I feel that…. Most people think OCD is just being organized or worry about something here and there. They don’t understand the complexity of it and how debilitating it is. I have heard family and friends throw “I am OCD about that” on certain things so easily. It really triggers me and I so badly want to say something but don’t want to come off as rude. That’s another reason I love this app, you can talk to people who truly understand you. ♥️
Exactly because once we mention like POCD, HOCD, ROCD, etc, they truly believe we are exaggerating or bad people. I wish OCD would be talked about more and not just about the cleanliness/organization part of it. I haven’t been diagnosed with OCD yet, but after years of research, it all comes down to OCD. I hate to diagnose myself, but I have dealt with HOCD, ROCD, Cheating OCD, Harm OCD, and just now going through an extremely bad phase of False Memory OCD. I tried to explain this to the people I care most about it and just goes down to “I don’t know what to say” or “everyone has anxiety” it just sucks :( I am so thankful for this app no truly don’t even know how I stumbled upon it. God helped me out here ❤️
Wanted to also comment that this isn’t anything against those with Contamination OCD/ Organization. Just an example my family/friends say that upsets me. Your sub-types are so valid & I just wanted to make that clear. 🙂
@OCD_1day@aTime ✨ Me too! I just found this app while looking through the App Store, I am so thankful! I agree the OCD needs more education and should be normalized!
@OCD_1day@aTime ✨ Yes! For sure!! I know Contamination OCD is real! I’ve personally never had thoughts about this, yet, but I know it can be debilitating! It’s just that it’s the most common and most talked about for OCD. So this is what everyone thinks OCD is all about.
It was so hard for me. I have HOCD and I was absolutely terrified that my family would say I’m gay- especially because I live in a conservative Christian household. It’s so hard to say “well I’m thinking gay thoughts but I don’t think I’m gay.”
Yes exactly! It is so hard to find the words to describe something that nobody else would understand other than they truly think you are what you are thinking :( I’m dealing with false memory ocd and it’s so hard to say “I have thoughts that I innapropriately touched babies 12 years ago at the daycare I was at” like how do you describe stuff like that /: I dealt with HOCD for like a whole year 1/2 or two maybe 3-4 years ago. I almost was going to come out to my whole family but then all of a sudden it just went away. I have no idea how to describe it to someone and I’m sure I’m not the only one :( I hope you can find the words to be able to talk to your family about it ❤️
@MRR7221 Exactlyyy. I did come forward to my family about my HOCD and they’re all so so supportive. I hope yours is supportive too. 💛
@OCDumb >:( That’s so awesome!! Glad to hear that :) my family is supportive but in a non understanding way /: if that makes any sense!
@MRR7221 Oh, yeah. My dad is that way. Oh well.
omg facts. also hey again! haha 😆 i went to an adult that i trusted when i was first showing signs of ocd.. my first obsession was schizophrenia ocd, then harm ocd… my step parent got scared of me (she thought i was going to hurt her) and caused so much drama.. then left. soooo i understand this. my dad also doesn’t believe that bad thoughts like this are “normal” and says i’m “too young to be this anxious” he’s gotten better about it now that i’m older but it’s so frustrating for sure! that’s why i pick and choose when it comes to telling people about my anxiety/ocd.
Hi!! 😊 ugh I’m so sorry you have dealt with that :( and (lol I think posting on here became a compulsion for me)… I always tried to explain to my mom and she always told me “I have anxiety too” or “everyone has anxiety” I’m like but it’s not like that. I don’t really ever explain what I actually think or talk about because it’s so embarrassing for me. :(
@MRR7221 honestly, coming onto this app might be a compulsion for me too but i’m not sure. sometimes i want to post, but then my mind gets the best of me and says “no one will respond to you” blah blah blah… so i only post sometimes. but i’ll spend so much time scrolling on here. but hey, i always find someone who’s experiencing the same things i am, and i’m like “ahhh my people” to a degree, it’s very comforting 😌. like i said earlier, i hope the NOCD therapist helps… you’ll find clarity soon! just know, you have a whole community who accepts and understands what you’re going through! so never feel alone or embarrassed to let it out on here! :)
@bellag I actually just found this app yesterday! Not sure if I said that or not lol… but I am so glad I did!! I always was on the internet and on Reddit making sure my thoughts weren’t just going on in my head and if what I was thinking happened to others too! I hope I can get into therapy soon. It’s so expensive though /:
@MRR7221 praying for you! and i LOVED finding this app. i’m so glad we both found it. 😌 for me it used to be random links on the internet and Quora…
@bellag Oh my gosh… Quora! 😂 lots and lots of research done on there lol
@MRR7221 i can totally relate 💯