What's your intrusive unwanted thoughts?
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seriously though to the OP, you’re not alone. Had similar thoughts. I recall the comedian Richard Herring making a remark in one of his podcasts about falling down the stairs holing his new baby- not out of fear, but by making a conscious decision.
experienced similar morbid thoughts.Posted 4 months agorobgclarksonMember
punching people full on in the face… a genuine 100%er too… i’m talking friends/family/colleagues etc… and i just keep thinking, what’s stopping me?
i mean, i never would, but genuinely… what is stopping me?
even my 90 year old grandma….
i disgust myself at times
i also wonder what i’d do if my cat went from being a placid lap bound cuddle blanket to being a full on feral/wild animal, he could seriously eff s**t up
and how many 4 year old , hell bent on my destruction, would it take before i would become over powered?
i have problems 😐Posted 4 months agotheotherjonvSubscriber
jumping off a tall building / bridge. It’s not a depression thing (although I do have that going on at times) – it’s always been there. Just it suddenly comes into my head, what would stop me just throwing a leg over that wall and jumping off, almost like a ‘to see what it would feel like’ kind of thing.Posted 4 months agogavtheoldskaterMember
sometimes when on a normal road I get a sort of compulsive thought about pulling in front of an HGV coming the other way. resulting in a BIG smash and possible death
its a woody allen gag in annie hall, based around his first visit to see annie’s parents and then her brother taking him to one side and confessing the same. the joke being that the brother then drives them back to the airport or wherever they were going (havnt seen the film in years).Posted 4 months agojekkylMember
Do you ever get intrusive thoughts?
Defined in wikipedia as an unwelcome involuntary thought, image, or unpleasant idea that may become an obsession, is upsetting or distressing, and can feel difficult to manage or eliminate.
Mine: sometimes when on a normal road I get a sort of compulsive thought about pulling in front of an HGV coming the other way. resulting in a BIG smash and possible death. 😕
Yours?Posted 4 months agomildboreMember
I’ve had the one about swerving into the path of a lorry ever since I seriously considered it in a depressive episode about 20 years ago. Every so often the idea pops into my head, I think it’s just my mind scaring me with how easy it would be.Posted 4 months ago
The other one that occurs to me is when I was in freefall down a railway bank (tried to ride it and got kicked otb at the top by a hidden stump). For some reason this was the moment I remembered that I hadn’t bought any mayonnaise when I was doing the shopping that morningcubistSubscriber
I have an inner voice that, every now and then, tells me to kill myself. I have no intention of doing so. I always assumed I was a bit mad (too much acid in my late teens/early twenties can’t have helped).
Some of the above comments are reassuring in that other people get the morbid thoughts as well. It’s not something I’ve ever mentioned incase people worry I might actually do it.Posted 4 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
Stamping on people’s feet if they’re wearing 5 Fingers shoes or similar. It’s not if, it’s when.
The other one is so bad I can barely even type it but, trypophobia. It’s like a divide by zero error for my brain, as soon as I get the idea or the image in there it absolutely destroys me- I’m really carefully skirting around thinking about it just now and now I’m going to put some effort into thinking about other things so it can’t sneak in. Think it’s exactly the sort of thing Jekyll is talking of.
If anyone posts a picture of this, they’re a proper **** by the way, it wouldn’t be even a little bit funny. And if you google it and it freaks you out, don’t say you weren’t warned! For most people it’s fine, for us chosen few it’s brain disease.Posted 4 months agojekkylMember
I get the punching one too 😕 it’s so awful.
My mother in law, she’s a lovely sweet woman and as I was talking to her the other day I had a compulsion to just punch her in the cheek. And for a moment I pictured the consequences, her crying, my wife shouting at me, my father in law rolling up his sleeves. Me ultimately having to leave the marital home and my kids behind, like in a movie flash scene. & 3 2 1 you’re back in the room.
The other weird one is on a car ferry, travelling back from France, wouldn’t it be awful if these car keys in my pocket just dropped off the boat into the water. LOL. How would we all get home, the ferry people would be so annoyed at the car unable to move. I can picture them dropping into the surf and the ferry just keeps on going.Posted 4 months agoDrJMember
This is a brilliant story on the subject 🙂Posted 4 months agomuppetWranglerMember
Launching myself off of anything high above the ground. Walked across a high suspension footbridge the other day and the narrowness of the platform combined with the openness really exaggerated the feeling of wanting to jump. So much so that I stopped and really thought through the motions of it for a couple of minutes before carrying on with my walk.Posted 4 months agofootflapsSubscriber
I’ve got dozens if not hundreds. Typically I get a flash-back of something I did that was embarrassing and caused me anxiety at the time. It could be 5 years ago or 30, they come out of nowhere and cause me to shudder and sometimes say odd words. It’s weird.
Not just me then – I get exactly the same, the ‘odd words’ bit causes endless problems with the wife as I can’t explain what I’ve just said as “I” didn’t consciously say it.Posted 4 months agothe00Member
M5 over the Avonmouth bridge. There’s no way that those barriers would stop a car at 70mph, 80, 90…
The question is would I do it tide in, landing in water, or tide out, landing in 10m deep mud. How much air time would I get? Seatbelt on or off. Jump out and swim for it, or wait for the splat. Window open or doors locked.
Makes me smile even now.Posted 4 months ago
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