Some of you will know my previous posts under the name LeslieDilks.
I have been going through a difficult personnel time, whilst also having doubts
and uncertainties about myself. I therefore took myself off the Headway forum.
Why?? I don't know
Anyway! I've joined again as HannahS...change of name why??? I don't know that either...
I've been reading all your posts and the one about OCD made me smile because
like Zeblet I check and double check the same things...it does my blinking head in.
Like others when something comes into my head I have to do it, whether it's a priority or not ....What's that about??... I drive myself and husband nuts!!
Anyway would like to welcome the new faces and say hello to the old faces
( not literally old, but you know what I mean)
Can anyone help please because this happens a lot...
This is one scenario of many....Yesterday I was at home, sat in the lounge with my husband chatting, he then decided to go outside into the garden. After 5 minutes he came back into the lounge and because he forgot to knock on the lounge door to notify me of his presence back in the house I screamed. When I say I screamed I mean a horror film scream. I then shouted at hubby for forgetting to knock and started crying, it takes me about an half an hour or so to pull myself together.
I have been like this since B.I. (6 plus years) and it happens often. When I have welcomed family/friends into our home they may pop to the toilet or go into the garden and if they don't knock to make me aware they are back I scream. I get comments like.....you knew I was here I only went to the toilet etc...
I always ask family, visitors etc to knock before entering a room, even when they think I know they are in the home. I just don't know what else to do and I'm sure my neighbours are sick of the screaming.
I hate medication, but have finally agreed with my consultant to take 5mg of Cipralex daily. I have been on this for approx 2 months it's not a cure but is helping.
Anybody got any other tips or suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated