Sat 13 Jul, 2013 10:36 am
I will be doing something and a little later I will hear or see something, such as a word, phrase, concept or idea-usually on television-which relates to (almost exactly) what I talked about earlier; and others which can be inferred or deduced. For example, I would be making references to Back to the Future with my brother and later I will notice that movie being played on TV. For another example, I had a bunch of DVDs which practically have all been newly played on TV, as if They are using my collection in their line-up. These "coincidences" happen so often that they cause paranoia and I refuse to let them become a part of my everyday life without knowing their meaning. I know that I could research to determine the schedule of the sources from which I hear or see them; however, I still feel I would not have the real truth. These things make me paranoid to the point that I do not know who, or what, to trust. It is very frustrating and makes me feel violated and hinders progress. For example, if I wanted to test a new idea, I would find it very difficult having the notion of being monitored. The paranoia enslaves me. What is wrong with me and/or what can I do to help or protect myself?
Golly Rt I wish I could help. You're apparently a victim of some chemo, psych, or chemo/psych phenom wherein coincidence reigns supreme in the form of anxiety. It could be as simple as regular uptake of a prescription med or other supposedly harmless nostrum
I hope someone more qualified than I makes a practical suggestion. Tho a very expensive alternative you might consult with an "expert," a shrink or other psych
Would assurance they're really all coincidence relieve any of your anxiety
I would suggest you seek some sort of psychiatric counseling. The specific incidents you have described are in no way unusual or bizarre. Those sorts of coincidences are commonplace in most people's lives. They seem to be strongest -- or, at least, most noticed -- at times when a person is under stress. What you need to find out is why
a simple coincidence like recordings you have in your collection being played in sequence on another electronic medium should cause you feelings of paranoia.