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What complementary medicine has helped you the most with managing your OCD? Personally journaling causes me to obsess more and I find it extremely emotionally overwhelming (I've had panic attacks while journaling in-depth about my thoughts). I might be interested in meditation but I find it hard to be motivated to meditate and I'm not sure what style of meditation is best for OCD anyway since it can be difficult to do with intrusive thoughts. Any advice is appreciated, thank you.

    • BeeMarrie

      392d

      I enjoy colouring it really helps me and calms me down, I'm also on floxetine and since I've been on that it's helping with my OCD. Hope that helps

    • LunarMoth

      394d

      I think drawing/painting/etc helps me a little bit--helps to distract me from my thoughts, and I can get into that state of "flow" or whatever where I feel like I don't think at all for a while, which is a nice break from the usual. I do think meditation helps me as well--might be worth looking into guided meditations on youtube that are OCD-specific?

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Some people have found yoga helpful in staying calm and ignoring intrusive thoughts, while others have benefited from grounding techniques, deep breathing, and practicing self-compassion. It's important to find what works best for you, as each individual's experience with OCD may vary.

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