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I was going home this afternoon when I felt like I wanted to pee. I had an intrusive thought about vaginas. When I was going to the bathroom I thought '' Time to drain the lil puss puss'which I thought was  inappropriateSo I became a little disgusted with myself which in turn made me anxious and I couldn't take the words ''lil puss puss off my mind. Next is I had intrusive thoughts about swallowing coins. When I came into my room, I deposit the change in my pocket into an ice cream container. Seeing the amount of coins in there I had an intrusive thought about swallowing them. I attribute this thought to watching a television program in my childhood about a child who died because she accidentally swallowed a coin. I had quite a large amount of small change, I was planning to have it changed into bigger bills at a store.

I decided to do that today. I counted all the coins until I had the amount of one hundred pesos, and during the time I was counting, I had intrusive thoughts and images of swallowing them. I pulled through and got it changed without having a panic attack.

I felt glad that I did it, that I managed to count despite having fears. This lead me to a realization that despite having anxiety and intrusive thoughts, I still have control. I feel hopeful that I would be able to go back to normal or close to it.

All of my anxiety and intrusive thoughts have stems and triggers that my disorder blows out of proportion. I will list down my fears and intrusive thoughts and expand on the sources.

1.) I was afraid of thinking the word ''vagina'or anything related to it because of its inappropriateness. I attribute this to receiving a picture of a vagina from a girl whom I chatted with and it freaked me out. Needless to say, I don't chat with her anymore.

2.) I was afraid of being inappropriate or having inappropriate feelings to friends or people who are girls (especially those attractive ones) , I attribute this to my high school days when I had feelings for my best friend who is a girl. It was a difficult time in my life. I managed to push away my best friend because I was still hiding or denying my sexuality.

3.) Blowjobs, I had intrusive thoughts about this which I attribute to reading ''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'where the protagonist of the storywas forced to perform fellatio on her legal guardian. I already read this book before my history of anxiety. I also read this during a time when I was anxious, so there we go.

4.) Intrusive thoughts about incest. I saw the movie ''The Dreamers'about paternal twins who have an almost incestual relationship. The film was graphic and I saw it when I was anxious too.

5.) Fear of going crazy. This I attribute to having anxiety alone, it can make one feel like she is going out of control.

Now that I know these stems. I know that I am in control, and that the only time that I may lose control is when I get a panic attack because of anxiety. And this is very treatable, can even be cured, or even make me turn out to be a better person.

 

3 comments

  • Comment Link Janna Rae Thursday, 26 November 2015 17:12 posted by Janna Rae

    I cling to logic whenever I can when I get intrusive thoughts.

  • Comment Link Janna Rae Thursday, 26 November 2015 17:12 posted by Janna Rae

    I cling to logic whenever I can when I get intrusive thoughts.

  • Comment Link paniccake Friday, 21 November 2014 19:11 posted by paniccake

    I find it great that you self-examined and found cogent explanations as to how anxiety effects you. I especially identify with the possibility of self-improvemt from this condition.

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