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Anonymous
33d ago

Does anyone have Real Event OCD? And how do you manage it? Sometimes it feels like I'm checking my moral code (which should be normal) and sometimes I realise it's OCD. I just can't help but think I'm a bad person and now I think I'm starting to create false memories when mentally reviewing which worries me because I don't want to confess to things that haven't happened. Any advice or tips?

Justmesadly
33d ago
No matter what theme you have you manage all ocd the same way. Stop reviewing, stop seeking reassurance, yes ocd attacks your morals this is normal and expected. The sooner you stop posting, and seeking reassurance and do erp instead the sooner your anxiety goes away and you can get back to normal living
Anonymous
33d ago
What helps you stop reviewing events? I keep catching myself doing it even when I try to stop ugh
Justmesadly
33d ago
@Anonymous Will power to stop, find something else to do
Anonymous
31d ago
I'm not seeking reassurance and have been doing my ERP. I've been sitting with the thoughts rather than confessing but they still appear to stay there and don't go. That's the issue I'm having.
Justmesadly
31d ago
@Anonymous The thoughts won’t ever go away. Every person has intrusive thoughts. The point of erp is so that when you have the thoughts you’re not interacting with them, when you interact with them they stay around
Anonymous
31d ago
@Justmesadly Thankyou 🙂
Anonymous
33d ago
My therapist has taught me to sit with the scary thoughts. I still get them, I tell myself I can't be certain and "insert scary thought" could have happened. It somehow takes the power away from the fear.
Anonymous
31d ago
I think that's a good way to look at it. And I'm trying to do that but the thoughts don't go. They just calm down for awhile and then start again even though I follow this approach.