Hey, sometimes I feel like I want to make myself throw up after eating or even whenever. the thought just keeps playing in my head. Does that mean anything? It's kinda scaring me and I don't know if I should tell a friend or something. I don't know what to do.. sorry for bugging you but I didn't know what else to do.. thank you! -lilLilly <3
It sounds like you’re struggling with intrusive thoughts. Those happen when you have a thought come into your head and you can’t make it leave. The next time that happens, I would take a moment and ask yourself why that’s happening. Why do you feel like you need to make yourself throw up? Is there something you feel like you might achieve by doing that? Is there an underlying emotion that comes up when you want to make yourself throw up? A lot of the time, intrusive thoughts are a sign of struggling with something else that isn’t quite on the surface. It might take a little digging to figure out what’s going on, but with practice, you’ll get there.
If these thoughts are getting overwhelming, or if you feel a need to act on them, then I would tell a friend or an adult you trust. Just having intrusive thoughts by themselves aren’t bad, but if they get so strong you feel like you need to do something about them, then they can get dangerous.
Don’t feel bad sending in an ask! That’s what we’re here for!
“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”