Struggling with a really bad somatic ocd relapse. Got to a place of albeit tentative acceptance, but it found its way back in and has mutated pretty horribly. A large part of the fear is a fear of anxiety, just as much as it’s a fear of the obsessions ‘ruining your life’. In my case, and I think in many of our cases, the desire to get better is so strong that it can sometimes make these feelings worse. I’ve started fluoxetine (Prozac for my American friends) which may or may not be contributing to my spiked anxiety levels. If anyone else is struggling with somatic ocd, hang in, I feel you.