Hi hun, no such thing as an odd question. I’ve been wanting to know the same thing too! Lately I’ve been feeling really anxious & on the verge of panic attacks due to obsessive compulsions & intrusive thoughts. I’m not a professional but I’m pretty sure it’s just anxiety attacks caused by your type of ocd when it becomes too intense to deal with
Feeling the same mysejf
It’s called an OCD spike and if you get caught in a loop of intrusive thoughts it can feel very similar to a panic attack. When this happens, ERP is incredibly helpful. Say the thoughts again and again until they are no longer causing the discomfort. Sitting with the discomfort is the hardest part because our brains naturally want to shield us from things that make us uncomfortable. Sit with the thoughts and let them pass no matter how difficult they may be.