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Not lion
18d ago

Ever get “frozen” by your OCD? Sometimes I literally get temporarily paralyzed, and cannot move my body. I’ll get stopped mid-step, or during a compulsive tic, my hands lock in position. Inside I’m screaming, “mooooove!!”, but it’s like there’s a lag time- like buffering. It feels scary, and I hate it.

Burny
18d ago
I completely know what you mean by ‘frozen’. It’s like your entire body is motionless and yet your brain is going 10000mph. I have to ride it out, i have to get to the end of the ritual (can take a long time) before my brain allows my body back into a moveable state. Its frightening, and has caused me pain on so many occassions, as i’ll freeze in the most uncomfortable postion and cant escape that hold until after the ritual is completed. I’m sorry you’ve experienced this too!🧡
Not lion
18d ago
Thank you! And what do you even say if someone happens to witness it? We have a long way to go in ending the stigma, so we don’t have to feel embarrassed by our disorders!