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I was recently diagnosed with a rare form of OCD, musical obsessions, and I just wanted to know if anyone else in the community experienced this and what helped?

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you just obsess over music? I pretty much obsess over everything

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Pepper2273 in reply to nyv33

Sort of but more do like the song is stuck on repeat. Like I can’t get it out of my head and I do it without intending to. And it only

Stops if I’m distracted. Rare form of OCD

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nyv33 in reply to Pepper2273

for how long is it stuck? usually

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Pepper2273 in reply to nyv33

All day unless I’m busy reading, watching tv, etc

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nyv33 in reply to Pepper2273

Is it a song or a set of songs in particular?

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Pepper2273 in reply to nyv33

Any song really. Could be the last song I’ve heard or one I haven’t heard in a long time. Sometime I wake up in the middle of my sleep and I’m repeating the song in my head. I gave to focus really hard to go back to sleep. It’s caused major insomnia for me.

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nyv33 in reply to Pepper2273

imo I think it has to do more with your brain having to be concentrated on something all the time than you being obsessed with music.

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Mabelocd in reply to Pepper2273

I've read about this form of ocd. I am sure it can make you crazy, if I extrapolate from how I feel when a song gets stuck in my head all day.

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Pepper2273 in reply to Mabelocd

It is THE worst! I wish I could stop it but now I’m learning to ignore it

That's really interesting. I'm just starting to learn more about OCD now so I've never heard of that.

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Pepper2273 in reply to BlackOnyx

I had never heard of it before either. There’s very little information on it because it’s not usually something they screen for and it’s rare. It’s also very annoying lol

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BlackOnyx in reply to Pepper2273

That's too bad that theres not much info on it and that its annoying.

Hello Pepper2273, I've recently experienced that after moving from several sub-types of obsessions over the last months. Any recommendation? Thanks very much.

Whats helped me is sleep and meditation. I know that sounds super cheesy like every therapist says that but the meditation has helped me stop hyper focusing on the songs. So when I sleep I focus on other sounds in the room or if I’m still repeating songs in my head I just let it go. Let it do it’s thing and before I know it I fall asleep. Wasn’t easy at first caused some severe insomnia and anxiety but I’m much better now than I was a year ago when it first started.

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