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Full Moon
23 Dec
Hello Wisdo family, I am so sorry that I haven't been as active lately as I have had some issues that I am trying to sort out. I am wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year! Please remember to be safe this festive season and enjoy family time!
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Trumpet
29 Dec
I’ve been having intrusive and obsessive thoughts related to friends texting back. Any time there’s a lapse in response, whether it be minutes or days, I really start to question myself, conjure up countless scenarios of them being vindictive or purposely distant, and recall every instance where I said or did something undesirable.
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Lion
29 Dec
OCD has been pretty quiet lately as I’ve been working with someone specializing in OCD. We haven’t even been talking directly about OCD most sessions, we usually focus on trauma. But it chills out my OCD... like figuring out the fear and trauma behind my intrusive irrational thoughts makes my OCD feel heard so it isn’t screaming at me 24/7.
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Deciduous Tree
30 Dec
My intrusive thoughts are so strong that I get a sinking feeling in my stomach. I'm starting therapy again but I'm not confident it will make a difference. I know it's a chemical imbalance so I think I need proper treatment. Idk. My anxiety flares up and I get so bummed out that I can't control what goes on in my head.
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Violin
4 Jan
I can’t study or function effectively anymore
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frisbee
12 Jan
Is it me or does anyone else take fixated intrusive thoughts showers that end up taking much longer than they need to be because your mind is going down a deep lrabbit whole?
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Mango
16 Jan
Hey Everyone. @helena-tietze just joined the group. Please join me in welcoming them and introducing yourself here!
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Grapes
16 Jan
Hi, I’m new here. I’m wondering whether anyone deals with BFRB on top of OCD? My lip picking/biting is so bad and I’m struggling with quitting. Just curious to see if anyone has any tips
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Sunflower
19 Jan
Hey Everyone. @star-nova just joined the group. Please join me in welcoming them and introducing yourself here!
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Popcorn
21 Jan
Hey Everyone. @hallie-goldstein just joined the group. Please join me in welcoming them and introducing yourself here!
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Popcorn
21 Jan
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Whale
21 Jan
Hello :) new here on wisdo, but not new to struggling extensively with OCD. Such a relief to join this community!
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Sunflower
25 Jan
Hey Everyone. @hallie-goldstein just joined the group. Please join me in welcoming them and introducing yourself here!
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Mushroom
31 Jan
I’m relapsing 😭
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Chestnut
1 Feb
ERP doesn’t seem to work for me, it’s been going on two years. What other ocd treatments are available? I’ve tried researching but I seem to have hit a dead end. Hope everyone else is showing ocd and anxiety who’s boss.
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Tennis
4 Feb
You cannot change the weather, you can only change how you react to it.
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Deciduous Tree
6 Feb
Do you guys ever get so anxious and overwhelmed by situations that you start thinking about everything that could go wrong in your life whether it's something going wrong in day to day life or even something like " how will this affect tmrw" or " what if my mental health gets worse. OCD intrusive thoughts just start firing off like fireworks. My anxiety and ocd just tag each other in and start wrestling me in my head. I hope this resonates with someone. If someone's feeling similar tonight you are so strong and I feel for you.
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Tennis
8 Feb
There are so many things about the past that I want to change, but then I realised something. I tell, and and also ask myself this... If I can't change the past, then what can I learn from it? Do not get hooked on your past. It'll stay there, but there is always room to to pave the way for a bright future. 👍
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Tennis
8 Feb
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Koala
9 Feb
Does anyone have tips on how to deal with OCD / intrusive thoughts?
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Umbrella
10 Feb
I feel urges to binge eat and watch tv because my ocd has gotten worse with the pandemic and I avoided my thoughts for so long. I got a new car and started driving I realized one of my triggers with my ocd is driving. I feel the emotions of guilt, shame, and paranoia. I was parking my car and when I was getting out of my car walking behind it I thought my car was not in park and was going to run me over. I went in my house and wanted to check it to see if it was in park but I couldn’t do it because it was to overwhelming, but.I wanted to but I couldn’t I avoided and ended up having a panic attack. When I drive I am scared to lose control especially when I am at a red light I can see and feel my foot going off the brake ( but I am not) every time I get in my car I’m so paranoid i don’t except to come back to my house. Ever since those situations I decided to get more help with my ocd get into a outpatient program. I have been struggling with ocd for more then a decade at age 7.
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Tennis
14 Feb
'Never be a prisoner of your past. T'was a life lesson, not a life sentence'.
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Tennis
15 Feb
Boredom is an incredibly healthy and beautiful thing. Most see boredom as unpleasant; but technically, the more bored you feel - the longer your life feels. If everything was exciting all of the time, not only would the exciting buzz eventually wear off, but life will seemingly whizz by in a flash. Boredom however, makes time go slow - giving our brains a chance to catch up, and re-charge for the next exciting thing.
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Sun
20 Feb
OCD is real fun
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Tennis
25 Feb
Who else has felt bad because of their thoughts, or past actions? I have learnt that it takes a good person to feel bad. Feeling bad can often help us learn from the past. 👍😊
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Umbrella
26 Feb
Exposure therapy is working( I feel shit and get really that’s how you know it working lol) and I am feeling more confident that ocd isn’t controlling me that much anymore
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Umbrella
26 Feb
Anyone who is suffering from ocd I highly recommend exposure threapy. Y’all got this!!
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Guitar
5 Mar
Hello I don't have OCD but I'm wondering if my husband does. He's lost both his parents within 5 months of each other and has had to deal with the family all by himself but with me supporting him. Lots of other things have happened and I definitely think he has trauma. He's also recently found out he has autism. He's started getting an awful lot of intrusive thoughts that can't be eased with the standard tricks to help. So I'm wondering if he actually has OCD? Would anybody be able to help? Also I didn't know if I needed to out a trigger warning or anything else. Xx
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Ice Cream
7 Mar
Recently changed my nose piercing after waiting 6 months cuz i was scared it might get infected & now after 2 weeks of it changing (the piercer said it’s healed and ready to be changed) theres a bump on top of it that looks like a pimple. My OCD is killing me and I can’t stop thinking about it
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Ice Cream
11 Mar
Hey Everyone. @patience-walker just joined the group. Please join me in welcoming them and introducing yourself here!
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Tennis
13 Mar
A lot of my intrusive thoughts are coming back. Usually I am the one who gives answers on here, but I'm open to new ways and techniques. Any tips?
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Trumpet
13 Mar
Hi guys I’m dealing with OCD, depression, anxiety, health anxiety aka Hypochondria, at this moment Hypochondria is killing me inside! I don’t know what to do! The only thing I know is living like this is such a waste, cause I don’t enjoy the moment and always worry about the future, in my mind I have alot of “IF”; what if I have cancer!? What if I have an deadly disease that growing inside me without any symptoms?! What if.... I desperately need HELP!
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Trumpet
15 Mar
So I think this belongs here but not really sure. I can remove it if it doesn't. I have the worst habit/addiction of picking scabs, peeling skin, biting nails, etc. You name it. I've tried just about everything. I've bought fidget toys. I've tried bandaids but bandaids only last so long before a) I get a rash or b) they fall/come off and I go right back to it. I've managed to stop for short periods of time, but I've never been able to permanently stop. I'm 21 years old and I have had this problem for as long as I've known forever. I've had the same scab on my wrist and leg for months, literally. I've put bandaids on them, I've temporarily stopped. They're slowly fading and becoming scars now, but they're still there. I want to stop so bad but a part of me doesn't want to stop, but I mean that's what happens when you've formed a bad habit or addiction. I know this isn't really like a traditional addiction and I don't even know if you can officially call it one, but thats how I feel like it is. I hate the scars but I just don't know how to stop
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Sunflower
17 Mar
Hey Everyone. @linda-t just joined the group. Please join me in welcoming them and introducing yourself here!
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Mango
18 Mar
Anyone suffer from harm OCD? I would like to know your experience and how you deal without medication.
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Deciduous Tree
19 Mar
My dad just hit a deer so ya I think you guys understand how a ocd brain processed that.😔
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Turtle
21 Mar
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Popcorn
21 Mar
I feel so gross
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Turtle
24 Mar
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Chestnut
26 Mar
Hi everyone... I’m Sam, 21 years old, female In the process of being diagnosed And have no one else to talk to (except my therapist) Please reach out to me if you can.. 🤞🏽
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Pineapple
27 Mar
i haven’t been diagnosed with OCD. but i’m really struggling w false memories and need someone to talk to because it’s becoming too overwhelming
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Turtle
29 Mar
Hi, I need help or advice regarding OCD..
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Deciduous Tree
2 Apr
Has anyone ever been so damn close to over coming thier anxiety disorders then your brain tries to convince you that your not worthy and that meds won't help? I've had generalized anxiety disorder and purely obsession thinking for practically my whole life. I feel demoralized bc I feel like I'm so close but afraid I will disappoint myself. My doctor is so confident I will overcome my mental health and I wish I believed her. I was misdiagnosed bipolar just found out after 4 years and being put on the wrong that I thought I was going thru something I wasn't. Its been a wild ride lol. If this resonates with anyone I'd love to chat with ya.
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Tiger
4 Apr
Has anyone quit a job because of symptoms?
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Turtle
4 Apr
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Turtle
5 Apr
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Deciduous Tree
5 Apr
Hi I’m not 100% sure I have ocd but I’m starting to believe I might. Obsessive thoughts mostly that things your life and cause you a lot of anxiety and I do have an addiction to touching my ear I have to do it constantly
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Turtle
7 Apr
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Deciduous Tree
9 Apr
Having trouble with ruminating on my thoughts lately. I'm seeking treatment would love to chat with someone who relates.
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Turtle
Friday
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Canoe
Sunday
Some of my thoughts are making me feel suicidal
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