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Solipsism OCD- Scared I wont ever see the thoughts as untrue.

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I have the obsession, what if I created everything somehow with my mind, and nothing is real. I feel like I've lost everyone I love.... I know this idea is crazy... but it's like, it scared me so so much, it feels true. I honestly can say at the moment it mostly feels true, and it's killing me. I saw Ali's video about how when you recover you know the thoughts aren't true anymore... but I'm scared that's not the case for themes like this.

Trying to disregard, but it hurts so much.

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Hi Toast,

reduce rumination time and accept that the feelings of unreality will be there for now. That's OK. I think to some extent most people feel this a bit, I personally had it as an OCD theme. I think many times when a person with OCD feels this they assume that other people feel hyper-real and this is not the case. I am adding tracking below.

Wake - 9am - mins

9 - 12 - mins

12 - 3 - mins

3 - 6 - mins 6-9 - mins

9-sleep

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I don't think I have those feelings of unreality, just the thought. It came in during a time of high anxiety and just wont leave.... I'm so scared that the anxiety will go away, but I will always have this doubt. It's like, I know why its insane, but for some reason my mind is seeing it as perfectly logical! It's scary and I don't know how to make myself not believe it.

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I have something similar. Try to reduce the amount of time you are thinking about this, or try to delay. Tracking the time really helps to reduce how much attention you are choosing to give the thoughts. This helps me, maybe itll help you too:)

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I have something similar.  Deep down in your heart you know it is not true.   The anxiety is what is amplifying it.  I know when I take Xanax along with my Prozac and Luvox I’m not as anxious and my mind is more quiet.  In one of the books I read many years ago “BrainLock”, he says something so true....it’s not the thought it’s how it makes you feel.  I know for a fact the way you react to a thought when it enters your mind and for how long is key.  I tested this.  When I had a scary thought come in I would panic for a minute and then pull myself out of it. Redirect really quick.  Don’t let the anxiety build.  It works. Unfortunately an oldie but a goody came back to haunt me.   Trying to keep a normal life.   Do not lay in bed.   I repeat do not lay in bed! 

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Quote from Guest on December 27, 2020, 5:05 pm

I don't think I have those feelings of unreality, just the thought. It came in during a time of high anxiety and just wont leave.... I'm so scared that the anxiety will go away, but I will always have this doubt. It's like, I know why its insane, but for some reason my mind is seeing it as perfectly logical! It's scary and I don't know how to make myself not believe it.

Hi this happen to me but with harm ocd, is like my mind know that that's the true and like she's really sure that is true she's convice that is true, like i believe that and i feel like crazy for that, It only last a few seconds but i get so fucking scared, is this the same that happen to you?

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I have the exact same thing going on...I was kind of getting better but then I started ruminating and it got bad again...idk what to do anymore..