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Okay, i know I'm going crazy now.  One sx leaves and another invariably takes it's place.  Was watching a movie and a scene with a horse getting teased came on and my mind went to the movie "the cell" where the horse in that one gets sliced into a bunch of pieces.  I LOVE horses!  But, now when I look at the pictures in my house with them in it, or even my dog that vision enters my head.  WTH!  Please tell me I'm not crazy.  I'm 7 wks out from a 10mg valium ct, and I don't understand this at all.  Intrusive thoughts are happening, past trauma is coming up!  Someone help!  Thanks

 

Pauline

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Hi Pauline,

 

I am going through this now severely with the intrusive thoughts...memories, past trauma, etc etc....

 

I cannot watch TV or listen to music because of what it brings up for me.

 

It is not as bad now as it was when I was first off the medicine but still very intense and hard to deal with.

 

So sorry you are having this. You are not crazy. It is from these insane medications.

 

-C

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You are not crazy.  I had to be extremely careful about what I watched for the first 2 1/2 months for the same reasons that you stated.  Now at 4 months after c/t off 4 mg of Ativan, not so much.  I still avoid horror movies for the most part because they will give me weird dreams.  I used to get night terrors in the beginning as well if I watched scary/gory movies.  The next morning I'd wake up gripped with fear and had obsessive mental playbacks all day long of the movie scenes.  That all went away.
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Oh thank God Perseverence.  I've been so horrified by all this..  I just cannot believe what is happening to my mind at all!  Im terrified.  It takes everything I have to get through a day right now.  Thank you so much for responding. 

 

Glad your's have gone away, it gives me hope!

 

Paulina

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Last summer during my first attempt at quitting- I'd been off for about a month.  I went to see Toy Story 3. Yep- not a slasher movie. A bunch of toys. Well, the sensory overload from the animation, the really big bear...I was in a cold sweat over the Ken doll! Too make matters worse- you know the plot deals with the kid going off to college, right? Well, I have a daughter away at school- so I am this huge mess, trying to hide it and not let my husband know I cannot handle Toy Story.

I had memories come up of things that I had completely forgotten- every little thing or smell reminded me of something.

Now having reinstated for 7 mos, and in tolerance, wishing to heck I had ridden it out further- but wanted you to know you are just over sensitized by the w/d. Remind yourself its not you, its the healing process. Every misery you ride out is one step closer to less misery. Hang in there-S

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That was hilarious northofhere! Although I am sure it was not funny while it was happening.  Yes, difficult to explain that one to the hubby I'm sure.
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