You need to sit with the uncertainty. Saying maybe, maybe not has helped me. I also like to tell the ocd you’re right I am wrong but oh well.
I deal with this. My false memories are very vivid but feel like nightmares. It’s very difficult but I’m surviving it and sometimes that’s all you can ask of yourself.
how do you know that it’s ocd and you didn’t actually do it? like if i knew for certain it was ocd i can do what everyone is saying and live with the uncertainty. but how do i know
@mbr Yea I guess I don’t know for certain. I also have to live with the uncertainty. I suspect it is ocd because I’ve had pretty severe ocd about other things before as well as false memories that proved to be untrue. But this current one that I’m dealing with sometimes feels like literal torture. It’s very hard but I’m surviving it.
@LizardLady95 ugh. i’m sorry ur going through this too. that makes sense, i’m the same. we got this
Yea it’s good to know we are not alone! If you ever wanna talk please reach out. Just knowing there are people like me has made me feel hopeful.
You have to accept not knowing while continuing to live your life and taking care of yourself. This is hard to do because im sure that you want to know for sure that you didn't do anything before moving on, and that the guilt/shame makes everything feel so real. But these intense feelings aren't proof that something actually happened, theyre just a tool that ocd uses to keep you stuck in a loop of trying to figure thing's out. Don't fall for it, let the feelings and uncertainty sit. You don't have to know for sure right now if you did something, not even for this situation. It isn't too serious for you to ignore and its ok for you to treat it like any other ocd thought. I hope that this helps and here's a couple of videos if you ever need extra tips on getting through false memories and real events ocd ~ × https://youtu.be/fNxlpotyLRs × https://youtu.be/zioi_7c3XeY × https://youtu.be/dbypHEGZbI8 × https://youtu.be/ITiB2v3mZlo