This seems like reassurance seeking, which is understandable as it’s part of the OCD thought cycle, but it won’t help. I used Reddit a lot in various parts of my recovery because it’s full of triggering stuff.
Yes, I noticed it can be recurrence seeking. I apologize for it. It's just that I recently found out that I most likely have OCD and I'm terrified. My condition has gotten really bad in the past three months ago, it feels so real and I don't know how to deal with it.
Look at it this way, there are many different types of OCD. Do you think the people with harm ocd actually want to harm their family and they’re denying it? Do you think the people with contamination ocd ACTUALLY have a disease on their hands and they’re denying it? Do you think the people with magical thinking OCD will actually make their family die if they don’t flip a light switch 20 times, but they’re denying it? No! We obsess over something just the same way.
First rule of being online. Don't believe everything you see on social media. Make sure you are getting your information from a reliable source not just some idiot spouting off on social media. This is a good rule to follow in general, but ESPECIALLY when it comes to mental illness. The people who said this are wrong. But its also important not to get too hung up on theme. OCD is OCD. It doesn't matter what disguise it wears. Its all treated the same way. With ERP
I hate this. I saw this thread too. I think it’s ignorant and they just don’t know what we go through. I am by no means homophobic or in denial, but I still experience symptoms
This is a huge trigger for me as well.
My NOCD therapist said that the No. 1 Rule about OCD is "thou shalt not Google" and I'm trying to take that to heart.