Thread
Claud20
16d ago

Is health anxiety/ocd something your therapists treat? I don’t see it mentioned. Thanks

Jowhaletail
16d ago
Yes! I’ve been working on this with my therapist with great results. There is hope 💜✨
Claud20
16d ago
Really!! I’m struggling so so much. I had erp years ago but I can’t really remember it. How is erp used for health anxiety? Thank you for your reply
Jowhaletail
16d ago
@Claud20 It’s been great. Youll have to talk to a therapist because I’m sure they all have different approaches. But it’s the same with any ERP. Exposing myself to the conditions I fear and resisting compulsions, etc. My health anxiety ocd was the biggest thing impacting my life. It was awful. I really was living in terror every minute of every day. I thought there was no escape. But it’s not like that at all anymore. I feel so free from it. It still pops up from time to time but it’s not controlling my life, I don’t spend nearly as much time on it, and it doesn’t give me nearly as much anxiety as it used to. I definitely think you should talk to a NOCD therapist about this and start a plan for you!
Claud20
16d ago
@Jowhaletail Thank you so much! Currently spend every minute of every day in fear, checking symptoms, body, worrying all day and night!
Jowhaletail
16d ago
@Claud20 You sound just like me before I started ERP. I know it’s indescribably scary right now. But please know there is so much hope!
Claud20
16d ago
@Jowhaletail I’m going to schedule a free call. Thank you so much
Justmesadly
16d ago
All types of ocd can be treated! The theme has little importance to treatment
Claud20
16d ago
Thank you