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Can ocd make you have false feelings for someone ??? . I don’t like my ex none what so ever and I was listening to a song in the car and it made me felt like I missed her when I know I don’t . I am in a relationship with my new partner and it makes me feel guilty please help 😔
Hey y'all! My OCD has hit hard the last 2 days and just wanted to give some encouragement. You will have victory! OCD is LYING to you. It takes what is important to you, twists it all up and serves it back to you in the most wicked way possible. You will make it through this and most of all - YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Blessings! Jeremiah 29:11
Is Body Dysmorphia Disorder related to OCD or are they completely different disorders?
This is off topic from OCD just thought this is a good place to vent.. Everybody else is head over heals in love with their kids and I’ve struggled this whole time to feel like that/: .......
Hey everyone, I wanted to share a thought I had hoping it’ll at least help one person. tw spiraling about uncertainty a little I was thinking about how much anxiety I get from thinking about life’s uncertainties, how in an instant life can be forever changed or a problem can be presented to you randomly. It really affects me, I literally wake up with anxiety most mornings feeling like something life altering could happen any moment. But then I thought to myself, that’s very true and extremely evident. what’s also evident is POSITIVE life altering things. Positive things that can happen out of no where too, and it’s just part of life! we worry so much about negative uncertainty but what about positive uncertainty, like winning the lottery, getting in contact with a lost connection, starting a family, finding a stray animal to take in, the lost goes on. positivity and negativity come and go and flow. it’s natural. it’s okay❤️ i hope this doesn’t come off as toxic positivity. our negative uncertainties are still terrible and not easy to live with but it’s pretty easy to forget about the positive things when life is hard.
One think OCD has not taken from me is occasional moments of joy. No matter how bad it got, there was always a time where I could laugh or smile.
me: i’m straight i know that also me: *watches fear street and sees deena and sees her and sams relationship* me: wel-
Existential thoughts used to trigger me so much now I'm just like oh that's cool no one really knows the answer to the questions oh well. I guess I'm a bit more comfortable knowing about science and that stuff now unlike before I try to not react scared when I feel weird about living in a planet orbling a sun... Basically I try to not get scared or I don't really get scared of not knowing why anything is real anymore yes it makes me uncomfortable but the thoughts aren't always here either! So basically these questions don't bother me anymore.
Anyone know where to get free ocd resources in the UK. Anything like books or even online help?
I really want to talk to my mom about an ocd issue right now but I can't tell if it would be a compulsion. Is there ever a time when you should talk to a friend or family member about it? Or should you not. Thanks
Can OCD make you genuinely dysphoric? Make you hate your gender? I get such bad anxiety. It's like OCD actually made me trans.
Has anyone taken risperidone? If so how did this affect your OCD and did you have any side effects/did it alter your mood or functioning at all?
My ex had texted me and he said bro what are those people looking at a field of freshman and then I said a freshman event and he said what time is it going to end and I said 8 I think and then he said you’re capping and I said nah and then he said come play soccer with me and I think I said nope but my ocd is making me believe that I said something flirty to him but like I didn’t especially Bc when my ocd flared up it was after he had left me on open and he wouldn’t have left it on open if I had said something that interested him. I don’t even know what I would’ve said like I wasn’t interested I feel like this is very much a compulsion but I got so panicky and I began looking up how to see what I sent to him online but there is no way to see the image and then I sent another picture to him asking him what I sent to him but he has not responded. I don’t know if this is Rocd but I just need some help right now. I’ve been in a new relationship and I am scared I said something that could ruin it.
I'm starting to obsess over whether unconditional love really exists. If I'm being honest, superficial things like appearance affect how I feel about people. Yes, there may be other reasons why I like someone, but am nonetheless more inclined to like someone with positive superficial qualities.
Will ERP make you worse before you get better?
my head feels really confused right now guys i hope tomorrow is a better day for all of us 🤍
I’m feeling ready to tell my parents that I think I have ocd and need help, just waiting for the next moment I break down, but right now I’m too numb to cry😂👍(I express everything better when I’m crying thats why I’m waiting until I can cry)
I am not a religious person, religion has always made me curious. But right now I could use the help of a higher power. I'm trying my best to stay strong, but today my OCD has really just taken me out. My period really amps it up 😅 If anyone could pray for me I'd appreciate that :) or just offer some kind words and encouragement to keep doing the ERP, anything would be super nice ❤
Can OCD create a ‘gut’ feeling?
Whenever I get over one thing I have to ruminate about another. It never ends
Currently doing an ERP exposure even tho I don’t go to therapy :)
I still get these crazy harm ocd thoughts! And it's like I don't get anxiety towards them I just worry and it's like "am I forcing my self to hate them or these my thoughts?" My face just goes 😕 when I get thoughts
Could someone describe Real Event OCD to me?? I'm afraid I don't have it 😞 I looked up what it was and it was talking about different scenarios such as "you helped a student on an essay once and OCD says you contributed to cheating" things like that. Mine is more of a different thing I think. I just want to know if it is real event ocd or something else. I can't stop ruminating about it
people always say that it's ocd because you know you're straight and obsess about being gay. at first i knew i didn't want the thoughts but now i don't even know if i want them or not :( i can't even tell. and why am i not freking out enough over this????
Having a lot of doubts about recovering. Just don’t see how ERP could work :/
Does anyone know any good books about guilt and shame?
I see lots of people struggling today and just wanted to let you all know that you’re not alone and I’m on your side for this battle against OCD! Stay strong! 💙
I feel like I have no support system I feel like everyone’s problems are always more important than mine or I’m an annoyance to them I feel unwanted and alone and I just want someone to put me first for once. I’m so frustrated and this app brings me more comfort than the people around me rn.
ever since i broke up with my s.o in february i’ve been stuck in a thought loop about her and about the breakup and it’s extremely obsessive and i don’t know how to stop. my ocd brain can’t stop ruminating over why did she leave why wasn’t i enough i don’t understand.. and just other aspects about the breakup. it’s a constant cycle of trying to analyse and understand the things she said, and constantly going over the pain of the breakup and things she said and did in the relationship. it’s exhausting and depressing as rationally i can tell she treated me like shit and i should move on but my ocd won’t let me. i can’t stop obsessing and ruminating. was wondering if anyone has ever had a similar thing and if anyone has any tips to stop this ruminating as it drives me insane. thanks xxx
Does reassurance sometimes not even work for y’all?
Today I read something that I would usually be avoiding and would make me anxious, and it didn’t make me anxious today. At first I thought maybe it was because I like it now and I want it. But I think it’s actually the ERP starting to make a difference and take away the anxiety from the thoughts. I’m a little scared I like the thoughts even though there is no reason I should think I like the thoughts.
I don't know what PMS does to the brain, but it's not good. My real event ocd is on 🔥.
If I haven't been formally diagnosed with OCD (yet), do the NOCD therapists provide an evaluation/diagnosis as part of the therapy sessions? Just curious as to how that works. Thank you!
I'm kind of afraid to tell people "It will get better" now, given my little tantrum yesterday. It makes me feel like a hypocrite. (Especially since, when I'm in *that* kind of state, being told "It will get better" doesn't even help me. I'm unsure if it will help the person or just make things worse.)
Anyone felt like their Summer was wasted on ocd? Like literally I see everyone being happy and I'm just struggling with my head for the entire Summer. It literally started since the last 2 weeks of school till now. It was my first year at this school and I hate everyone there, brought me alot of anxiety everyday because of unrealistic standards and I was begging my parents to send me back to my old school. I was doing well at the end and acceoting it and even the people there but got to study way too many lessons for finals. Can this be the reason why I had my WORST ocd cycles ever this Summer?
Does anyone know basic rates for these services without insurance?
I feel like I’m the one exception
I've been obsessing over saying my thoughts. Like I'd say a sentence related to my thougts and I'd freak out! It got to the point where I'd consider muttering "words that don't come out of my mouth" as talking! It gets really scary when it feels like I mean the thought or believe it. Anyone dealing with this?
I want to be okay again. I want to be okay again. How did it get this bad? I want to be okay again. Like I was before :(
This one obsession is really freaking me out . Public restrooms scare me cuz what if I see someone’s private parts or see them Tjrlugh the stalls . So I keep accidentally looking at the cracks cuz I am thinking about it . (I was 4 feet away ) then once I was going to the stall I had this thought “no one can see anything right “ then glanced at the crack in another stall, it felt like an automatic checking compulsion but idk now automatic it was . I only saw light I didn’t see anyone though there was someone in the stall. Now I’m obsessing over whether I did something illegal or sexually wrong . Whether I have committed some sexual immoral act
If I have intrusive thoughts that cause really bad anxiety but not necessarily have OCD (I’ve never been officially diagnosed so idk yet) does that mean my intrusive thoughts are real and I’m just in denial? 🥺 I obsess over my intrusive thoughts but don’t always have compulsions but my intrusive thoughts also fit some OCD themes so I’m confused
Even just trying to pick a NOCD therapists is sending me down a research rabbit hole and endless thought spiral.
it doesn't just feel like i want it, it also feel like i would do it. like i always say that i could just not act on it, but then i feel like i would. i really don't think this is ocd. i feel like i am actually just in denial and can't accept my sexuality
When you can’t get your family or whatever out of your every thought is that ocd or anxiety gets a hold of you?
How is ERP supposed to help me become okay with uncertainty? How am I supposed to live with knowing I could be wrong about something when there is an immediate way to know if I’m right or wrong??
Hello everyone, I've always been coping with my ocd with avoidance, to the point where I avoid expressing emotions about it when I'm alone. I actually do this when I deeply care about something, I don't show emotions because if I do I'd make it valid and I always chose to escape. But today I actually cried for the first time about my ocd, Even got it on camera! I was having so much anxiety that I could've just dumped as always but I felt the pain and acknowledged it.
Im losing my mind, I think Im being attracted to the same sex or rather the feelings towards them feel way too potent and Im feeling very detached from myself. I feel like a completely different person than before. These last few days have terrifying. I keep having these episodes where I feel "High" and I dont even smoke. Im suffocating and feel very alone in this, Im scared. I dont want to be gay but It feels like I already am and I cant do anything to change it. Someone please end my suffering
I have obsessive thoughts. I broke up with this guy about a year ago because we weren't growing...there was something missing. I wanted to be with him but it had been 3 yrs off and on and i had nothing to show for it. He would go back home all the time and never took me...thay bothered me. I ended it. 8 months later i see he is having a baby shower SURPRISE!!! The girl is pretty and petite. She is wearing red bottoms (i dont have that). He posted the pix to instagram. He never posted me. I have become OBSESSED with them. I want to know why not me? What did i not have? Am i ugly? Is she cuter than me? How does she move? What kinda car does she drive? Was my car too basic? He says he wants to be with me...but it seems to be secretly. I'm like, will you tell your family we back together? Will you tell her you're going to coparent? Its driving me insane!!!
why do i feel almost okay with liking girls???? i don't want to accept that or to like them :( saying that sounds like denial and like i am lying. i really feel like i am just struggling to accept my sexuality. i want to lash out on myself and tear myself apart
just wrote something in my notes about all my intrusive thoughts and themes, think it helped me feel like i got most of it out like the weight/ baggage of it
Just had an anxiety attack from thinking my boyfriends family is crazy. His sister is vile to me most of the time and I just had a random rush of anxiety and started crying, and heavy breathing. I wanna go home from work so bad. Last week I wanted to marry him and now this week I’m scared and wondering if I should dump him He’s so nice But I fear somethings deeply wrong and I don’t know why. And I almost collapsed at work. About to ask to go home.
Anyone have those moments where you’re able to live relatively normal, but then wonder if you were ever faking your OCD to begin with? I’m experiencing intrusive thoughts and me not seeking reassurance is sort of bothering me because I’m not sure I ever had this.
Not sure what I am doing here Even though my OCD still affects every day of my life and causes more or less pain from day to day, the hardest time, having panic attacks, being in psychiatry and crying every day, seems to be over Therefore I am unsure if it actually feels good reading these familiar story's of people going through similar things I have been through or still experiencing, or if I am just here to identify myself with my disorder even more
Does anyone else continue to fall into the same mind-trap over and over again?
trying to stay positive today, so if you want please comment some of your favorite musical artists 🤍
I went to the city with my family today and decided to have an ice cream in a cone. But when they gave it to me, I accidentally touched the ice cream. I shaked a hand with our host before it and didn't wash it so I am currently freaking out. I ate it all because I decided it could be a great erp but I am not so sure now.
Idk whether to ask my ex gf (dumped me last week)to not tell anyone about the ocd because apart of me thinks I'm doing it to just talk to her again
I finally talked to my psychiatrist! I'm so happy. I was so stressed and go back and fourth letting my thoughts feed themselves about this appointment. But my psychiatrist fully agreed on me seeking ocd treatment through a psychologist and upped my medication :D He was also happy to hear I found a nice place on this app to talk without falling too deep into my thoughts and asked what it was called haha
Can anyone give me a real event erp? I had something said yesterday about something and now I keep ruminating over the situation and what I thought in the past and how naive i was. What can i do??
Hi does anyone know how to get rid of hocd please
I just got into a relationship and I feel like my ocd is definitely affecting me. I’m having fears of many things and I feel super overwhelmed. It’s making me want to become avoidant. I’m am happy in it, but there’s just a lot that I’m not ready for and worrying about.
I feel like I manage my OCD better when I'm passionate about something, and lately I've really been into watching movies! What are some of the best ones you've seen lately? I'll add them to my list 😊
Does anyone feel like they are doing really well for a while, and then one day it's just like SIKE...... instant overwhelming Intrusive thoughts & you feel like you're back to square one. That is kinda where I am right now. What has worked best for you when this happens?
OCD is making me resent everything and everyone. I'm afraid I'll become a bitter person who no one would want to talk to.
I relapsed so bad yesterday after about a month of feeling like myself again, now I'm convinced I'm trans. It's so annoying I just want to be a girl again. What do you do when you relapse? How do you prevent it?
Why do I feel like crying but I physically can’t?
Hi can someone help? So my mind sometimes suddenly pictures a man and woman having sex. And i get the gronial to it. And then it doesn't leave me alone and keeps coming back and i start asking my self : why did i think that over and over and also why was i turnend on im gay!! The thought feels so unnatural to me and horrific. Is this also ocd ?
do thoughts have to mean something. like not even intrusive thoughts but just weird thoughts you get that you don’t realize are weird until later, like i’m struggling with that a lot and i don’t understand why i had those thoughts bc they weren’t intrusive but they were still thoughts i had and i brushed off bc i didn’t think it was a big deal but now it feels like a big deal and idk what to do
Can reading other people theams make you have them now two Iv picked up 3 from reading other people ocd theams
Does anyone else have a hard time looking at themselves in the mirror? I just hate these thoughts so much and they make me feel disgusting even though I know they aren’t caused by me.
Any praying Christians: I have a prayer request. Today ocd is attacking harder than it has in a long time and I have an interview for an internship and I'm nervous about it
Can someone give me the name of female that beat harm ocd?
sighhh. brain is telling me that im becoming transphobic :/
please help. my ocd theme is now me facing consequences for previous sexual checking compulsions. this is more than ocd. i don’t know what to do.