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Mercedes

832d

I was diagnosed w/ ocd and I’m still figuring everything out about it. I’m confused because I never thought ocd was what I was experiencing, if you’re comfy, could anyone share what ocd means for them? What signs you’ve shown or noticed?

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    • benjamin0000

      824d

      oops i want to add to my last comment that the paranoid isn't constant, it comes more in waves for me

    • benjamin0000

      824d

      oops i want to add to my last comment that the paranoid isn't constant, it comes more in waves for me

    • benjamin0000

      824d

      for me personally (keep in mind that everyone's experience is different and that i got diagnosed with a "severe condition") it just feels like constant thinking and paranoia. i know in the back of my mind that i'm being ridiculous but the thoughts cloud my common sense to the point where i have to do complete compulsions to feel safe. every new fear feels like spiraling into complete oblivion even if i fight it off

    • anxiousdude95

      827d

      OCD, in essence, is the holy book of how I operate, except in being forced to adhere to it. It has lots of rules for lots of numbers. It can be exhausting.

    • miidniight

      828d

      ive shown symptoms of ocd since i was super little, so growing up with it i always just considered it a part of me? i find it really difficult to separate what is a ritual or a compulsion from just living my every day life. most of mine has to do with making everything feel “just right” (patterns, straightening, evening, etc). a way i try and help myself separate the ocd from the “normal” is to take a step back and look at it from an outside perspective. “is this really something i NEED to do? why do i feel i have to?” it doesnt necessarily aid in breaking those cycles, but its certainly a step in that direction. i hope your journey with ocd goes well! remember you arent alone, and you arent defined by the disorder :).

    • Gecko

      832d

      For me it feels like thinking a lot if that makes sense? I will do something as a ritual and consider it a habit or quirk or just something i say or do. Sometimes it can be really horrible intrusive thoughts that are triggered by certain subjects typically. I typically consider it to be more than a habit/quirk when i think or “know” that the consequences for it not happening are because of me not doing the thing inherently. Or if i just have to keep doing the thing because i need it to feel “right” or correct. In terms of contamination i have only noticed it with one thing and in that i am physically ill and repulsed until i see the object/surface the thing was touching is “clean”. For me ocd doesnt mean anything, i live with it and it doesn’t have to mean anything. Its part of how i experience the world is all. If meaning is important to you then i hope you find it.

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