The core of ocd is uncertainty, and you have to live with uncertainty your whole life because there's not a single person who's aware about what will happen to him/her in future. So stop pushing uncertainty out of your mind, surrender the struggle and maintain mindfulness. If you want to know more about these thoughts, you can read sally Winston's book.
All the time but it’s okay! I am learning to accept that it can happen.
Yesssss. It just feels real. I’m convinced I’m hallucinating sometimes and it makes it hard to ignore 😭
I’ve had than one since March 2021 till July 2021, was very concerned about my mental state. I can advise you to learn how to cope with this emotions, for example if you get this thoughts or share with loved one or start doing things which require you to focus. I believe you can do it❤️
Thank you so much! Did you experience sensations?
@Kdeemz Yep, I was making me thing that I hear “birds”. However, you can make yourself think and convince anything but you have to just realise that and it will go away with time. Calm and realisation is key!🤍
@nika2407 You’re right! It does get better when I ignore it but right when I give ur attention it gets so loud. I even scheduled to see a psychiatrist next week to see if I have it. 😫. I’ll take your advice, thanks so much!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️
There are lots of posts about that fear on here though people post so much, it often gets pushed down the feed. I used to have that fear. I have quite a few family members in my family with Schziophrenia and ultimately, I threw up my hands and said, “I have PTSD, OCD, GAD, ADHD, and depression. I don’t give a shit if I magically develop Schziophrenia too. Stop bothering me about it.” And now I don’t have that issue 🤷🏻♀️ I completely stopped caring, so my OCD learned it wasn’t dangerous/to keep harping on about it.
Thus is true! For about a week I hallucinate seeing people qnd animals leep in front of my car...I was low on sleep too . Yes I stopped driving until I could get a few nights of sleep lol
fun fact: ocd hijacks your sensormotory system and so, CAN actually cause some hallucinations. ever feel yourself bump into something that you KNOW you didnt? phantom itching? lately, ive been terrified of fruit flies, and ive started SEEING THEM WHEN THEY ARENT THERE. not a reassurance, but ocd can make you imagine things without schizophrenia.
Really? Shew, that’s good to know. I feel a sensation in my ear and it makes it feel like someone is talking in my head although I hear nothing…it’s so weird. 😅
My abo e comment was meant for this
I went through a phase where I wanted schizophrenia (I was deeply unhappyand wanted to be delusional...). Now I wish I was a psychopath. They never worry about anything. 😝 but ocd is pretty much the opposite...blahg...
But I suspect they don't worry because they also get less joy from things (hence the need for intense stimulus) so you win some you lose some I guess.
You probably don’t have schizophrenia. For one, you can have auditory and visual hallucinations and not have schizo. Also, you probably are thinking your hearing things or seeing things because your in an anxious state and looking for that. The brain can pretty much re create memories and add in clase details (this happens to all types of people), so you may have heard a weird noise and then your brain automatically jumped to “I must have schizo”, when in reality you heard a weird noise and became very anxious about it. The more you think and worry about it, the more it may seem like you actually have it. But you probably don’t. Most people with it don’t even realize what is going on.