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daltonrust
18d ago
  • "Pure" OCD
  • Existential OCD

Does anyone out there suffer from OCD Themes that are related to schizo, or psychosis? I have these intense fears of having a psychotic episode and hurting others, or destroying my life. I looked up the symptoms of schizophrenia (dumbest thing I could of done) and then I noticed my mind started to actively look for those symptoms. Which in turn cranked up the anxiety and my body’s stress response. Obviously I feel weird from the intense anxiety, which furthered my thinking that I could be going into the onset of schizophrenia. I realize that this is all OCD and it’s extremely likely that I don’t have a psychotic disorder. I also realize just accepting and living with the uncertainty. But when the anxiety comes on, it hits heavy. I’m wondering about techniques that others with this may have used to get over it and relax. I just want to enjoy and live life. Thanks homies :)

maximoth
18d ago
Have you tried mindfulness? Or grounding techniques? I have a similar problem and sometimes I think of 5 things I can see, 4 things I can hear, 3 things I can touch, 2 things I can smell, and sometimes 1 thing I could taste. It may take a long time sometimes but it can help ground my thoughts!
daltonrust
18d ago
Yes that is one thing I practice! It does help. I probably need to be more attentive at using it.
daltonrust
18d ago
I’ve found yoga and breath work really really helps me, but it’s hard to just sit down and do it anywhere.
maximoth
18d ago
@daltonrust Practice it even when you’re not having those thoughts! Then you’ll remember more (hopefully) when you do. That’s what I do!
maximoth
18d ago
@daltonrust Haha that’s true!
vanessa777
17d ago
omg me!!! this happens to me all the time. i look at it as, i don’t have it rn so stop freaking out.
rlquinn
17d ago
It’s a super common theme with OCD!