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  1. I've landed here as I'm frustrated with the system and don't know where to go! *'**very long and possible trigger*** I've been suffering on and off with Ocd in varying degrees of severity for the past 25 years...I tend to get bad... Have some sort of CBT/therapy and then get better and then 5 or so years later it creeps up on me again and I repeat the cycle. My last lot of therapy was really good... Unfortunately about 10 years later after a stressful period it has snuck back in... All techniques I've learnt and try to use the 'OCD' suddenly has a reason why they no longer work. Ive tried to work it out myself for the past 3 years... Refusing to give in, but that failed and I gradually got worse. I am now at the point where I'm adding probably 2-3 hrs to my day with avoiding things/washing etc. I cant function normally and live in a very small part of my house where it feels clean and safe. I cant go out without considering every option and possible scenario and how I would handle it. I've not let Anyone in my house for thr last 2 years and am now living in a house that drastically needs a roof fixing etc. I went to the doctor who told me to self refer to the local cbt charity... Which I did... 10 online sessions later (Im a little better but no great improvment) and I'm told 'that's it, times up'... The therapist tried his best but he just didn't know as much about Ocd as I did and my OCD brain had an answer to all his techniques! I was then referred to Cmht... 3 months later they get in touch (I've got gradually worse in this time) and asked me a few questions and referred me again to a primary care facility for Ocd. I explained that the times before that I had had sucessful treatment it had been secondary care with a psychologist but apparently didn't meet threshold now... Despite the fact it affects all aspects of my life. I'm now stuck... I need help and dont know where to turn... I feel like im going round in circles and gradually getting worse... Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Yours (appreciative but frustrated by NHS) Buttonheart x
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