Im not sure, but I’m going to say no. I think those might be three different compulsions you react with with OCD. (I am the same way). I usually ask for reassurance or ruminate, or just go to bed altogether to forget depending on the day. Though all of these things are coping mechanisms to deal with this stuff.
Yeah that's how I feel. I find it's because I try not to repeat the same compulsion, but then I end up with responding with a different one anyways.
@AnonOCDsufferer Ya it can be like that
I sleep on a lot of my problems but then still have to deal with them when I wake. I put a lot of things in boxes too. Anything can be an OCD loop, even if it is different things daily. I can obsess over many different things and each one I consider a loop if I cant stop the compulsion to do something or to stop thinking about something. Hope that helps you x
I hate thats how live at the moment, it has gotten so bad I get anxious going to bed because of the thoughts and then I wake up okay for half a second, but because I am not mentally prepared the first thing I get is a "what if"
I would say no. A compulsion is a compulsion.
Thank you. It's helpful to hear. As I can literally have the intrusive thought "what if you gf isn't faithful" and then respond with compulsively avoiding contact or conversation till the anxiety goes, asking for reassurance, or ruminating... sometimes for hours.
@AnonOCDsufferer Yep. You can do multiple compulsions for one intrusive thought or trigger. A compulsion is anything you think, say, or do in an attempt to relieve your anxiety
Try doing the opposite of whatever compulsion you want to do. It will make it all arbitrary and pointless.
Yes! That is excellent advice. I do that as well.