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ashipinharbor

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  1. What are some of your favorite books about OCD? I want to add some to my "to-read" list 😊
  2. Fluoxetine saved my life, but it could be the opposite for you. That said, I wish you the best of luck!
  3. Both of those statements are classic OCD. I used to be in your shoes, so I know how scared you are, but you're not a pedophile. You don't suddenly become one, either. Paraphilias are set in stone by puberty. You would've known ages ago, and without any doubt. Also, thoughts are not indicative of moral character. We don't control them, and we don't need to assign them any meaning. Now, your brain is going to trick you, as OCD is stubborn like that, but I promise you that I'm right. This is all the reassurance you need. Don't do what I did, and post about every thought, seeking comfort. Reassurance, for someone with OCD, is akin to saltwater to a parched sailor. It feels like salvation, but it kills us. What you need to do is let the thoughts pass. Treatment-wise, CBT is the best form of therapy. SSRI's can also help you. You're ok, and recovery is possible.
  4. What I always went to, when my OCD was at its worst, was calm music/this forum (especially with a nice bath). Knowing I wasn't alone helped me so, so much. Another thing that helped was sitting outside/taking walks (exercise, and being in nature, help calm the body down). My anxiety would always be there when I woke up, so I'd usually do one of those, early in the day. At the risk of sounding cliché, breath exercises, and mindfulness, really do wonders against anxiety.
  5. For what it's worth, I don't try to disprove my psychosis. I believe that you have OCD. I wish you the best of luck in finding someone who can help.
  6. Thanks, y'all ! I'm hoping that I can reach people who are where I was, bcuz no one deserves that
  7. I'd say about three months, at most, maybe? I have to admit that I started messing around with drugs, for an unrelated reason, soon after, so my memory of starting it isn't great.
  8. For the first time in forever, I had some intrusive thoughts, that were accompanied with some worry, and focused on sexuality. Unlike how it used to be, however, I was able to disregard them, and carry on. It's so wild to me, how ill I was... that I lived like that for almost two years... I've been on fluoxetine since December of 2018, and it's saved my life. I'm so grateful for medicine, y'all. I can't imagine where I'd be without it.
  9. Is polarbear's movie out? If so, is it available in the states?
  10. I've been on fluoxetine since December 2018, and I haven't noticed any weight gain, that I can attribute to it, either.
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