- Date posted
- 323d ago
- "Pure" OCD
- Existential OCD
i don’t know if there is an “official” link between the two, but i FEEL YOU!!!
Ever since my Intrusive thoughts and anxiety has gone through the roof I’ve been feeling like that every now and then, it seems to be pretty common though, I’ve read a few people who have mentioned similar things.
@Bl997 Yes!!! It sucks, but I know several can empathize with us. I’ve felt depersonalized with a flare of derealisation for around 7 months now and it is hard.
@ac (she/her) Any tips for dealing with it? Mine tends to come and go? I think it’s because of all the trauma we face with intrusive thoughts, it’s our body’s reaction to dealing with it
@Bl997 I totally agree! It’s so hard to just “allow it to be there” when it can be so uncomfortable, but I have read and found that not fueling it or trying solve it is best. Apparently it can be a “protective mechanism” due to stress, anxiety, etc. just like you mentioned!
@ac (she/her) That’s so helpful, thank you, I’m glad I’m not the only one. I hope 2022 is a better year for us 🙌🏻
@ac (she/her) And also yeah, I’ve found the same, just let it pass and usually I start to feel better after a few hours or a day