Hi guys! Hope you're all well 😊 I'm doing my best to cope with my OCD while also being really sick with a fever (a small issue compared to others on here). It's been a rough week- was supposed to go on a date with my ex who I've been talking to again for a few months but he ended up just ignoring all my texts. The next day, I got into a big argument with my mom who is my best friend- we NEVER fight. Day after that (Friday), I developed a fever and have been home sick ever since. My fever goes between 101F and 102F even with Tylenol and motrin. On Saturday I ended up in the ER and they did tests and gave me IV fluids. All tests were normal, but it may be mono- have to wait longer to test for that- but most likely just a bad virus. Today, my doctor looked at my throat and said it's the worst she's seen in a while.
Anyway, it's day 4 of me being home in bed all day. I've done well until today with keeping my thoughts off of any obsessions and I'm proud. Mainly just picturing stop signs when I start to overthink. But today, I've been more anxious and getting more stuck in a loop of negative thoughts. I go to therapy on Tuesdays, but had to cancel my appointment, so I won't be there until next Tuesday. Because of all of these stressors, I couldn't do exposure work this week, and most likely won't be able to until my appointment. I can't add anxiety on top of this illness, I can barely keep my eyes open as it is (this post has taken a lot of energy for me to write).
Any advice on how to keep myself on track and not let myself worsen my OCD during this time?? I'm just so out of it and can't really remember my coping skills right now. My brain is too foggy from being sick and I keep overcomplicating everything I think about- especially OCD and the treatment of it.