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finncuiss

672d

i keep washing my hands throughout the day. sometimes i dont even need to i just feel disgusting. i wash then every time i do something. i wash them four times each sink trip. idk after COVID my ocd had been a bitch

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    • MorphingButterfly

      652d

      @not_b00bs the more you avoid the worse it gets , take it from me, I’ve had ocd for 20 years, I’m finally trying erp therapy, it’s gonna be hard work and will take a while, but I hope it will help me and that I can start living again

    • HailStormm

      655d

      I've been doing this too and idk how to stop it..

      • not_b00bs

        655d

        @HailStormm if hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes work, USE THEM! it's also good to always carry a soothing hand lotion with you. if there are certain things you can't touch without having to wash your hands after, do anything you can to avoid touching them, it's okay to need accommodations

        • MorphingButterfly

          652d

          @not_b00bs the more you avoid the worse it gets , take it from me, I’ve had ocd for 20 years, I’m finally trying erp therapy, it’s gonna be hard work and will take a while, but I hope it will help me and that I can start living again

    • MorphingButterfly

      670d

      Perhaps therapy might help. I’m trying ERP again

    • stormysundays

      671d

      have you ever tried wearing gloves? it makes me feel odd when i do but i got a pair of reusable plastic ones and they sort of help me out. admittedly i still wash my hands over the gloves and everything (lol) but my hands have felt a lot less dried out ever since i started wearing them. nonetheless, i wish you well <3 ocd fucking sucks

    • aircraftmech

      671d

      Have you thought about sanitizing wipes? I had a hand washing phase and my hands were awful and dry from it. Sanitizer is a good alternative but a lot of it is alcohol based and can continue to dry our your skin 😩

      • upsettispaghetti

        671d

        @aircraftmech there are "moisturizing hand sanitizers you can buy but I'm not sure how much they work

    • not_b00bs

      672d

      if hand sanitizer works, use that instead of washing. also, hand lotion!! keep it with you!!!!!

      • finncuiss

        672d

        @not_b00bs your username. Is genius.

        • not_b00bs

          672d

          @finncuiss thanks dawg 💪😎

    • ShoobyDoobyDoo91

      672d

      Have you tried hand sanitizer? My little brother washes his hands alot. Try and be careful....his hands get so dried out they crack and bleed 😞😥

      • Blurrie

        663d

        @ShoobyDoobyDoo91 hand sanitizer can cause this too, actually. I had horrible eczema on my hands as a kid from using it too much. though at times I'd say it's definitely better than scrubbing your hands until they bleed! I'd suggest getting a moisturizing kind or some kind of hand lotion to help combat the dryness from alcohol in hand sanitizer/excessive washing. Moisturizing should help a bit with the cracking/bleeding

      • upsettispaghetti

        671d

        @ShoobyDoobyDoo91 my brother's did too it was really bad luckily he's much better now

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