Post # 1
I would like to share something with you Bees.
I have made posts here, venting about various problems I experience. Most thought I was making this stuff up and that confused me, because this has been my reality for so long. Not only does OCD just affect an unhealthy obsession for order. A common theme of it can be overwhelming, horrible intrusive thoughts that have no ground in reality. And you can fixate on these things for days, even going so far as to avoid outside situations because you think these thoughts indicate who you are. I experienced this A LOT when I was little and a teenager and let me tell you, I am surprised I made it through. It was hell on earth. But the point of this post, is not to stir up arguments, but to in a lot of ways thank this community. I took an OCD assesment test last night and scored a 30 (12 is high possibility for OCD) and my heart sank when I saw those results. The lightbulb went off. I know that the test should not at all take the place of a psychologist, but this was a big step for me. So, thank you all for your honesty because I truly think without it I wouldn’t have accepted this. Especially when I have been this way pretty much my whole life and everyone just says “oh that’s just her”. So, thank you and I am sorry if my posts upset anyone but ultimately the responses were helpful.
Post # 2
overmylimit88 : I hope you can take this information and get some help for yourself. I don’t have ocd but I do have gad. Getting help has given me control over my life. My anxiety does not dictate my decisions or actions.
You can take control of your life and learn how to manage your ocd, I hope you take the leap and start getting help
Post # 3
overmylimit88 : I am glad you were able to acknowledge this. I have dealt with OCD my entire life (intrusive, horrible thoughts) and I know how far it can take you down. A lot of people think OCD is just cleanliness/organization, but it has so much darker sides. Good luck to you.
Post # 4
overmylimit88 : wishing you all the best OP. I think you will much happier and have better relationships with others if you pursue this avenue and seek professional evaluation and help. People in real life who know you well are probably very used to your ways but they probably don’t see or know the real impact all this plays on you. Good luck OP and I hope you find a happier path ahead.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2019 - City, State
OCD is very real. Now hopefully you will be able to get some help with it. People struggle everyday with it. It consumes them in their everyday life. Now that you have come to terms that you have it go to a therepist and talk to them, see if they can help you. Your life can be so much easier for you. I am glad this site was able to push you to the point where you reconized it. Now you know what you need to do. Goodluck Bee
Post # 6
Glad something clicked for you. Here is to you remaining you, but also growing.
Post # 7
I have mild OCD, anxiety, and depression that comes and goes. A combination of therapy and medication is what works for me. I don’t have compulsive behaviors but I do have obsessive thoughts and actions.
I hope you are able to see a therapist soon and start working on a treatment that works for you. Good luck, Bee.