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BrokenPotato

370d

Anyone else’s head really loud 24/7. My brain never shuts up and makes me stressed and overwhelmed all the time. It just won’t stop 😖

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    • BrokenPotato

      202d

      @James65613 thank you for the suggestion, that’s a good idea I’ll give it a try

    • James65613

      206d

      I get this a lot too. What I do is have a couple topics of conversation planned out that I am comfortable with. Then when the voices get too loud or agitated, I "talk" to it in my head as if it is another person. I try to calmly steer the conversation towards my pre-planned topics. The voice never stops, but I can somewhat calm it down a bit and that helps, usually. Then it is a bit more like talking with a friend than arguing with a stranger. I

      • BrokenPotato

        202d

        @James65613 thank you for the suggestion, that’s a good idea I’ll give it a try

    • JessyP

      211d

      I think it could be psychosis try and find ways to keep calm like I am finding a bath in the morning and a bath at night is really helpful

    • Brigit

      211d

      Same. It all got worse with my TBI, but with medication, "alternative medicine" (smoking hemp lols), and meditating I'm feeling a lot better. I hope this helps, I'll keep you in my thoughts and send healing energies and good vibes. 💚

    • 2L0UD4ME

      213d

      Yes my mind and body are amplified

    • Mogame

      214d

      Yeah mine like that all the time. 24/7. I use headphones and figet toys but it's okay but not the best

    • unicornqueen78

      216d

      👍

    • Unwhabidaba

      216d

      Wait I thought I was the only one. Its been driving me crazy for years. How do people quiet the noise

      • BrokenPotato

        214d

        @Unwhabidaba I think through mindfulness and also I’m getting an adhd referral so might be to do with that and apparently adhd medication helps

    • OddPilot

      217d

      Definitely same! Lithium helped a lot with this.

    • Nightwolf2021

      217d

      My brain is like that all the time. Unfortunately to the point of curling up in a ball to just cry. And no one around me understands 😔😔

    • Blue001

      218d

      That’s how I feel today. Hot chocolate helps because it gives me a nice warm feeling in my stomach 😌, writing in my journal and not putting so much pressure on myself to do things is important. Being in a quiet space helps. Coffee is one of the worst things you can have during an time where you feel everything is just going too fast and is overwhelming you. Remember to eat also, it can be easy to do nothing but eating comfort cosy food is important too 😌😌

      • BrokenPotato

        217d

        @Blue001 sorry you feel like this too! Thank you for the suggestions and glad to hear you’re taking it easy and practicing self care 😊💕 one thing I struggle with is not putting pressure on myself, my brain constantly shouts at me to do things! How do you control that?

        • Blue001

          217d

          @BrokenPotato I’m not going to lie to you, I’m really hard on myself most of the time too and then I get frustrated, disappointed and angry with myself but then I have to allow myself to feel what I need to feel. It’s important to acknowledge your feelings and let yourself know it’s okay to feel them by just embracing them. If you need to cry, allow yourself to cry. Sometimes you will feel much better for it. I cried yesterday for just feeling overwhelmed and angry but the main thing is I’m not ashamed and neither should you be. Finding little things that make you happy like hot chocolate because it brings warmth to your stomach 😂😌 or a certain meal or place. I think it’s really important to just take a day or two a month just for you and I can’t say that I do this all the time because I don’t. I’m not perfect but that is the goal. On some days reflecting how you are is important. Journaling is a good tool to use too!

    • Zebrapotato37659

      252d

      Antipsychotics help with this. Prayers!

    • Bridget53

      255d

      Yes all the time. I habe found talking to myself out loud has help me personally. But other time like when I'm still waking up I just let it do its thing and continue talking to myself and seem to help me.

    • caze

      290d

      Yes I understand I worry alot about different things and it's like goes round and round in my head I had too take diazepam too help but now they won't prescribe them too me it's so tiering stay strong mabey try too get up and do something too distract your mind like clean or something x

      • BrokenPotato

        290d

        @caze same, I’m sorry you have to deal with it too. That’s a shame, I never found a medication that helped me. I think it might be adhd, I’m waiting on a diagnosis so maybe if I get that they can give me adhd medication. Stay strong as well 😌 yes distractions are useful, it’s finding something that I want to do that is the problem as I have depression too and find joy in nothing I do. Also pain conditions limits my physical capability x

        • vanillaextract

          230d

          @BrokenPotato have you tried Lexapro?

    • IceCup291

      327d

      Yes! Yesterday i went the whole day with no quiet at all because all i could hear was my thoughts. It wasnt until i got in bed to go to sleep and it just went quiet. Only for a bit though.

      • BrokenPotato

        295d

        @IceCup291 I get that, sleep is like an escape but as soon as I wake up it’s torture again, 10 thoughts at a time as soon as I wake up. I’m sorry you have to deal with it too

    • MsUnderstood

      327d

      This sounds like ADHD a bit but can't be sure from just these few sentences. Definitely a common experience for neurodivergent peeps. Hope you find something that works!

      • BrokenPotato

        295d

        @MsUnderstood thank you so much, I am in the process of getting diagnosed with adhd as I recently got diagnosed with autism and they said I also match the criteria for adhd so I think it is that but it takes a long time to get an assessment :(

    • jesuslovesyou18

      336d

      Could be depression i was told I had schizophrenia and the pills weren't working same sort of stuff my brain like wouldnt stop overthinking so I went back to doctors they said I had depression undiagnosed me with schizophrenia and now the depression medication so much better

      • BrokenPotato

        295d

        @jesuslovesyou18 I do have depression, I tried so many medications and nothing worked for me so I’m not on anything at the moment, but I’m in the process of getting diagnosed with adhd so I think it might be that. I’m happy your medication is helping you :)

    • Lizzy1989

      336d

      You may have schizophrenia. Seek professional care. Therapist. Better help.

      • BrokenPotato

        295d

        @Lizzy1989 I’m in the process of getting diagnosed with adhd so I think it might be that 💕

    • Deena2730

      340d

      Mine does too. Sometimes it's loudest the second I close my eyes at night. I feel like no one understands why I feel this way sometimes.

      • BrokenPotato

        295d

        @Deena2730 same ☹️ it’s always worse before sleep, I don’t know your situation but I’m in the process of getting diagnosed with adhd, I think it could be related to that because some people that have adhd have more internalised hyperactivity with constant thoughts instead, I don’t know if that helps you at all 💕

    • Redvelninja

      343d

      Some of my scenarios involve drinking and I can't drink because I take a lot of medication.

    • Redvelninja

      343d

      I go through the same thing! Have a thought or scenario in my head and somehow sometimes can't get it out no matter what I do. It's frustrating and tiring.

    • KatieKitKat

      356d

      Same! But I've found that imagining a thought that's bothering me, I grab it, crumple it into a ball, & then throw it into the landfill obsis (spelling?). It helps me to get rid of the thoughts that hurt, discourage, or make me depressed.

      • TheDreamingKind

        218d

        @KatieKitKat I believe it's "abyss". Yes, good idea. (:

        • KatieKitKat

          218d

          @TheDreamingKind thank you! You're right! My brain couldn't compute the right word lol

      • BrokenPotato

        295d

        @KatieKitKat that’s a good idea, I’ll try it thank you

      • Bre19

        349d

        @KatieKitKat good idea

      • LimonSwiph

        349d

        @KatieKitKat Ms KitKat that part about crinkling the thought and throwing it out is muy importante. Key. Good looks

    • Bre19

      356d

      All the time

    • law26

      361d

      It makes me feel more stressed than overwhelmed but yes!

      • BrokenPotato

        295d

        @law26 both 😭 I’m stressed 24/7, I get it, I’m here if you want to talk 💕

    • Min11

      361d

      Same here, its constant. Here if you want to talk 🙂

      • BrokenPotato

        295d

        @Min11 thank you 💕

      • Bre19

        349d

        @Min11 it's a struggle

    • i.like.dogs

      366d

      You are definitely not alone! Something my therapist recommended a couple of weeks ago is to write down what the inner voices are saying and then write back. I guess it just kind of helps sort through the cluster in your mind

      • IceCup291

        327d

        @i.like.dogs I might also try this, thanks :)

      • Deena2730

        340d

        @i.like.dogs I may try that. Thanks for the tip!

      • Bre19

        349d

        @i.like.dogs very true and good idea

      • BrokenPotato

        365d

        @i.like.dogs thank you so much for the support and suggestion! I used to journal and didn’t keep it up but I’ll have to give it a go again ☺️

    • Magi

      369d

      Yes omg me too. I don’t have any real advice/answers to help but you’re definitely not alone in feeling that way

      • Bre19

        349d

        @Magi I felt

      • BrokenPotato

        367d

        @Magi thank you I’m glad to know I’m not alone, I’m here if you want to chat ☺️

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