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  1. GP said that in my area they are looking at anyone with SMI for council tax purposes and prioritising them, but I appreciate it may be different from area to area.
  2. Unfortunately OCD alone isn't a factor that will give you priority for the vaccine, unless it so severe that you get SMI council tax discount - severe mental illness, but it is unusual to get this alone for OCD, it's normally for a diagnosis of Schizophrenia or Bipolar.
  3. Hi Findingmeagain, you should absolutely have the right to ask for someone to attend your meeting, but unfortunately they can decline your request if they want to, but they need to have good reasons for this I think. Have you tried asking them why they are declining your request in more detail? Why do they think it's not appropriate for a GP to join the call who has your interests at heart and is a professional? It might be because they are a professional? Have you tried contacting an advocacy service? There are many charities out there that can help and it is much harder for the request
  4. Yesterday morning I woke up and had surges of panic and anxiety. I ended up spending twelve hours carrying out my OCD compulsions. Had a good chat with Mum about my worries. I feel I either have to pick between self-harm or carrying out my OCD compulsions. I need to find a third option. Going to think of things I can do that I enjoy just for those times where I feel like this.
  5. Hi Angst, thank you for your comment. I will have a look into it. I haven't spoken to any autistic charities about the exclusion of therapy, so that's another good idea to talk to them too and get their views. Cheers.
  6. Thanks Caramoole. True! Mum thinks I need to reduce the amount of cleaning and be kinder to myself. Yes, I am thinking about that and am replying to her lovely comments now. IAPT won't take me on because they don't deal with people who have autism and / or other 'challenging mental health behaviours and problems'. Cheers.
  7. Hi Caramoole, thank you so much for your lovely message - it's so kind of you to reply. Thank you, yes, I have managed to cut out some of the compulsions as you say. Thanks! Good idea about the realistic goal setting. I am either everything or nothing. My brain is telling me I'm a bad person for picking my nose or for not getting dressed straight away etc. Who says this makes me a bad person? Me. Thanks. As I say, the NHS seem to think my OCD is autism and have removed my diagnosis of OCD. I know you're not a professional, but it surely must be OCD? I have been told it's OCD
  8. Hi everyone, I am really struggling with my OCD at the moment and tend to go through good periods, and really bad periods of OCD. My OCD revolves around feeling like I'm a bad person and contamination. I feel like I am a gross person for getting up late, for example, or for not doing any work and the only way to get rid of these feelings is to carry out cleaning for twelve hours. After I feel so happy, for a short period of time, and I have so much motivation to carry out tasks such as getting up early, studying etc. This is all great until I get up late one day, or have an argument
  9. Looks really modern and smart, as GBG said. Thank you for taking time out of your Saturday to update the forums.
  10. Literally was about to write the same. Hi bjork, sorry you struggle with all of these problems too, but you're not alone.
  11. Happy New Year! :) 

  12. Merry Christmas all. :) x

    1. gingerbreadgirl


      Merry Christmas Alex :) xx

    2. daja


      Hope you had a good one Alex

  13. Hi buddy, no worries at all. Sorry, wasn't sure if you had tried The Student Room before, yes, I agree. I will reply to your PM now.
  14. Hi buddy, I'm 25 and went to University a couple of years ago, but had to leave due to OCD and Autism. I now live alone in a flat and feel very lonely as I don't have many friends either. I was adopted too. Would be great to talk to you if you want? The Student Room is also another good place for students to connect. Alex
  15. Sorry to hear your trip was cancelled, sending you virtual hugs! I live alone too and will be here on Xmas Day too as Cas24 said. We are here for you buddy.
  16. Yesterday I was really struggling, so getting up and out of bed at 8am today is more than a good enough achievement for me. (Sorry if it sounds to others as not being an achievement).
  17. Love the idea of this thread - thank you. Sounds like you achieved a lot yesterday - well done! Today I did two loads of washing, mopped the floors, cleaned bathroom and had a proper shave.
  18. No worries. I personally haven't come across this if I'm honest. It's true that if it's OCD, then it should respond to treatment - ERP. If it's really just ASD by itself, then obviously ERP won't work. There was a really good seminar recently that took place at OCD-UK annual virtual conference this year, where a therapist talked about the differences, and it's really hard to work out the difference as there is a lot of ASD symptoms that look like OCD, and vica-versa. Hope that helps.
  19. Hi buddy, I have Autism and OCD and ERP has worked well for me?
  20. Hi, I am not sure what your question is, but wanted to send you hugs and so sorry to hear you have Covid. I hope you feel better soon! I understand about not having your familiar options, could you try using candles that smell of the outdoors as an alternative?
  21. Hi BM94, thank you so much for your lovely comments, really kind of you - thank you. It sure does. No, that's a really good point. It's like the US elections? I can't control who's going to win tonight, so I may as well not worry about it, rather than watching the news all night and making predictions and getting absorbed. Is that a fair comparison? Thank you for letting me know I am not alone in experiencing dreams of OCD - sorry to hear you have experienced this too. Thank you. Every day something goes wrong, it's life as you say! Thank you so much BM94, it's about
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