Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - peer support forum
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.
Overview of stories
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.
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.
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.
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?
I found a really great clip to help to take yourself with humor :-)
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