I suffer for about few months of existential thoughts. It's about "life,universe,why humans are here,what is all this and for what, what is life,is the life real? What is afterlife,what is eternity and what is time? etc"... All the intrusive thoughts,and they are like nightmare, I don't have answers and I get anxiety and big fears because of this. It's really,really scary.
I'm sitting for example in room with my familly, and then I start to think "How all this life and existence is so strange" and I imagine in my head planet earth and how we are small to huge universe,and then I freak out. Because of that kind of thinking now I look at the world from different perspective,it's like I'm not the old person anymore, everything now is little strange,life and all in this world. Is that sign that Ia'm crazy?
I heard some people on one forum said how people can go crazy if they think too deep. Now I'm afraid of going crazy because I can't get rid of these thougths. One man said he had that for many years, and they gave him antipshychotic drugs, so if these thoughts are not sign that a person is crazy,why doctors prescribe to him these kind of drugs? He didn't have hallucinations,or something like that, just panick attacks because of that deep thinking.
Please give me advice, and does anybody of you ever felt the same and how did you cope with this ? What did your therapist say about people who suffer from this? Can they go crazy? I feel like I changed as a person after these questions and like this reality is so strange now. I wish I can be the old me. Please I want to talk with someobdy who had or have the same problem. Is there a hope ?
Sorry for my bad English. Much Regards!
You need to realise a few things:
1) You are suffering from anxiety - you have an anxious mind - it needs special care at the moment
2) Anxious minds have a tendency to become obsessed with things - especially thoughts
3) Anxious minds get especially obsessed with thoughts that they are unsure about or DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO
4) It doesn't matter what the question is - if it can't be answered, once thought about - the anxious mind will obsess over it.
Now thoughts are just thoughts, everyone has them and there's nothing special in them.
These questions you are asking yourself will have been asked by just about everyone that has every lived at some point in there lives.
If the person asking these questions is of sound mind (IE: calm and un-anxious) then they will still play with these thoughts, just like you are playing with these thoughts, however when they see themselves getting agitated or bothered by these types of thoughts then they realise that the solution isn't forthcoming and all it is doing is causing them agitation and so they drop the question - and literally can just dismiss it from their minds. Now that is the correct solution
If the person asking these questions is anxious of mind then when they play with these thoughts they can very easily get into trouble because when anxious minds think something that can't be answered, it doesn't see itself getting agitated or bothered the same. When an anxious person thinks a thought they don't see that the QUESTION is getting them worked up, they don't see that they are getting agitated or bothered and that IT IS THE QUESTION ITSELF THAT IS CAUSING THE ANXIETY - they just see the ANXIETY that the question has caused and so THINK that the answer is get the unanswerable question SOLVED and so they OBSESS over the DAMN QUESTION and make the situation a whole lot worse. Now that is the wrong solution (see above for the correct one)
The answer then it to drop the UNASWERABLE QUESTION'S because it is the confusing question (that one that has likely brought doubt, worries, fears onto the scene somehow), the question that the mind can't process that is causing it to get anxious.
A person of sound mind sees this process and just drops the question - a person of anxious mind misses the process and tries for the IMPOSSIBLE solution instead.
So - in answer to your question about going crazy - I'm not sure about "crazy" because I don't know what "crazy" actually is - but I am damn sure you can make yourself mentally ill trying to solve them, because of the very fact that they are UNSOLVABLE.
Hope it helps