Welcome to NOCD friend! :) And I know what you mean actually, my OCD causes me to feel like I have to do so many things perfect too, if I misspell a word in a text message I can't let autocorrtect fix it normally, I have to delete the entire word and type it over again. Or if I step on a crack on the sidewalk or a cable on the floor in my bedroom I have to take a step back and try again. I don't always do this, but it is something i struggle with from time to time, but it's not the main struggle I face from OCD. It's a smaller struggle I deal with once and awhile, like only a few times during some of the day, sometimes more than others, but it's not always exactly the same to be honest. I recommend you seek out a therapist specifically trained to help with OCD and provide you with ERP therapy as treatment for what you're facing. Just remember that there are other people who are struggling with OCD just like you unkname, I hope it provides you with some encouragement just simply to know that you're not alone in this war against OCD. And remember, the fact that you keep waking up each day to fight in this OCD war means you're already winning and making progress, and it also proves that you're strong for keeping up the fight. :) I hope I could at least help you some unkname. Hope you have a great night! God bless! :)
By the way, I just realized you might not know what ERP therapy is, but ERP stands for "Exposure and Response Prevention. Basically you're exposed to a situation that normally triggers you because of your OCD and you learn to cope with it by not responding to your OCD with a compulsion, so basically learning to prevent a compulsive response to your OCD thoughts in your mind, but still being exposed to the same obsession/situation that would normally make you feel uncomfortable and stressed out. I hope I gave a decently accurate description of ERP. Hope that helps. :)
Hey, Thankyou for reaching out and writing this, I have decided to go to a psychiatrist this week. I have read articles regarding people who overcame ocd with the help of medication, I feel like i should go with medication first because it is really getting difficult for me to get things done but I am not sure how will it turn out.
@unkname Hey, you're welcome friend! :) I respect and agree with your decision to go to a psychiatrist. I have used medication too, so I can definitely tell you that it helps tremendously. :) I personally took Zoloft, (otherwise known as Certruline) but I don't know what your psychiatrist will prescribe you, but whatever they choose I'm sure it'll be the right thing that you need. :) And I can offer you advice all day long, but at the end of the day what's most important is that you do what's best for you unkname. :) but of course feel free to continue to seek help on this app and from other resources, you don't have to go through this alone friend. :) just remember that you're never facing this alone, you have people on here who care about you and want to help because we are a community! :) Have a great night friend! God bless! 😀