I have OCD and I have really gross and obsessive thoughts that is really messing with me and making feel so disgust with myself. I'm wondering if any of you guys have OCD and if you do, what kind of obsessive thoughts do you have and what compulsions do you do to stop the thoughts?
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I don't have OCD but I used to have really bad thoughts usually about me dying or loved ones being ill. I had a 4 week course of well being and talking matters and found it very helpful. I hope you can get help too.
Take care Kenny xxx
I have noticed you have done two questions I will try & reply on this one if that is ok
I have OCD it has built up over the years , I think it started when I started with Health Anxiety & the fear of Death & then I started to think if I didn't do this & that something would happen to me or one of my loved ones & they are the way OCD thoughts affect me
I have a long way to go with my OCD & still waiting for help
Are you seeing a counselor or anything ?
I know people that suffer with OCD can have some terrible thoughts you have to try & remember that its the OCD causing these thoughts
Speak to your GP if you are getting no help & if you are speak to them & be honest , once you get your OCD in control the thoughts will go to
Hi anxiousgal, I'm sorry your struggling with these distressing thoughts. I too read your other post and my heart truly goes out to you x
I'm a bit confused as to whether I have OCD or not! my phsyciatrist says I do, my phsycologist says it's more of a compulsion to maintain a perfect facade rather than a ritualistic behaviour, because I have really awful intrusive thoughts. They started when I was too young, shocked me to the absolute core, and I have been trying to understand them ever since. I have been through quite a bit of therapy, and understand a little more, but I still can't say out loud what they are as it truly disgusts me. it makes me feel sick to my stomach It's like my mind has taken one of my greatest fears and used it to make me question not only myself but others around me and this is where my compulsive behaviours re cleaning comes in for me, again not a ritualistic behaviour but a need to have everything, and I mean absolutely everything perfect (to the detriment of my physical and mental health) - as if it's all good on the outside you can't see how bad I am on the inside, Is this OCD? I don't know, but I do know truly, this is not me. These thoughts are just that, thoughts I am a kind and loving person who would do anything to help anyone as I'm absolutely sure you would. (I hope you can take a little comfort from this as that's how I mean to come across if you were the person your OCD is telling you, you are, I don't think you would be sat eating yourself up about whether this is really you, or not, but would be acting on it and to hell with the consequences. This is your OCD Hun you seem like a caring, lovely supportive person.
Do you think if you could make an appointment with your GP? maybe to go over treatment options it could help manage your distressing thoughts. I hope you manage to sleep tonight.
Sending love and light
Thank you for the response. I'm sorry that you are going through his too. It really is ruining my life. I can't be around certain things, people because it triggers my OCD. I want to be my old self again. I'm waiting on my health insurance to come through so I can set my appointment with my counselor
Hi anxiousgal, it must feel awful for you right now, do you take any medication? Could you (if you are able to) maybe chase up your medical insurance? I know it's hard to see beyond what is going on for you at the moment, I understand how consuming it feels but please know, there is hope - you have every chance of feeling like your old self again If you ever need to talk you can always pm me. Sending you the most love & light I've ever sent
Before therapy I always found the more I tried to control it, get it together, the further it ran away from me. Try not to beat yourself up too much about feeling like this (easy for me to say, I know) but my therapist once told me that everyone has intrusive thoughts, some awful ones (she told me hers and I was shocked) apparently though a person without any mental health sensitivities pays no attention to them, so they do not become a problem. I still struggle to get my head around that one! How could anyone not feel affected if they see what I/we do? It's like my worst nightmare, but please know this is not your fault, sometimes we can't just get it together without help, that doesn't make you a bad person it makes you very strong to have the courage to ask for help when you need it. Aside from my kids therapy is the best thing that happened to me
Mindfulness is also very helpful, even though I don't practice as much as I should! I am on my phone and can't work out how to post a link, but there is plenty of info on the net. I hope you can find a little peace soon
I don't have OCD but my sister sufferered very badly from being a child. Often it was her dying or someone dying. Lots of odd ones too.
Compulsions, where do I start?! These started with hand washing till her hands bled, opening our sliding door 100 times to stop something bad happening, putting a whole pack of bubble gum in her mouth until she couldn't open it to get a job etc etc. then the classic cleaning.
She had counselling for sick weeks around 7 years ago and has never looked back. It really did work so hopefully it could work for you too.
Please remember these thoughts aren't yours, but your OCD. X