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Newbie12
8d ago
  • False Memory OCD
  • Real Events OCD

Real event OCD .. 2 months ago I made a mistake that while at the time of doing it I felt fine but after I had extreme anxiety I did something wrong and triggered my OCD leading to performing my compulsions of confession and reassurance seeking. Now ever since I am fixating and searching for other “mistakes” I’ve made in the past that never used to bug me or I didn’t think twice about and it’s creating some false event OCD at times by telling me I may have done something worse - anyone else experience for?

kaylanicole01
7d ago
Hi Newbie12! Thank you so much for reaching out on here. I have DEFINITELY experienced what you’re going through. It is so frustrating, exhausting, and time consuming. Have you brought this up with your therapist? I am certain that they will have some good tools for this. You won’t always feel this way, I can promise you that! The more you practice, the less OCD will have a hold on your brain. You’ve got this—don’t give up!
Newbie12
7d ago
Hi Kayla Nicole! Thanks for the reply. I started therapy for the first time as of 2 months ago for anxiety and right away after talking like this to my therapist she recognize this as OCD. I have brought it up with my therapist, we meet once a week and it seems every week it’s a new “mistake” or “memory” that has come up. I’m just really stuck on one of those sticky things right now that my mind is telling me I must confess .. Any tools you can share would be helpful. I don’t want to give up but it’s just so hard this week