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I got diagnosed with ocd when I was rather young, as a side effect (to the best of my knowledge, I can't quite remember how it was worded) of my tourettes. however, I never really properly learned how to manage it? or how to tell what was the ocd and what was just me. I get a lot of intrusive thoughts, and I know I have an obsessive personality. I just want to know what I'm supposed to do with this diagnosis besides just living with it.

    • Crypt

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      I completely agree. I actually started looking for a new therapist a day after I posted this haha. I'm hoping that it'll get easier since I just kind of got a diagnosis but they never explained anything to me, or told me what any of ocd meant. I'm still struggling on my journey of understanding exactly which parts of me are connected to it. I wish you a ton of luck and support through your journey! Also, is the hyper fixation on needing to know everything about one specific thing until it drives you up the walls an ocd thing??? Because I tend to get into these "moods" as my loved ones call them where I become obsessed with trying to figure something out. Like, I'm really into ARGs, and iceberg videos but they cause me to spiral a lot. I mean, it makes sense to me that those two things would be connected, but I also don't just want to assume things. I just know that how I feel isn't healthy and I'm so confused TwT I think it's important sometimes to just step back and breathe, find an instant distraction from that fixation. I draw. It helps to just have a motion to focus on so my brain stops trying to spiral. Loud music also helps.

    • CactusCat

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      I still don't really understand my OCD either and it drives me crazy.... Like, what if there are symptoms that are bothering me, but i can't even recognize it? I'm hoping this app will help me get a better idea. I feel like i need to understand it and know how exactly it's throwing me off in order to know how to treat it. Being able to give a name to the issues makes me feel so much more at peace. Otherwise, how do i discuss my symptoms with my therapist, etc? ...But maybe that's all my OCD and i need to learn to accept that not everything can be labeled and categorized and perfectly understood (or at least that it takes time)? So, i feel this and hope people have more answers to give... I think zander is right, but it's so hard to stop at that. In the meantime we can just keep researching, looking for what we identify with and what we don't... Probably good to involve a therapist in what is discovered, too, so we don't drive ourselves crazier over information overload.

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