I’m not sure what emotional blockage is, but when my rOCD was bad, trying to figure out my emotions only made things worse. I did ERP and it took months, but here I am 2 years later happier than I’ve ever been and still with my gf. You need to stop trying to figure things out and practice acceptance. It’s hard, it’s a very slow process, and it feels like you’re lying to yourself, but it works
Everyone is different but can I ask how long did it took for ERP to work for you? I’ve been at it since Nov & I’ve gotten better at stopping the checking but there are hard days like today.
@WhyMe? It’s hard to say. After a few weeks it lowered my anxiety a significant amount. But to get to where I am today took like a year and a half. Granted the last year I wasn’t constantly doing ERP, I was just resisting compulsions and whenever I got triggered I just rode it out until it dissipated. Eventually you want to kind of integrate it into your daily life. When you feel anxious just ride it out instead of ruminating or doing other compulsions. I still occasionally feel anxious but it’s way less. Last time I was triggered was Halloween and even then the anxiety was nowhere near what it used to be
@Drvmstick My main struggle is SOOCD and I feel this is the one theme that we do ERP daily 😅 wow a year and a half? I’m already so drained and it’s only been 4 months with this flare. I feel like my brain is triggering itself.
yes a few weeks ago i was very apathetic towards everything in my life now i cant stop crying...i dont know how i overcame it...my friend basically told me to force myself to cry even if i dont feel like it
Ah ok. Yeah all kinds of weird emotional things can happen when you continuously struggle with mental health. I’ve had similar experiences. Ultimately you have to treat the root cause, which I’m assuming is OCD if you’re on this app
I'm going through it right now... I'm struggling