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  1. This is good Nikki. I don't really have much to add but one thing that has helped me (might be an ACT principle?) is "lead with values" so how can you get on with your life and what's important right now? Unfortunately I think that might mean taking OCD and anxiety along for the ride. Keep going you're doing great πŸ‘
  2. This is a really helpful summary thank you @BelAnna
  3. If it makes you feel any better I accidentally touched a public loo seat last week πŸ˜† This isn't meant for reassurance but twelve months ago this would have completely freaked me out. I washed and sanitised my hands (too much maybe?) But I was able to move on with my day. Yes I was reassuring myself for a few minutes so by no means OCD free but I could let it go which was amazing!
  4. Hey Nikki, I can't really offer any advice but you are not on your own with this. My current "theme" is entirely different to yours but so much of how you describe your intrusive thoughts, feelings, reactions resonates with me that I could have written it myself just with a different worry. Take care
  5. Go for it with the therapy and ask about the medication, you deserve to get better. I saw a post early on in the pandemic where someone with OCD posted how she had had the realisation that all her contamination behaviours pre pandemic had not actually been needed. So completely turning on its head the idea that Covid normalises these rituals and safety behaviours. I probably haven't explained it very well but I hope it's helpful. For me I am hoping everyone keeps up the increased handwashing and cleaning etc post pandemic πŸ˜‰ πŸ™„
  6. I thought it was deeply unhelpful. Fair enough reiterate the message about washing / sanitising hands but not helpful to mention specifics!
  7. The thing he said about things other people have touched? Yeah I heard that. Such a difficult time.
  8. Hi all I'm just curious as to whether this is of relevance for OCD sufferers? Thoughts welcome!
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