how can i know about real event ocd how can i know if what i think about is real or obsessions sometimes i feel like iam putting answers to a problem but i find myself do it several times and i keep telling myself the same answers and I can't feel relief ..but i keep telling myself what if it is real and i must think about i do the same with relationships i think alot about it and it feels real but i feel it bothers me more than others and i find myself leaving my friends to avoid this thoughts or i just overthinking idk !?
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Yesterday I was anxious the entire day. It was as if my stress accumulated and decided to pour out yesterday. At the end of the day I was so beat up I felt symptoms like a headache, clouded mind (I have no better name for what I felt), heavy breathing and fatigue. Anyone else experience this after a day of constant anxiety?
It really affects my sleep sometimes :( And for some reason not being able to sleep and not knowing when I’ll be able to is really scary for me and throws me into a panic.
are there any characters in movie or tv that have ocd? i know there are characters like monica from friends but that’s more the ocd stereotype
Covid vaccine and ocd. Did anyone notice your ocd symptoms getting better or worse after getting vaccinated? I don’t mean ocd regarding the shot itself (fear of needles, etc) but did you notice any psychological improvement or regression?
Does anyone else struggle with False Memory OCD when they drink?
(I really need to stop posting. But I can't help it) My OCD is getting worse and weird. Today I had an hour of relief where my feelings for my partner came back and I felt normal again. All of a sudden I triggered myself and now I feel that in order to have a successful (non existent) career I must dump him. At first I thought I could handle it because I knew it was the ocd talking but now I feel numb and annoyed with my partner. I know it's ocd because I am ruminating and trembling but my brain also doesn't care that I break up with him. Idk what to do. I have a date tomorrow and I might have to cancel again. I was feeling so hopeful now I feel numb.
I swear I need to get help but I’m scared to get help
Is it even possible to recover on your own without a therapist?
i love all of you guys, if ur seeing this I LOVE U thanks to everyone who always replies to my posts and even tho we’re not meant to give reassurance you guys help me feel a lot better !!!!
Does anyone else with TOCD feel like they sometimes hate their birth gender now? For me, I always loved being a girl growing up even though I was a tomboy. Now however, I find myself sometimes feeling genuine disgust over feminine things or anxiety at being perceived as female, which are feelings I never ever had before TOCD started. I get anxiety watching TV a lot, I'll see women and think I'd never want to be them and would rather be the males. It convinces me I must actually be trans, because when I hear people talk about TOCD they say they know they don't want to be the other gender, but sometimes it really feels like I do.
I wanna stop using my phone a lot because it causes me eye strain and headaches but it's an addiction I wanna stop but I don't kbow how and I'm scared I'll go crazy with out it
This is going to get personal but I wanted other opinions. I’ve come to realize that I think a big part of my OCD is linked to low self esteem. One of the biggest facets I see this in is my relationship. I’ve been with my boyfriend for almost 6 years. But I still struggle with being intimate some times. I have intrusive thoughts relating to HOCD (SOOCD) and ROCD usually. Now, I’m starting to think it may also be affected by my self esteem. Before my OCD hit I would describe myself as a pretty confident woman, knowing my convictions and being strongly rooted in them. But as we all know, OCD attacks the things that are most important to us like our relationships and/or sexual identity. Has any other woman (or person in general) noticed their issues with intimacy being linked to self esteem and constant rumination?
why do i feel like i can’t feel anything, like i never know what emotion i’m feeling or if i’m actually feeling something?? does that make sense?
I could really use some support right now or just something to give me hope😔
I really hope I’m not faking it all
Quick question, am I the only one who controlled his ocd only through the brain lock book? I feel like other treatments for ocd isn’t as effective as the brain lock book treatment.
For over a year now I've realised there's a possibility I have OCD. I've researched on so many occasions and everytime I resonate with a large amount of symptoms. Sometimes these symptoms can get bad and I worry since I know I need to ask for help yet I don't know how to tell my mum about it. I don't know what there really is to say and I'm just such an awkward person and so I don't know how to approach the topic. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can talk about this? And to add on to the symptoms part, I look back at how I was when I was younger and I notice the same/similar symptoms which I have now, and it's strange because I used to get the same feeling of being unhappy with what I was experiencing but not telling anyone since it was too complicated to describe. I know this whole paragraph is pretty nonsensical but I do think it's about time I talk about it with someone in real life. Thank you to anyone who reads this because it is a bit lengthy, I really appreciate it!
Hey all can a general pediatrician diagnose me with OCD? I’m 19 but I still go to my family doctor and I have an appointment with her tomorrow. I’m going to talk to her about my OCD symptoms and was wondering if anyone was diagnosed by their primary doctor or would I have to get a referral to see a psychiatrist or other mental health professional.
Hi all! Thought I would share some positivity. I was diagnosed with OCD last year after struggling with harm theme. I didn’t think I would make it out. I was terrified of myself and who I thought I had become. NOCD has been a lifesaver for me. If you’re hesitant about therapy, please do it. There IS hope and OCD does not have to run the show. ERP helped me so much not only with OCD, but with other aspects of my life as well. I love the person I am now with the tools I’ve gained from my therapist. There is hope out there. YOU. CAN. DO. IT!! Keep pushing 💪🏼
I’m not trying to ask for reassurance or anything, but does anyone else get increased intrusive thoughts even when things are going well or at least better than usual? Because now my thoughts are telling me that I don’t actually enjoy what I’m doing and that I’d rather be harming people or other stuff along those lines, and it’s exhausting because I’m really trying to stay present with whatever I’m doing but those kinds of thoughts always pull me back in and make me NOT enjoy the experience as much. So it’s like a cycle, and I try to meet those kinds of thoughts with uncertainty being like “yeah maybe I would rather be doing that then this good thing” but that just makes me even more scared that it’s true. Like I don’t know how to respond to the thoughts anymore since I’ve pretty much completely eliminated rituals, and now these thoughts just pound at my head which makes me think that anything productive I’m doing is actually the opposite of what I “want” to do according to my brain. Does anyone else experience this? Is this just OCD grasping onto anything and everything as usual?
I mentioned before that I wrote an OCD song. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qjAzRx-IzPk&feature=youtu.be
Sometimes I get very anxious when I think that yes I have these obsessive intrusive thoughts that fit more than one theme but I don’t feel my compulsions are always present and it scares me that I don’t actually have OCD but I just have intrusive thoughts That I’m in denial about. My main compulsion would be ruminating and reassurance so I will google and ask (like now 😬) but most of the time I feel that I just suffer from the obsessive intrusive thoughts. Is that normal?
had a really tough day but i’m going to try my best once again tomorrow. wishing you all the world 🤍
If I'm not kept distracted I'll get thoughts... I was playing roblox and I was so in the game and once I got off I got a thought and it felt like I was gonna go crazy but deep down I know I don't want too.. Even though it feels like I do sometimes
How do you stop caring what others think of you?
So I am having really high anxiety and compulsions to do rituals is there anything you guys do to calm down to resist rituals or reduce anxiety
So right now I’m constantly having episodes that I cannot control. I’m about to have my first session on Friday. Can anybody relate?
Ok how are these groups supposed to work I signed up and clicked the link but it just says it's not scheduled for this time
I had a dream I got sick and a same sex person took care of me which I developed feelings for , we dated for abit but once I got better I ended the relationship but even then I wasnt sure if I wanted to be with my gf or him then I had sex with my gf and I came in real life , does this dream mean anything or is it just a dream?
For my girls, who was your favourite Disney Princess growing up? Mine was Cinderella. 💙 I am feeling extremely low due to these thoughts and I need to distract myself. 😟
I is dreamt that I got sick and a same sex person took care of me which then I developed feelings for I then got better decided to end thre relationship but even then I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be with My gf or him I then had set with my gf and , does this mean anything?
I got way too comfortable with myself and stopped seeing if I waa doing compulsions and started ruminating again
My doctor switched me today from Zoloft to Prozac, and added hydroxyzine. I haven't started yet, still waiting for the pharmacy, but was just curious if anyone has experience with either of these medications? I improved on Zoloft but it would wear off in the afternoon, and there were some not so pleasant side effects. the hydroxyzine is for the breakthrough anxiety
can’t stop crying today
I feel disgusting and evil. I feel bad. What if lose all control and act out these thoughts? What would my friends think of me if they knew, how disgusting I am. I just want this to go away. I don't wanna harm anyone. My mom, my brothers, my friends. They love me, but I don't understand why. My mom is spending money on me that I don't deserve. What if I am actually a Psychopath? *^* OCD give me a break
Does anyone else with ocd have random moments of clarity? I had an intrusive thought earlier then a few minutes ago I realized I don’t HAVE to do anything ocd tells me.
Ocd took all of my happiness and peace away
I'm hurting so bad. I projected my OCD into my relationship and my girlfriend asked for a break on Sunday. I put too much of a weight on her shoulders. It happened before which was about a year ago but only lasted for a day. I don't know if I'm going to get as lucky this time. She asked me to get a therapist months ago but I didn't want to open up to my parents about it because I didn't want them to worry and I was scared even though they love me and are always supportive. I just didn't feel comfortable opening up about it and I couldn't afford it personally. Now I'm potentially going to lose the love of my life. She said she loves me so much but doesn't know what she needs anymore. She needs time to process things. I've always treated her like a queen. I finally took the step to tell my parents and I will be starting therapy next week. I'm excited to better myself, for myself. But I really hope she will stay by my side. I hope her love is enough.
I've been a bit out going today like hyper and but I get these intrusive thoughts to hurt someone or to drop things in stores and I have the sensations in my feet, hands and arms and I'm just here like ;-; I don't actually wanna do that. I do wanna do good things like exciting things bit hurtful things. I was also talking about how I wanna be a nurse and help people but also with tourette syndrome but I also wanna do something else like cardiovascular to help my parents I just don't know yet I wanna do a lot as a nurse.
i keep getting thoughts and idk if they’re intrusive but i don’t like them but my mind keeps trying to subtly like suggest it to me and i’m getting so annoyed bc i never would’ve thought these things if it weren’t for my ocd bringing them up but it feels like it’s from me and i absolutely hate it
Hello people, I’m about to go into four months of doing recovery work and I’ve definitely made improvements. But in my bad moment/days I feel like I’m not gonna get better to the point where I want to be. For people that have recovered From harm/suicidal OCD can you please tell me what recovery looks like. I Accept the fact that I have OCD, And looking back in my past I know I always lived with it.
POV: You’re just getting over an episode and you only realize it once you smile at something dumb someone said
ocd is hard but discovering this app and therapy has made me feel more normal in years even if im still taking baby steps. good luck to everyone else out there.
idk if this is an ocd thing?? but does anyone else ever get scared they're going to blurt out something awful, like the n word or something, while talking to someone or in a work meeting? like i would never say that word and i don't want to but i'm scared it's just going to come out of my mouth without me being able to control it.
sometimes it just feels so overwhelming to sit with so many thoughts in your head
I'm new to this and super excited for my first session tomorrow! The only thing that concerns me is pricing, unfortunately my insurance is out of network so I'm afraid even if this does help that I will be unable to afford it. Anyone have any experience with the NOCD team and payment plans or discount programs?
Does anyone else get extremely aggressive/annoyed during an OCD episode? I’m in the middle of one now and I snapped at my family when they asked me something. My mom understood but my sister is pissed af.
I just had this really bad intrusive thought and it’s sticking to me so hard and I don’t want it. Does anyone else have an intrusive thought that keeps sticking to you?
Hey everyone, I heard something really inspiring. On the OCD Stories podcast, Dr. Michael Greenburg explained that we can get 100% better from OCD. We don’t always have to get by “just managing.” He talks about his theory on how to do so in the episode called rumination is a compulsion. At the end of the episode, he says “let’s settle for nothing less then 100% better.” This was the most inspiring thing I’ve probably ever heard. I’m so sick of hearing I will always have this illness. I am not going to settle for anything less than 100% better.
I told my new therapist I have HOCD. I told him I am sexually attracted to men, but I had a couple gay fantasies and got aroused at them when I was a teenager. He then said I should watch/read about people being bisexual. Why would he he say that? Trying to say I might be bisexual? Is that normal for an OCD therapist to do that kind of thing?
Folks, I wanna share something positive. Just now I had this very disturbing and excruciatingly unpleasant thought, it caused me great anxiety and I was about to start ruminating and checking my responses, when I told myself to stop. I told myself to stop and breath. Just sit there, breath, and let the tide of anxiety wash over me. Then I stood up and got on with my day. It might not seem like much, but it's a huge thing for me. It's the first time in years I've been able to do this! Hope you all have a good day! Cheers!
Avoidance is a sneaky compulsion
there’s so much anxiety in my head today
Does anyone else feel guilty when the try not to give the thoughts a reaction?
school is starting in like 2 weeks and I’d like some advice because I only developed OCD six months ago and I still don’t know how to handle it in public because I haven’t gone out of the house since then. How do I deal with OCD and anxiety at school? I’m scared people will notice I have it. Should I talk to the school counselor about it?
Question, wondering if anyone can relate. Is it normal for OCD to experience the unwanted groinals very frequently? I feel like I can’t catch a break
Has anyone else had trouble telling people about their OCD? I would like to help break the stigma about mental health and be a part of the change. But it is such an exhausting thing to even think about. Not only would it be difficult to tell people (even people I trust), but it would be even more difficult to have to explain to people what OCD really is (not just the stereotypes they have seen on TV). On top of that I keep thinking how do I even begin to explain the subtypes that I have experienced? I suppose I don't have to, but it helps to give some real depth for them to sink their teeth into; to really understand the difference between OCPD and OCD. I keep thinking if I can get through ERP (which I have recently done), then I can certainly share my disorder with others (well I cant be 100% certain...see what I did there?). I know I don't have to tell others about my OCD and I respect people who want to keep it private. I have for years. I just think that I would like to be confident, own it, and help others who are still figuring out about their own mental health struggles. I know many of my family and friends will be surprised to hear that I have OCD. So if you have any suggestions or anecdotes you would be willing to share that would be great. Thanks!
How do intrusive thoughts look like ? Coz sometimes it’s like my own voice in my head that says unpleasant things and then my logical side reply’s back like ew no
You’re not alone, friends. Have a good day.
anyone know of any tattoos people have gotten to commemorate overcoming ocd? i love tattoos and had the idea to get one in the future today but most of the ideas i see on line are pretty corny lol
So if you find you can’t do something on desktop, try it on mobile. This app works way better on a phone.