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sunshineforest
10d ago

Is it normal for intrusive thoughts to feel more real as you manage them more? I've been doing less compuslions lately and today my OCD has been in full force and the thoughts are even more convincing than usual to the point where I think they could be real. Is this just OCD trying to take over again?

Anonymous
10d ago
Fs. OCD is suppsoed to feel real. I’ve had this for over a year and it’s calmed down a lot… I still have it but I barely go on this app anymore. Only when it flares up
good_day🦢
10d ago
Once you start doing recovery work, OCD will come on really strong and say anything to get you back in the cycle. It's tough, but you're tougher! You've got this 💪
djh123
10d ago
This does sound like the "backdoor spike" in part, where as you get habituated to intrusive thoughts and they cause you less anxiety, you then fear that that means you actually like / identity with those thoughts. And yes, that is OCD being sneaky. Just keep at it! I've had the same issue in my path. Recovery is not a straight line!