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Obsessive compulsive disorder

Do you suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

 

For a lot of people it's helpful to write down and share their story. This open forum is a great place for:

 

  • Getting things off your chest.
  • Reading the stories of peers.
  • Connecting with peers and responding to stories.

 

Read the stories of other people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and share your story.

 


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Story 1 - I used to suffer compulsive disorders

I used to suffer compulsive disorders, but never that bad. I was always walking on certain tiles on the road and counted stuff.

 

At a certain point, my family found out and they tried to help me get rid of it, by letting me know when I did something like that. It was not always nice to hear it, but it did help me.


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Story 2 - Personality disorders, compulsive disorders and depression

I suffer from OCD. That goes along for me with depressed feelings and a personality disorder.

Because of my personality problems and compulsive disorders and depression, I lost my girlfriend. She could not take it anymore. I can see that now.

I got support now in different institutes.

When you have OCD, you really need help to deal with it. At least I do. I am happy I will get it now.


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Story 3 - He did not really realize he had a problem

I was in a relationship for a couple of years with a man that had OCD. He was only eating junkfood and had a lot of little tics for example when opening a door, walking on tiles etc.

Eventually I left him, because I had the idea that he was not going to change. He himself did not really realize he had a problem.

I did not want to suffer from his problems, and I am very relieved that I can think about myself again and not have to be busy with him all the time and the problems he caused.


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Story 4 - Burnout and stress come out in compulsive thinking

I've got a burnout and chronic stress. This comes out in compulsive thinking.

I try all kinds of tricks to deal with this.

It can keep be busy if I really turned down the gas, even though I know I did. Of course I always check this, but before I go out, I always try to recall the picture of myself checking it, to reconfirm that it's really ok, but then I'm never 100% sure.

Then I wonder if it's really ok, and I feel insecure. I know it's only thoughts, they come and go. That these thoughts do not influence the truth, but why does it never feel like that?

As soon as I get the pictures again, I try to distract myself, think positive, accept it, let it go, tell myself it's only thoughts, etc.

I know I should let go, but something inside my head keeps repeating the pictures to reconfirm again and again. It makes me tired and sometimes I don't know how to deal with it anymore.

Are there other tips I could try out?


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Story 5 - A great clip

I found a really great clip to help to take yourself with humor :-)


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