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  1. I feel comfortable with a sponsored eatathon. Like pastries, cakes, chocolate. No preference 😋 id them all with unwashed “contaminated” hands 👐🏻
  2. Storm

    Help with contamination ocd

    Well put paradoxer. As someone who’s experienced ocd surrounding contamination, I can confirm it steals your life if you let it. My world has got a lot bigger since I started cbt jennielouises. I now have the beginnings of a new career and am able to enjoy being a parent. The more you give to the disorder the more it takes from you.
  3. Hi everyone, Thought I’d start a positive post about the unexpected positive consequences you may have gained from turning your back on Ocd. I’ll start with a couple. One of my main issues is contamination, I had many no go areas in my house that it felt almost claustrophobic. Lots of rules of where you could touch or go. How miserable for everyone. But since starting cbt and listening to my therapist and putting what she tells me into practise my house has become so much “bigger”. I’m in a place where almost every area is a free for all (there’s still work to be done) and without extending my house or moving out quality of life has improved. I used to throw so much “contaminated” stuff away and spend so much money on disposable gloves. Now I Dilute my own disinfectant (a person with a fear of germs but also a fear of chemicals, you couldn’t make it up) and re use rubber gloves. Don’t use anywhere near as much hand wash anymore and stopped sticking to the same brands and instead chop and change to keep things uncertain. So I’ve saved money, quite a bit to be honest. And my house is cleaner (not from a germ perspective). Lastly (I won’t bore you all with anymore), my closest friend had a baby a few years back, I pretty much went off the radar. Wouldn’t hold the little one when it was born. But now we do drawing together and play dolls together and I’m one of her favourite people. I’m also starting work in a primary school soon and I could never have done that without the right cbt and listening to my therapist. I owe her so so much if I’m honest. would love to hear what others have gained /the positives from challenging the Ocd Storm x
  4. Storm

    Grammatical Pedantry Syndrome

    Yeah I understand completely, people don’t like to be corrected generally. Especially when they are trying to be funny and get some laughs. It annoyed me that everyone laughed along, the comment didn’t even make sense. It’s just a funny word to throw around. I was ignorant before I knew the true nature of the disorder, it’s probably what led me to go undiagnosed for so long.
  5. Storm

    Grammatical Pedantry Syndrome

    Thanks Roy, juggling many things at once. Just back from a physical tiring shift, the little one is hyper and refusing to go to bed and I need to prep for an interview tomorrow. At least I have some chocolate
  6. Storm

    Grammatical Pedantry Syndrome

    Just realised I commented on the wrong post
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    Grammatical Pedantry Syndrome

    Wasn’t able to say anything, both people v confident and attitude and not been their long enough. Their comment was in relation to liking things lined up/being tidy maybe down the line if I heard these types of comments again I would speak up, although I wouldn’t relate it to me. Mainly because only a couple of people in my life know that I’ve been diagnosed with OCD, not even my parents and it’s a small world.
  8. Storm

    Grammatical Pedantry Syndrome

    I was cringing watching the restaurant scene with Craig and Bethany. I have just started a new job, barely been there a month and have already heard 3 jokes about OCD.
  9. Storm

    Craig in Corrie

    Ah! I saw this too. The tapping method was made to look like it was a quick fix to managing the visual compulsions.
  10. Thinking of you Lostie, you’ve done amazing to get where you are. Look after yourself xx
  11. Storm

    Had a good CBT session

    Might be worth asking if you can record your sessions. i record mine, by the time I’m home and have picked my little one up and done tea time and bed time I would struggle to remember all the points from my session. This way I can go back to my recording when I have some spare time. I make sure I write notes during too. Hope this helps x
  12. Seems like a pretty decent apology to be honest, I like the willing to educate themselves on the disorder. Great work from the charity here in getting the message across. if I saw right, Khloe Kardashians Khlo-cd story on instagram has been taken down too. I think she received some backlash for it last week.
  13. Thanks hope you’re doing ok too x
  14. Yes, I’m currently trying to work through in my head a theme that’s not bothered me for a very long time, and it’s taken me by surprise. i guess that’s why it’s inportant to try to get access to good quality cbt, and implement what we are taught. It’s not the theme that’s the issue, it’s the way we interpret the thoughts and worries that we have.
  15. That’s great! Good luck in your search for a therapist...I’m also from the garden of England