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Hey Amanda, I'm still reading your note...one sec
Alright thank you
You hit the nail on the target: you have OCD
The good news is that it's very treatable if you're willing to get help. No one wants to be locked inside of the mind of an OCD sufferer.
Yeah I pretty much figured that a long time ago.. I haven't really wanted to "get checked" because I'm nervous to get put on meds.. I don't want that at all..esp. when I'd like to get pregnant sometime soon
The obsessions that you can't escape aren't real....it's part of a chemical imbalance that keeps a loop going on a thought.
There are meds you can take while pregnant, and your doctor can talk to you about them......most OCD sufferers don't want to be on meds...it's yet another thing to obsess about, but..
once you're on the right med & dose, you won't obsess anymore.
Let me give you a good link on it...
Is it wanting to get pregnant that triggered this episode? It seems like when we made that decision I started obsessing over these things.. or have I just always had it?
Thanks.. I think I have been on that website and every other website I could possibly find lol
OCD is an axiety disorder....its something that waxes and wanes over time and will lock onto different things. You've developed it at some earlier point, but probably always had the propensity for it.
yes.. exactly! And I just feel "crazy" my husband doesn't understand it and I know he doesn't deserve me always accusing him of things that I know he didn't do.. I just can't seem to help it
Honestly, meds are the answer. You'll be free. Then you can learn some CBT techniques to help with your thinking patterns so that you don't develop new ones.
that link didn't work.. I tried to open i
In the mean time, try to understand that feelings aren't facts. He can't make your inner demons go away, but meds can
You have to copy & paste it. The mayo clinic one?
either one of them.. I did copy and paste both of them
odd...I have both of them open right now and they're working.
I like that.. feelings aren't facts..
perhaps you've got the http twice
Alright... I tried it again and they worked
OK. My best to you. See the doctor and you'll feel better.
Is it normal of OCD to come in "cycles"?
Yes, it's normal for it to come and go during times of stress. If you would, please fill out the feedback form after accepting. I appreciate this opportunity to help you out today. If I can be of further service to you, just put "for Anna" in the front of your new question, and I'll be the one to answer it.
The reason I'm asking is because I feel anxious all the time but I obsess over things in waves.. not like I obsess over touching door knobs all the time or anything
'yes...it's an underlying anxiety disorder that morphs into OCD during stress. OCD is an anxiety disorder at it's roots. The Mayo site has a great one on that ...General Anxiety Disorder.
Alright.. thank you!