itsmeitscathy Mon 24-Feb-14 18:55:19

Cbt is really useful, try a book like CBT for Dummies for a nice gentle intro with plenty of exercises. Also try googling Moodjuice, it's an NHS resource recommended in Scotland.
with three kids, finding time alone must be hard but have yoga is so good for relaxation and switching off.
If it is completely taking over your life though a chat with your GP is a good idea.

WhoNickedMyName Mon 24-Feb-14 19:02:10

Have a google of 'intrusive thought OCD'.

Please go and speak to your GP and get yourself on a waiting list for whatever they recommend and is available.

Waltonswatcher1 Mon 24-Feb-14 20:13:29

Yoga would be a good place to start too op . It has helped me to relax , I have even started reading fiction again ! When I am in worry mode I can't even watch telly .

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