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feeling strange!!!!!!!!

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edgetop Mon 22-Aug-05 12:32:37

for a while now i have been having strange feelings when i go out i think a dog or cat is going to get run over,it makes my heart go really fast,also if i am in the car with my dh & my ds i think something is going to hit us,for some of the time i close my eyes.i know it may sound funny but it,s really getting to me some nights i find it hard to sleep,my mind is going through things that have gone on during the day,i don,t know whats the matter with me,i have a good dh& a ds to be proud of.i have lots of other feelings simler to the ones i have talked about.dose anyone else have same feelings

Toothache Mon 22-Aug-05 12:36:44

Edgetop - I get this too. Sometimes at work I get awful thoughts about ds and dd. Then I have to phone the Nursery. I sometimes get vivid flashes in my mind of us all dying in a crash. Horrible.

I suppose it's anxiety attacks of a sort. Reallydon't know what to say to help.

edgetop Mon 22-Aug-05 12:40:06

have i ever got any help from gp,i,m thinking of going because it,s starting to put me off going out.

WigWamBam Mon 22-Aug-05 12:49:08

It could be panic attacks or anxiety attacks, or it could be a form of OCD, particularly if you have other similar feelings or if you have rituals that you use. I think it might be worth having a chat with the GP about it, he might be able to recommend some form of counselling or other treatment to help.

edgetop Mon 22-Aug-05 13:01:29

i wonder why this has started at the age of 44 and when im quite happy

WigWamBam Mon 22-Aug-05 15:10:11

If it's something like OCD or panic attacks, they don't only affect people who are depressed. I have OCD and it didn't come on until I was in my 30s, and at a time when I was at my happiest.

It's obviously causing you some distress, though, and a sympathetic counsellor might be able to find the root cause and help you to deal with it.

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