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    The reassurance police would like to reassure us that refusing reassurance is reassuring us that we are going to get better. (smile).

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  1. Everyone has anxiety as it’s necessary for survival. It does resolve itself in time.
  2. OCDUK has great resources for finding the right treatment person.
  3. You’ll need to do follow up visits so you don’t backslide.
  4. Don’t look at porn. Solved. Interesting that because it’s a OCD forum people assume it must be because of OCD, in fact there is quite a lot of comorbidity sometimes.
  5. Not having enough serotonin can cause people to obsess. Or too much stimulants, caffeine for example. AM is when serotonin is low, is that when you begin to obsess?
  6. There are a few pregnancy topics you can look at. Pregnancy changes hormones.
  7. When you’re in love serotonin drops & if you have ocd too it’s a double hit. “Serotonin: Scientists think serotonin probably decreases at this stage, but more studies need to be done. Low levels of serotonin are found in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and are thought to cause obsessive thinking. In one Italian study of 60 students, those who were recently in love and those with OCD both had less serotonin transporter protein in their blood than regular (not recently in love) students.”
  8. I went through stages like that. By doing the washing you’re enabling it. The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing was the book I started with.
  9. You know I call is ghost Contamination cause I can’t be sure. Asking for reassurance from your partner if she washed her hands just strengthens the reaction. So one learns to not react.
  10. You don’t know if she touched him or not. I call it ghost Contamination. I begin with the actual germs being seen. As I got more sensitive to germs I began imagining them if there was no physical proof. Which is what is happening for you.
  11. That’s called comorbidity. It’s up to you how long you want to put up with it. Perhaps a good counseling session for all involved?
  12. Medication mutes anxiety so a person won’t feel it. However, once medication is not taken the anxiety returns. Personally I believe that one needs to feel anxiety in order to resolve it.
  13. Actually I’m comorbid for OCD. So CBT & medication are not available to me. Thus I have to think outside the box & come up with ideas for other solutions. The way dash cams work is they begin recording if you hit something. I don’t see how that is a compulsion Lights go on in my room if someone walks by. That’s not a compulsion. My post clearly stated to not return to look as that’s a compulsion. The rest was just an idea. As for your example of washing hands, most people spend about 2 minutes washing so if you can go from 2 hours to 2 minutes that’s an improvement not a disorder.
  14. It wasn’t advice Hal. Saying I would get a dash cam is not advice to anyone but myself. I think if it cuts a compulsion from 2 hours to 0 minutes is worth it to me. Eventually the compulsion fades completely!
  15. If you could do it on your own you would have by now. Getting a second opinion is a good thing.
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