Ocd won’t go away. You’ll learn to live with it eventually in a way you do accept the thoughts
Actually… OCD can and will go away if you work through it. The comment above is wrong and discouraging. Manifest that shit away
Yesssss- I have had it basically all go away for a year
It’s not wrong. And I was trying not to give reassurance. The first thing they tell you in therapy is that you’ll always have ocd, it’s how you work through it. OCD lessens over time. Of course ERP is the gold standard with or without the aid of medication.
@j And I’ve had ocd my whole life it comes and goes. There’s been times I haven’t had ocd for a year or more and there’s been times where it’s months. It shouldn’t be discouraging and it’s just scientific fact 🤷♀️🥴
@j I don’t think saying that OCD can go away is reassurance. Nobody is saying for this specific person that it will go away. But, it certainly is possible if we don’t go back to our compulsions. There are lots of people who enter recovery and don’t turn back.
@Maybe,MaybeNot Yeah, but there’s also the chance that it can come back. You have to be prepared to know it maybe will go away it… might not. There’s also the chance that it will come back. How you choose to recieve treatment and work on it is the main thing to take away from this
Its pretty much accepting their presence and learning to deal with the unsettling question, rebuttles, feelings and triggers that it brings. We slowly start not reacting to them. But then another question arises this must be my truth i must like this intrusive thought, feeling, urges, imagery etc because i didnt feel digusted, opposed, bothered by these intrusions. But this is just another thing that tries to pull us back im guilty of falling into this many times its hard but we learn to see how ocd plays im still learning myself everyday you can too up to the point you know its all BS. You got this👍. We got this 👍. Its just extremely difficult.
i am in the same boat!
It’s accepting the uncertainty around it. That it may or may not be true.