My OCD has gotten worse over the past couple days. I find myself obsessing over the smallest details. i’ve even found myself waking up at night multiple times just to check the doors and make sure they are locked. what can i do to help myself?
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Do you know what has changed over the last couple of days for your ocd to get worse? I read online that stress can trigger the same thoughts again. Do you use medication for your ocd? I also heard that your body can get used to medication after a while. Although, I don’t wake up in the middle of the night for ocd I can understand how frustrating it gets when it comes back. I took medication for ocd in middle school and stopped using it and now years later it has slowly gotten worse.
In terms of getting help I would see what could possibly have made it worse and talk to someone you know. If it’s unbearable maybe discussing your frustrations with your doctor could help.
Sometimes something that helps me is if I look at the door while I am locking it and in my head or out loud I say “I am locking the door” or “the door is locked.” And it like kind of confirms it to myself and I find even if I still have worries about it I just remind myself “you looked at the locked door and said it was locked. It is locked.” And it actually helps me. Not 100%, but it eases it at times. Maybe give that a shot?
Sometimes I take pictures of things like that so I can check, but I don't have to get up
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