That means you are getting better!! 😊
are you serious?!?!?! but like there's kinda a part of me who wants to get worse so i could KNOW this is ocd if that makes sense. i feel horrible because a lot of people struggle endlessly with this very debiliating disease and saying that feels horrible
@Lilyrosalynd Yes, you habituated to the thoughts!! And this is the back door spike- now you are worrying about not obsessing anymore
@OCD33 i am not obsessing a lot about that either but why are the feelings still there
Sometimes happen to mee to! Even if without doubts, I still feel only bad emotions:(
i feel this too. i have a lot of false memory OCD and it’s like i don’t even try to figure it out anymore as much as i used to. it’s like i’ve thought about it so much that i’ve began to believe it and i’m just left with the terrible feeling if that makes sense.
OMG YES ME TOO
@Lilyrosalynd glad someone else can relate bc sometimes i think i’m crazy for thinking like that 😭
Are you obsessing about trying to get the feelings to go away? Do they bring anxiety? If they do, and you are, then it’s still a form of OCD <3
they do sometimes bring anxiety but like it's hardly there
Agreed! And sometimes not even triggered by things that would normally trigger me
Thanks for sharing your current experience. I would say that you should be very proud of yourself for 1st noticing the anxiety, distress, and discomfort and letting those feelings of anxiety, fear, etc. be there.This is a perfect time to as I like to say "practice" ERP. Practice not analyzing any of those points you mentioned and place your attention on this present moment. Feel your feet on the ground, take a deep breathe, go for a walk, read, go hangout with a close companion, or play a sport. Not avoiding the discomfort, but choosing to do things you want to do and not give any attention to dwelling on that.The most important part being the response prevention. Not easy, but part of the work. When this type of situation occurs and we are in environments in which we are organically exposed to distress, use this as an opportunity to practice doing the work! This allows for two things; showing yourself you can handle and tolerate it, and also letting your body know that although you feel uncomfortable you are willing to keep doing whatever it is you are doing and getting on with your day! This is the foundation!
ever since i have been to school this has been going great, even before school, it dates back to summer. it just kinda makes me feel like i don't have ocd (i don't think i do) and that means i am my thoughts. plus being convinced i am my thoughts and still getting feelings yet barely obsessing or ruminating or performing compulsions, but the feelings seem so real and like they are mine