sebastian Posted December 9, 2011 Report Share Posted December 9, 2011 Hello,I was recently diagnosed with anxiety with somatization and hipochondria, got sertraline (im just a few days on it), and I was wondering are intrusive, disturbing thoughts and fears part of anxiety? Got them for long time already.One particular fear is really hard for me to cope and gives me a lot of anxiety and panic, which is fear of suicide. I would even say it's more fear of suicide thoughts than suicide itself. It got triggered by anything related to it: tv news, pictures, songs... It gives me tons of anxiety, im starting to think "why they killed themselves", "could i do this too?", "do i have suicide thoughts?". Trying really hard NOT to think about it triggers it even more. I forget about it pretty easily when i start doing something else, but it's extremely hard to start anything when i have head full of "oh god, do i have suicidal thoughts?!" Then, i search for reassurance till I find it, think "oh god, looks like I'm not suicidal!" and 100ton rock is falling off my chest.It's the same feeling as other hipochondriac fears, like cancer and tumors..I was reading suicide articles on site, but I can't relate. There's a lot about it as a way out, not fearing it like a cancer =/ I'm far from harming myself in any way, and I hope sertraline will kicks in so I can start cbt. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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