Does your anxieties many times turn into obsessive thinking?

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Does your social anxieties many times turn into obsessive thinking?
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03 Sep 2008, 9:57 pm

Does your anxieties many times turn into obsessive thinking?
By what I am aware of anxieties is the middle name of all aspies.
But many times the issues (especially the social ones) become obsessive until resolved.
is this a common thing with many of you as well?
Or is it just me.......



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03 Sep 2008, 10:00 pm

If I am extremely worried about something, I can't get the worry out of my head and my day is ruined as a result, sigh...


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03 Sep 2008, 10:09 pm

lionesss wrote:
If I am extremely worried about something, I can't get the worry out of my head and my day is ruined as a result, sigh...


Exactly.

This happened to me just today. My boss sent us an email today that there would be a meeting on changes to the employee handbook later in the day. Somehow I got it into my head that there would be some change that I just couldn't live with and I would have to quit. I worried about this all day long, turning my mild sinus headache into a near migraine. It turned out that there wasn't anything worth worrying about.

Paranoia and obsessive bad thoughts ruining my day. Yay me. :roll:


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03 Sep 2008, 10:12 pm

yes.


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03 Sep 2008, 11:03 pm

How do some of you deal with this issue?
most other interests are sidetracks only, temporary fixes,
and when it comes to obsessive thinking even thats a far reach.



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03 Sep 2008, 11:09 pm

aspergian_mutant wrote:
How do some of you deal with this issue?
most other interests are sidetracks only, temporary fixes,
and when it comes to obsessive thinking even thats a far reach.


I try to solve whatever "problem" I'm thinking obsessively about. If I can find a solution, there's nothing more to obsess about.


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03 Sep 2008, 11:34 pm

CelticRose wrote:
aspergian_mutant wrote:
How do some of you deal with this issue?
most other interests are sidetracks only, temporary fixes,
and when it comes to obsessive thinking even thats a far reach.


I try to solve whatever "problem" I'm thinking obsessively about. If I can find a solution, there's nothing more to obsess about.


LoL, that would be nice. thats my solution as well, but it seems that sometimes thats just not an option.



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04 Sep 2008, 12:08 am

Whenever I have a severe worry, I totally ignore it. For days at a time, walking on eggshells for either I'll think about it, or someone else will bring it up.
It's not one of my finer learned responses.



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04 Sep 2008, 12:39 am

Yes it does for me... In fact I have a hard to impossible time letting the thoughts go until the anxiety is resolved...



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04 Sep 2008, 12:43 am

When I have an issue that I can't immediately resolve, my anxiety makes me sick to my stomach. I try to take my mind off of it, but that hardly ever works. My thoughts constantly turn back to my worry.


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04 Sep 2008, 1:29 am

Ryn wrote:
When I have an issue that I can't immediately resolve, my anxiety makes me sick to my stomach. I try to take my mind off of it, but that hardly ever works. My thoughts constantly turn back to my worry.


Beleave me, I know how you all feel.
Especially when paranoias are involved.
Seems to go on forever..............................



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04 Sep 2008, 1:31 am

aspergian_mutant wrote:
Ryn wrote:
When I have an issue that I can't immediately resolve, my anxiety makes me sick to my stomach. I try to take my mind off of it, but that hardly ever works. My thoughts constantly turn back to my worry.


Beleave me, I know how you all feel.
Especially when paranoias are involved.
Seems to go on forever..............................

please dont remind me 8O



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04 Sep 2008, 8:51 am

Wow, so many votes and not one negative.
Paranoias and frustrations must run deep in this crowd.



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04 Sep 2008, 9:18 am

Yes, and it's important not to let society form you because of this.



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04 Sep 2008, 9:39 am

aspergian_mutant wrote:
By what I am aware of anxieties is the middle name of all aspies.


Many, but not all have anxiety. I don't, for example.


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