How did you do that ? I’m ruminating bad today
I was a normal dude for 27 years of my life, I had a small episode when I was in college but it cured itself because I didn’t know what was going on so I ignored it. Got back to 100 percent then. at the beginning of last year My ocd was bad I had a fear of everything you can think of, it spiraled out of control, but a strategy for me was to make sure there was always flow of thought to gain momentum. One needs to flow into the next, it’s really impossibly hard. For the ones with the most anxiety I flexed my abs until the next thought flowed through, but the key is the second thought gives you more anxiety so if you ruminate then or say maybe it’s actually a trick so now you subconsciously have another fear. The key is to fight through every thought again and again eventually you will flow and forget your even thinking which is what you used to do.
@Anonymous did you do erp?
@Anonymous20222 I found erp hurt me because I became obsessed with trying to eliminate the anxiety I was feeling. I was giving power to what I feared. When I didn’t go out of my way to things I feared it became easier and eventually you forget you fear these things. Got way better faster just ignoring and giving no attention.
@Anonymous I FEEL THE SAME. The times I have beat my harm ocd were when I just ignored the thoughts and feelings at all costs..... You can't even look back for a second during recovery or pay any attention at all or it will suck you right back in.
My therapist has said the same thing. Not to respond at all.
How do you not respond ? I feel like I automatically judt do it
i am wondering the same sometimes it feels automatic to respond
Practice. Making the choice and committing. It feels the same way to me too. Knowing that every single time you have a thought about x you aren’t giving it another thought and turning your focus and attention on something else.
@Can and will🌻 It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Because our brains are misfiring sending us false alarms. Just keep that in mind when you want to think more into it or “figure it out”- choose not to. In the morning has been the hardest for me.
@Can and will🌻 It feels like my brain won’t let it go and let me be at peace it’s trying to solve it or something and there isn’t anything to solve but it feels that way and so real. It feels like I’m on edge 247 …: when does this go?
Ya me too, I have dread feelings do you?
I have this. Like I'm doomed its me and I'll never get better
How long have you had it for ?
This episode about 2 months bit I've also got a Lot of external factors going on and I'm pregnant and I gave the thoughts too much attention to behind with.
I feel for anyone going through this, wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy. At my worst I had like 15 different themes because I look it go haywire. I am a super outgoing dude who had no anxiety in life ever to every second is a battle. Can’t let it get you down, got to get up and do what you need to do. It sucks I know I lifterally had anxiety looking at my microwave or even tying my shoes, listening to music 😂😂 it can be done.
@Anonymous I will give you a tip, you got to let it flow almost get into a rythm let one thought lead to the next. The second thought is most distressing even if it’s not what you fear. Once you get to the point where a set of thoughts give you no anxiety this is the key, use those thoughts to push the flow of thoughts. Hard to explain, for me the thoughts that gave me the most fear became my biggest ally. To get to that point I had to flex my abs and put pressure on my head to get less anxiety. The more you do this you will not need to be that extreme. That’s like when your in panic mode.
@Anonymous when you started ignoring the thoughts and just letting them be there with the anxiety how long did it take for the anxiety to disappear?
@Anonymous20222 I hate the idea of letting it sit there you don’t do that, you got to let it flow to the next thought. Think about it when I was normal you don’t just sit for the next thought you let it flow. If you don’t ruminate anxiety goes down in about 3-5 days, it’s quick if done right
@Anonymous20222 Anxiety to be non existent takes around 3 weeks
Ya I do too and I can’t stop
It attacked my character this time. Same OCd. Different bullshit.