- Date posted
- 244d ago
- "Pure" OCD
- Pedophilic Obsessions OCD
I feel I am recovering really well. I have some iffy days but I am absolutely much better than where I started. I started not being able to be around ANY kids, felt like I couldn’t be near my own children, and now I have occasional very manageable intrusive thoughts
YAAAY!! you got this! im still struggling pretty bad😞 i just came back from picking up brother and i think the medications im on made me 20x worse. the thoughts, the urges & the feelings hit me so hard i cried the whole way home.
did you just ignore your thoughts or do you have a way of separating them ?😭
@Anonymous_234 It can still be very difficult at times I but sitting through the discomfort is key. Although sometimes it’s so uncomfortable I still need to walk away. I don’t let the thoughts take over though I do not reason with them because they’re not worth my time
@Anon1294 i need to try and let thoughts go, my life is being tortured by ocd and i’m truly terrified. i know you said not to be scared of calmness but i still can’t process to just let myself feel calm for a little.😞
@Anonymous_234 Like the person said below, your brain has gone into “fight or flight” far too many times regarding this topic, so you brain sees it as a real life threat even though it isn’t. Your brain is sending you anxiety thoughts and sensations that protect you from danger. In order to TRICK your brain you need to allow yourself to be calm. No matter what the thought is. No matter how uncomfortable, we have to sit through it calmly so our brain starts to understand this= perfectly fine.
I don’t know if this will help, but it helped me to just roll my eyes at the intrusive thoughts. Step 1) I realized they weren’t my intentional thoughts because if I wanted/agreed with the thoughts they wouldn’t upset me so then Step 2) I roll my eyes at them if they pop up (which are rare now for this theme) like just an annoying little minion and do not let your mind activate a “flight” OR “fight” response because then your brain thinks they are important and will continue to send them to you to protect/prepare you almost. So, just simple let them “pass by” and roll your eyes. Hope this helps. Praying for you now ❤️
thank you so much for this! we’re you on medication as well?😞 im struggling so bad with this theme.
@Anonymous_234 No, I haven’t taken any medicine. I did take medicine about 10 years ago when I had Harm OCD (I didn’t know I had ocd…I didn’t know what the heck was wrong with me.) I think it helped me a lot back then. I would highly recommend speaking to a doctor about it. Also, the international ocd foundation has a list of medications that work best for ocd in case your doctor is uninformed on it.
For more on this look up Ali Greymond on YouTube or look for her podcasts. They are very informative on how this works with your brain logistically. If you are a Christian, look up Mark DeJesus.