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!
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.
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.
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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You cannot change the weather, you can only change how you react to it.
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.
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. 👍
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.
'Never be a prisoner of your past. T'was a life lesson, not a life sentence'.
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.
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. 👍😊
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
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
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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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!
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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My dad just hit a deer so ya I think you guys understand how a ocd brain processed that.😔
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I feel so gross
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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
Hi, I need help or advice regarding OCD..
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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Having trouble with ruminating on my thoughts lately. I'm seeking treatment would love to chat with someone who relates.