I'd like to know as well Please do share,
Unfortunately I think ppl get better and leave the app. Hopefully we will hear from some. Here is one https://youtu.be/FMr6CiHBU3U
@Rose Thanks for sharing 🙂
Oh hi, hello 😁 👋🏻
The people who are saying OCD isn't chronic are flat out wrong. That being said, ERP can help you break the cycle and dramatically reduce your anxiety. Intrusive thoughts will never completely go away. Everyone has them. But OCD can fade into the background and not be in control.
Thank you for your comment. To clarify those who say it use to be ocd sufferers too. I feel I have to believe them.
Love the odea of letting fade into background. That's recovery too
My symptoms were bad from when i was 12 or 13 until I was 19 when I got help from a therapist. We worked together for the better part of a year and I had a dramatic improvement. I would have relapses (especially when I would go back to my childhood home), but they started to become less frequent and shorter in duration over the years. Ive had new themes pop up like SO OCD and ROCD but they have been less intense than my symptoms before. I had 3.5 day POCD experience a couple weeks ago.. But i think all of the OCD education is really helping me. I still have symptoms but they a mild now and I can live my life
Hi! I’ve been in recovery before and am pretty much there/almost there again! I got ERP therapy last year, started Prozac, and stayed in recovery for a full year. It was the best year of my life and I will never take life for granted again. I relapsed a few months ago because I got pregnant and was fired from my job (illegally btw) and stopped my meds all around the same time and it was difficult. But I decided to get back on my meds during my pregnancy and started ERP again and use ACT a lot as well and am giving birth any day now and things are really starting to look up. It really just takes commitment to refusing to give in to compulsions, especially rumination, and over time, it just gets easier.
@NOCD Therapist - Jenna O. Thank you 🙏🏻
i'm an OCD therapist and also have OCD myself! i struggled primarily with postpartum OCD but it's always been there in a waxing and waning way even before. i believe that you can't necessarily get rid of the obsessions, can't get rid of the compulsions completely, but you can get rid of the disorder part - the part where it guides your decisions, where it impacts your life, where it makes you feel distressed and impairment in lots of ways. i've seen it happen since 2008 witnessing it with my former clients and my current nocd members and recovery is a beautiful and very possible thing :)
Love to hear this! Glad you are using your experience to help others! For me, when I am in recovery, I don’t think of them as obsessions anymore because they are just thoughts that pop in every once in awhile, and I do no compulsions when I am in recovery. I just don’t allow myself.