I’m with you there :/ it’s so hard
Quite commonly with OCD there is a comorbidity to depression. I struggle with this, it sounds like what you're describing here is the depression aspect. I don't have great advice on how to deal with that but it could be worth looking at depression too. I think in some cases the depression can need treating alongside or even before
Totally understand. I feel doom for last twenty years but yet I know people have recovered.
Honestly, for a long time I never thought I would ever be able to get better with everything. But now that I’m on the right meds and I have the right therapists, I’ve learned to bounce back so much faster. I used to be severely depressed and anxious all the time. But it’s gotten to where even the bad days just feel like a normal person’s bad day. Some days I just want to cry but I know that the next day will be better. I know it’s hard to see when you’re in that place but it is possible. But you have to treat everything, not just individual illnesses. So talking to a therapist or psychiatrist about the depression aspect could really help. I still struggle with my compulsions and that’s why I’m here, but getting better is possible if you keep at it. It takes a long time, but you can get there if you have the right support system.
I am with you, it’s very difficult. I hate this.
I’m with you. It’s beyond difficult & some days I just want to lay in bed and cry. Thinking about dying has been a comfort for me but I know that’s unhealthy and possibly a compulsion. Prayers to you all 💕
hey! i actually did an article for NOCD and talked about dealing with things similar to your post. if you wanna give it a read: https://www.treatmyocd.com/blog/as-soon-as-i-began-to-recover-from-ocd-i-knew-i-had-to-get-the-word-out you can for sure conquer OCD! it will always pop back up in our lives because we are human and we will always have intrusive thoughts. that feeling of doom is all too familiar for me too. the difference though, is that if you compulsively try to find ways out of it, it will only get worse. which is why ERP is super beneficial.