It could be a compulsion. But my counselor described it more as trying to normalize the experience, which can help us to feel less isolated.
Yeaa that’s how i looked at it too….and also when i do respond to other peoples posts it helps me to hear my own advice
@Anonymous Exactly. If you feel like you HAVE to do it, it's probably a compulsion. But if you're just trying to feel less isolated, I think it can be a very good thing. I know it helps me to know I'm not crazy and that these things are normal for OCD sufferers :)
@BigAl15 I feel like it definitely may be a compulsion for me but it’s also so helpful….and i don’t HAVE to but it’s always my first reaction when i have an intrusive thought
If you are using it to find some relief I.e ‘oh they’re experiencing the same thing, that must mean it’s OCD and it’s ok’ then it could be a compulsion. It’s good to get as much education as you can, so the blog posts are useful but reading people’s posts often and trying to find similarities or relief could be a compulsion. (Talking from experience 😋)
I do it too but it’s very therapeutic for me. If it’s a compulsion for you then try and do it less