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For those living with a chronic illness, intrusive thoughts can sometimes feel overbearing. Perhaps you have a constant feeling that you’re a burden to your loved ones, regardless of whether or not they actually feel that way. Or maybe you feel like it’s your fault, that something you did caused all of this to happen. You might wonder about the future and worry about what it will be like. A lot could be going through your mind.
Thoughts like these can be overwhelming and even scary sometimes. If you have a chronic illness, you might start to doubt yourself about what’s real and what’s not. That being said, it’s perfectly OK to feel these things. Chronic illness isn’t the easiest thing to deal with and intrusive thoughts do happen. If you have these feelings or if you are struggling with your mental health while living with a chronic illness, please know it’s OK to reach out for support and that resources are available.
We asked The Mighty community what intrusive thoughts they have experienced because of their chronic illness and how they cope with them. Comment below to tell us what intrusive thoughts you’ve had to deal with while living with a chronic illness.
Here’s what our community told us: