Yes i had a thought along with my theme a little while before and I wish I could dismiss them as quickly as I did then lol
Now I think of that one as “proof”
@unknown Me too! I remmeber old thoughts I had about my theme and how I was just dismissed these thoughts. And I didn't care. I would get thoughts that they were true too and dismissed them pretty quick. Pretty sure I accepted them then as just thoughts but now i feel like i accepted them as truth and that they were true
@Hopeforthefuture I also use to able to easily do that. Sometimes I’ll even put if off to later. At our lowest point we forget of not motivated to do that n get lost in it. But we can get back to it
I've had obsessions and compulsions for years. But until about 2 weeks ago. I didn't know thats what they were. I had my first episode at 8 years old. I'm 45 now. I always knew something was off. But I never told anyone about my symptoms. I just assumed what I was experiencing was normal. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety years ago, but always thought there was more to it than just simple anxiety. I also have panic disorder. OCD was never even on my radar. I always thought OCD was needing to have things a certain way and washing your hands a lot. I had no idea it could manifest many different ways. I got an official OCD diagnosis last Tuesday and start ERP tomorrow.
I hope it all goes well
@Overcomer Thank you. Me too.
Congratulations on finally getting diagnosed! Therapy has helped me a ton (ERP specifically). Right now I am having trouble thinking of those weird thoughts I could dismiss so easily and not trying to figure out if they were true bc I was able to dismiss them when I had milder, undiagnosed ocd vs my now severe ocd. Its so hard