I haven't wrote on HealthUnlocked before so I'm a newbie, so hello everyone, and I hope you've all managed to have a good Christmas.
I thought I'd write my first post tonight because I'm really struggling at the moment with continuous intrusive thoughts, and I'm finding it extremely difficult to forget them and get on with my day. As much as I'm trying to fight the urge to do the compulsions, I'm finding that I'm not only completing the compulsions but that the intrusive thoughts are worsening and the compulsions are not even reducing my anxiety anymore. I am literally suffering with severe OCD from the moment I get up until I can drop off to sleep, and feel really overwhelmed and completely lost in OCD.
Any tips on how to try and avoid giving into the compulsions, especially compulsions regarding contamination would be really, really appreciated. What do others do to keep their mind distracted?
Thank you in advance for your help!