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Does anyone else have this - mind changing all the time/fear etc ?

(7 Posts)
eggsontoast07 Tue 15-Nov-16 23:34:05

I wonder if anyone can sympathise. I feel like. I have totally lost it. I.e. Cannot make decisions worry about things in about to do etc etc?

starchildareyoulistening Tue 15-Nov-16 23:49:19

Yep... when depression and anxiety are bad even the smallest decisions can seem paralysing. (I hadn't had a real wobble in a while until I decided to dye my hair recently and couldn't choose which colour to use - it felt like the end of the world! confused) It's a shit way to feel flowers

eggsontoast07 Wed 16-Nov-16 20:49:40

I haven't forgotten this thread I will respond asap!

potatomama Wed 16-Nov-16 20:58:10

yep I'm always paranoid I've made the wrong decision

DeleteOrDecay Wed 16-Nov-16 22:49:35

I'm like this too. Recently I spent months agonising over which next stage car seat to get for my youngest.

I also had a dilemma in the supermarket over choosing a hair dye colour. Same when looking for a new winter coat, I let dp talk me into getting a different coat to the one I originally wanted, I liked them both but I couldn't decide which one suited me best so I just went with his opinion.

It drives me up the wall. It's this horrible fear of making the wrong choice and regretting it. Definitely stems from anxiety/depression. 9 times out of 10 I am usually happy with the choice I eventually make but I still have to deliberate over a lot of things.

I find that setting myself a deadline/time limit can sometimes help. So if I'm looking at hair dyes, I say to myself "right, 10minutes to decide, if I haven't decided by then then tough" I usually end up coming out with something or if I'm really unsure nothing and sometimes that's the best choice too.

Sweets101 Wed 16-Nov-16 22:50:37

Yup. Trying very very hard to stop. It'seems hard though

eggsontoast07 Thu 17-Nov-16 00:39:22

With me it's things bigger and if I make the wrong choice I have to live with the concequences. I would never have a kid because I'm too unstable but I am grateful I am not maternal. No it is things like thinking things are a good idea being convinced they are then doing them and then there is that stabbed in the chest feeling of total dread

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