It’s making me really depressed
Hey! Take a deep breath. I am going through the same phase. I am about to go to a trip next weekend. I am also scared. And you can always cut down the worriness by sharing it.
Hey! I entirely understans your feelings, i’ve found its really helpful to talk to your loved ones about it so that theyre more understanding and maybe tell them how they can better help you :)
Is a holiday with a chance of ocd worse than no holiday and ocd?
When you try to distract yourself it will be good for now and you should take a vacation it will help you
i've been on plenty of trips with my OCD! i went to new york recently and had a meltdown as soon as we got to the hotel because i became overwhelmed in such an unfamiliar place. there was a hospital near our hotel and i was having intrusive thoughts about the hospital and what if i ended up there. when these kind of intrusive thoughts start happening on my trips, i have learned to sit with the anxiety and breathe through it. i remind myself it will eventually pass if i don't try to find answers and give into compulsions. go on the trip, enjoy your time, and when those intrusive thoughts sneak up on you - remind yourself how strong you are and how far you will go if you don't find a way out and try to do compulsions.