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How do I clear my head of intrusive thoughts?

By February 4, 2019 - 12:55pm
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I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I am currently taking medication to help treat these conditions. I am finding relief from the depression, but not with thr anxiety (my doctor has prescribed me a new medication that I will start after my vacation).
I've also been going to therapy for about 3 years. We have worked on CBT and also EMDR.
I'm really trying to get better.
But I'm still haunted by persistent, intrusive thoughts. They always concern fears/worries about my boyfriend and his sexual past and ex-girlfriends. I am aware that deeper issues that I need to work on that are causing me to fixate on his past, but I don't know what to do to rid myself of these thoughts in the meantime. I tend to wonder about "what if" scenerios ex: what if he and his female friend (who he had a brief fling with years ago) had shared a resort room for a friend's destination wedding (he almost went to the wedding and this is who else was going solo). Would they have hooked up?

What can I do to stop these thoughts? I don't want them and I get so frustrated once they get in my head because they will bother me for hours or days.

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EmpowHER Guest

Sounds like you have OCD

February 15, 2019 - 7:52am
HERWriter Guide

Hello jmbarry88
Your question was addressed last week, please cut and paste this link: https://www.empowher.com/community/ask/help-intrusive-thoughts

February 4, 2019 - 2:35pm
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