- Date posted
- 654d ago
- "Pure" OCD
- Health Concern OCD
hey!!! it’s okay, i have a lot of things that trigger me and overwhelm me. i don’t know how to help because i don’t know how to help myself either but i just wanted to let you know that you’re not alone and hopefully one day all of us will have healthier and happier mental health
omg thank u very very much, thank you for being there 💜. God bless us and hopefully we get out of this 💜🤍🥺 thank u so much
Stopping the google, the asking people around you, or in my case reddit, for reassurance, looking up illnesses and checking your body for abnormalities is how you stop feeding the health anxiety. I had a therapist that wasn't really helping my health anxiety, but once I switched and was diagnosed with OCD and about to start proper ERP is when I am noticing myself just let symptoms be there. I actually get body parts that act up the more I worry about them and sometimes mimick things I fear. You aren't alone. Health anxiety is horrible because you don't know what's normal and what's not.
Thank you very much for your advice and words of encouragement 💜 i really appreciate it! And yes, you are right, i have to stop using google and put the compulsions aside, but to be honest, it does get a bit difficult sometimes... But i'll keep trying to heal this. Again, thank you very much 🤍