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Ano333
35d ago
  • False Memory OCD

Does anyone else experience having false memories that sometimes feel really really real? Like, about you doing something terrible that you never would do it, but what if? Like, why am I feeling bad just now and not since I did it? Was it real? Is the police coming after me? This guilty has been eating me up. I do need reassurance, but I can’t find any evidence that I didn’t do it. How do I defeat this?

Alex777⭐️
34d ago
I’m experiencing this right now ! My brain goes “ok you can’t think of any time when you have done that “ which would mean that I haven’t done anything “ think harder you can’t have had this thought for no reason” and the agony continues… and it feels real even though I can’t think of specific situations
Ano333
34d ago
Yes! At first it was like “you did it”. But then it became something like “you did it, here’s the memory”, you know? But I can’t put it in a timeline, I can’t think of anything that happened before or after this... I’m so afraid of it being real... I never went to a therapist so I don’t have a diagnoses to blame on
Alex777⭐️
34d ago
Absolutely, and then it starts to pin it to any situation that it can think of to make it feel even more real.
Ano333
34d ago
Yesss! I’m so relieved I’m not the only one. Sometimes I know in my heart it’s not true, but then I see a trigger and just go into a really bad place. Maybe I’ll never know if it’s true or not. I’m so afraid of getting help and then the therapist telling the police or my family or anyone really
Alex777⭐️
34d ago
Worrying about hurting people or having hurt people without realising is common with ocd and anxiety though , I try and think when these things come up that I have become prone to thinking this way now and it’s my brain clutching at straws …
Anonymous
34d ago
Yes it is ocd get on some medication and do erp but medication is key are brains need medicine that’s why our thoughts mess with us because we can’t shut them off.. and also do erp
mbr
34d ago
yes, all the time. i can like picture it ?? if that makes sense. i know i didn’t do something but will spiral and question myself until i don’t know