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    I have this problem and it's really beginning to get to me.
    If I try to call someone and they don't answer and then ring them again in a couple of hours and still have no answer, I always get this thought running through my mind of thinking they've been in a terrible accident or have died suddenly

    I don't know why I get these thoughts all the time because it's not uncommon for these people to not be able to answer the phone and they always call me back when they're free, it's just my mind coming up with these horrible thoughts and then I start to panic and I can't think of anything else until they have got in contact.

    I don't know what I'm asking in this post really. I suppose just whether anyone else does this and how could I sort of 'train' myself not to let these thoughts enter my mind?
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    See a psychiatrist, this is not normal behavior.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi

    I have this problem and it's really beginning to get to me.
    If I try to call someone and they don't answer and then ring them again in a couple of hours and still have no answer, I always get this thought running through my mind of thinking they've been in a terrible accident or have died suddenly

    I don't know why I get these thoughts all the time because it's not uncommon for these people to not be able to answer the phone and they always call me back when they're free, it's just my mind coming up with these horrible thoughts and then I start to panic and I can't think of anything else until they have got in contact.

    I don't know what I'm asking in this post really. I suppose just whether anyone else does this and how could I sort of 'train' myself not to let these thoughts enter my mind?
    I know exactly what you mean. I do it all the time. Worry myself to some silly extent when the situation is actually fine.
    You just need to not worry about stuff that hasn't actually happened and don't fear it. Don't overthink things as you'll only get yourself worked up.
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    I get this as well, though not always. Mine's mainly due to my OCD, which makes me nervous and really worry about things...I'm not saying that's what yours is due to (I'm not a Dr!) but maybe it would be good to go and talk to your Doctor or try some relaxation methods whenever it happens?
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    Phoebe, is that you?
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    I know that feeling. The person I like most is being hospitalised in Kent (a long distance from where I am now) and he hasn't contacted me in weeks, despite being around to talk daily on Skype.

    If its still controllable, I guess that you could share slash vent it to someone close. Try to keep yourself busy, but not too busy! If its gone too far, however, you might want to talk to a shrink.

    I hope you'll be alright, thread starter!
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    Phoebe, is that you?
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