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  1. You do not need to live this way, I have been where you are in the worst place ever. It sounds as if you suffer from Pure O, intrusive thoughts. Let me first say that they have no reflection on you. They are just thoughts! Thoughts cannot hurt you. I once heard a great. Quote from a Psychotherapist that helped me saying "The more you think the deeper you sink". I'm not a therapist or a counsellor but am hoping to be one day. Have you heard of ERP? I would say this is a good place to start as opposed to CBT. This will help build your confidence. People with OCD are in the bracket of being of very sensitive nature and when we get a spike I.e thought that triggers the uncomfortable anxiety it heightens our sensitivity (this makes us hyper sensitive). Hypersensitivity then leads to nerve endings becoming more alive, you become more conscious about inner body and outer body feelings you experience, this can lead you into a false sense of security and indeed make you panic when you are in an uncomfortable situation. Be careful not to get stuck in a trance and stay involved. With the thought( known as brain lock). Observe yourself when you are obsessing realising what you are involved in then refocus your mind immediately. Doing this will help create different neuro pathways in the brain, I.e changing habits. I hope this helps. God bless.
  2. Creating new neuro pathways is the key to success and once applied it too can help alleviate stress. We have to be kind to our mind as it helps keep our hypersensitivity aligned. Exposure prevention is important to mention as it increases our frustration tolerance giving us a whole new dimension. Thoughts and feelings can be misconstrued, but believe me when I say the have no reflection on you! Brain lock can be hard to undo but by observing our impartial spectator we can learn to tell it to shoo. By being able to Refocus and keeping our senses alive, gives us the ability to keep our subconscious mind archived.
  3. I will try and make it I have a friend up there I might be able to stay with
  4. CBT is fine but you need to get to the core belief, and from previous experience CBT doesn't really cover resolving this issue
  5. OCD what does it say about me? It says I am a thinker and it keeps me from being a drinker. At first it was really hard to bear now I am really able to share. I used to feel stuck in a constant nightmare which caused me quite a scare, Giving me no option but to say prayer after prayer. OCD says nothing about you but you must learn to tell it to shoo. You may ask yourself why has it happened to me? I just feel like jumping out of a tree! Well let me provide an explanation to your fixation. The brain is a completely unrivalled muscle but it's willing to have a tussle. In what way you say? Knowledge! knowledge is Power you just have to show it hour upon hour. Learn about the brain and how it works then together we will beat OCD, even if it hurts.
  6. Oh NS hang in there. It's time for you to start to rewire your brain. It can be done! Never fear my love God is with us all.
  7. Hello ladies I just want to say from being a father of two girls, that I feel your pain. I have suffereredd with OCD now for the past 6 years. I am also on citalopram 40mg + 10mg Clamophraphine. My thoughts seem to be well under control nowadays. We have a condition that affects the most sensitive of people that is why we are so fearfull of our thoughts and that we might act on them. My therapist told me that Your child is the safest with you than that of someone who does not suffer with OCD. This I found hard to believe at first but over time I have come to recognise how true this is. My main problem is controlling alchol consumption knowing that I should only drink in moderation. I have other severe obsessions around HIV and past child hood memories. Keep talking it helps
  8. I did get my self on the straight and narrow for a while but have just gone around in a full circle. Alcohol is a demon to me and my OCD.
  9. Having split up with my fiance, after a very rocky relationship. I decided to act like an idiot and get drunk. Now I am feeling as low as can be. My anxiety has stepped up a level and I am beginning to feel really vulnerable. I have today moved a few things out of the home we shared and am staying with some friends. I know I shouldn't let it get to me but it is. So much has happened lately and now I have to deal with the alcohol come down. Please help!
  10. Hi Sounds very similar as to what I was going through a few years back, are your family supportive with your condition? I found the more to try not to react to your thought/obsession the more you want to do it, is that the case? OCD can be such a crippling condition and you are doing well to recognise that you need help in your journey of combatting it. Do you have a pschiatrist or do you just see your GP? Do you have a therapist, is he/she practicing CBT with you? I take it you find it very hard to concentrate at work, do you mind me asking what you do? You need to start eating better getting the correct amount of sleep and try to get some regular exer size this will all help to make you feel better. When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as "euphoric." That feeling, known as a "runner's high," can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life. Whilst getting excessive you are not obsessing, try it. Let me know how you get on I know it's hard to get up and do anything but help yourself, put your iPod on and get out there! I really feel for you cos I know what a dark place you are in. Good luck bab.
  11. Leigh Ask your therapist about undertaking an imagery session with her? I really think this will help
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