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Troubling Thoughts

These are descriptions of how individuals experienced various symptoms during withdrawal. While everyone's withdrawal is unique and symptoms will be different for everyone, it may be useful to know what others went through.

All withdrawal symptoms can be caused by things in addition to withdrawal. If a symptom is persistent or you are worried by it, it is always a good idea to get it checked out by your doctor to ensure nothing else is going on.

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Definition: (n) repetitive, distressing, intrusive thoughts

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What I've Felt:

"You feel like your mind is not your own -- that it's rapid-firing strange, intrusive thoughts come at you without your permission, especially when you sit still. You may fixate on certain ideas and images, rewinding, then replaying them, in your mind's eye, despite an over-arching desire for stillness, for peace." 

"I've felt like my brain was a runaway train, with my thoughts splitting off into puzzling parades of fuzzy cognition.  I don't seem to see the world for what it truly is: it's as if I'm seeing things through a bug-spattered windshield, and the thoughts fly random and fast. None have been pleasant." - Matt

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What I've Felt:

"I would get a certain song stuck in my head repeating itself over and over. The first one was Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler". The only way I could get rid of it was to find another tune to replace it with ."- Carter

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My Coping Strategies

bullet Acceptance
bullet Distraction
bullet Meditation

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Disclaimer:  The information contained in this website was not compiled by a doctor or anyone with medical training. The advice contained herein should not be substituted for the advice of a physician who is well-informed in the subject matter discussed. Before making any decisions about your health or treatment you should always confer with your physician and it is always assumed that you will do so.

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Last updated 23 May 2013