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I'm new on here. Could anyone relate to my symptoms please

Hi everyone my name is gemma and Im 28 years old. Dont know if I have ocd or not. my fella says I do and I need to see a doctor but I'm finding it hard to get help. I have to make sure all the windows and doors are locked even if anyone else has checked them. I'm constantly cleaning. I have a whole cupboard full of bottles of bleach. everything in my house has to be straight I go mad if anyone has moved ananything. Ive got hand sanitizer in every room of my house. I also carry it in my handbag n Coat pockets. I only like even numbers and I have to step over the cracks in the pavement. I used to go out everyday to see friends but now I can't leave the house by myself. I can't sleep in the bedroom by myself coz I just think someone's going to break In and get me (I have a samurai sword next to my bed). I feel so sorry for my fella I can go from happy to angry so easily it's affecting out relationship. on a daily basis I say to myself I'm fat n horrible. I've gone from a size 20 to a size 8 I currently weigh 7st 12lns I've had thoughts about cutting my fat off. when I have alsorts going thru my head I have to pick my scalp till it bleeds. I'm so bad I can't even leave a dirty spoon in the sink when I go to bed. please someone tell me what's going on

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Hi Gemma, I'm new here too :)

From what you are saying it sounds a lot like OCD, it is well worth visiting your doctor, I put it off for so long because I thought they would think I'm a nutter but can honestly say it's the best thing I did.

There's a lot of support out there for if you do have OCD/anxiety etc. I've just started CBT which is really helping with my OCD.


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Thank you for your reply. I'm trying to force myself to make a doctors appointment. I'm the same as you I think the doctors will say I'm a nutter


Honestly Hun, they won't think that, I was actually diagnosed by steps to wellbeing which is part of the NHS, but specialise in OCD/anxiety/depression. Might be worth giving them a call xxx


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