I started having ocd when I was 10-11 years old cleaning dishes a lot and washing hands a lot thinking hand wash wasn't washed enough and that I'd die if I touched any food with my hands or ate in a plate that wasn't fully washed off of fairy liquid. I was then banned from doing the dishes by parents due to that and suprisingly, time went on,it disappeared. At age 14, I had heavy periods and my ocd came on in a different form. Forever feeling dirty due to heavy heavy periods. I used to spend ages and ages in bathroom and toilet cleaning myself to the point it took me 8 hrs to have a shower and was admitted into hospital at the age of 18 just the day after my birthday. I believe they were waiting for my 18th birthday to admit me into an adult ward! I'm 30 now and still dealing with ocd but not at such an atrocious level. I've had cognitive behavioural therapy whereby many times the therapist gave up on me saying there's nothing more that can be done! As years have gone by, ive learnt to be tolearnt to a certain level. Thankfully all these years on, after trying alternative therapy, I can say I can think clearer after having something called cupping done on a softer lighter level on the back of my neck and on my head. At 1st, I was scared to think what would become of it but after hearing it is the norm for mental health issues, I braved it and have it a go. I now have it done every few mnths 3 times a year on my neck and on my scalp. It's a Muslim tradition called hijamah used normally in middle east to get rid of toxins from the body causing clogged up feelings in nerves. I am also on the pill to regulate periods and to lighten them since 12 years and also having spatone 'due to slight low iron in blood' to strengthen me within. Yes, I'm not cured totally but I can say it's 75-85% better than when I was put in hospital. I just want that full cure. I just want to be able to think and do stuff normally and wash myself normally on period days like NORMAL ppl!