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Casey Jones
33d ago
  • Relationship OCD
  • Sexual Orientation OCD

I AM STRESSED OUT! HOW TO KNOW IF OCD IS GIVING ME FALSE FEELINGS!

ocdalltheway
33d ago
By not knowing and sitting through uncertainty/anxiety, although OCD is known for giving false sensations/feelings no one can assure you which are false and which reflect your true feelings. Take the risk, sit through the anxiety, that's the only way to recovery. Your focus on isolating intrusive thoughts/feelings/urges/sensations is only a mental compulsion and a reflection of ocd sufferers "need for certainty" which in combination with anxiety is the driving force for most people's OCD.
Casey Jones
33d ago
So should I stop thinking about false feelings?and the thoughts like 'am I getting false feelings'?
helpinghand🌷
33d ago
@Casey Jones you can’t exactly stop thinking about it in its entirety. for example if i told you to stop thinking about a purple elephant, you’d think about it even more. what you can do however is accept the uncertainty of these false feelings. accept that you may or may not have these feelings. it’s better than ruminating for long periods of time. hope this helps <3
ocdalltheway
33d ago
@Casey Jones You can't stop thinking, trying to do that would be thought suppression which is just another mental compulsion. Let the thoughts come freely and endure the anxiety and doubt it creates. Anything you try to do to ease the anxiety or stop the thoughts/feelings would be considered a compulsion. Thinking if a past sensation/feeling was a false or true feeling/sensation is also a compulsion. Let them be there and let them pass, that also goes for any feelings they might create.
Casey Jones
33d ago
So guys I will try to ignore these thoughts,but if they are just like the unwanted thoughts,then is there nothing like false feelings?,then if I like someone ,I am truly liking them? there's no need to doubt?
helpinghand🌷
33d ago
that’s the thing, who knows? what you’re doing rn is compulsions in order to get away from the stress and anxiety of this thought. take the advice myself and @ocdalltheway have given you and step into the anxiety. hope this helped <3 you’ll be fine dw
Casey Jones
33d ago
@helpinghand🌷 Alright,thank you btw!