Hello and welcome! I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder at a very young age. Now at age 25 I was diagnosed with OCD and everything finally made sense. I never understood the complexity of OCD until I did more research and saw a Therapist. I am in a constant battle with my intrusive thoughts telling me things that are the opposite of who I am. Everyday I wake up and go “here we go again….”. Recovery isn’t linear and some days will be better than others. Just know you are not alone & you have a whole community here to support you! 😊
Aww thanks for the encouragement. I am 23 now and I have struggled with what I now recognize as OCD for many years. I felt so alone and a bit crazy for a long time. Good to know there are others out there like me.
Absolutely. This is honestly me to a T lol
I relate to both. The more you learn and practice, you won’t get so “brain tired”. And yes, it was very validating for me and I felt less messed up. I started to separate my true self and OCD. It set me up constantly and made me feel so worthless and bad about myself. I thought that was me. But once I could identify OCD thoughts and feelings, I started to really like me.
Trying to get to that point of feeling like I can really see myself for who I truly am and not as just "the person who thinks terrible things." Usually only happens during rough seasons of managing an OCD subject, but it takes me time to pull out of. So glad you've had success! Gives me some hope.