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Kirstie

OCD-UK Member
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About Kirstie

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    OCD-UK Member and
  • Birthday 02/02/1984

Previous Fields

  • OCD Status
    Sufferer
  • Type of OCD
    Contamination, Checking, Intrusive thoughts and Hyperresponsibility.

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Scotland
  • Interests
    Shopping, listening to music, concerts and reading.

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  1. Well done Emma to you and your son! You are doing such a fantastic job! Kirstie :original:
  2. Such terrible journalism! Very sensationalist!
  3. I just saw this! Thank you Snowbear!
  4. Hi Sheffielder Have you spoken to your doctor or a therapist about your eating concerns? If not, I really would recommend you going to speak to someone about this. I know it's tough but it's just to enable you to get some help and support. You are not alone with this. Best wishes Kirstie
  5. Hi Emleela Are you getting any help and support from your GP about this? Such as a referral for CBT? I have came across other people with OCD experiencing this, so you are definitely not alone with this. Please feel free to post anytime. Everyone is very helpful and supportive here. :original: Best wishes Kirstie :original:
  6. Hi Uppy65 Welcome to the forums! :original: Sorry to hear you are having a rough time just now. But you are doing all the right things in terms of seeking help from your GP and seeking treatment which are all positive steps in the right direction! You may wish to post in the main OCD support forum which is busier. The community here is very supportive and I'm sure many people here will be able to relate to your experiences. Best wishes Kirstie :original:
  7. Hi CarrieAnn Welcome to the forums I'm sorry to hear that you are having a tough time just now. However, it is positive that you have been referred for CBT. It is very frustrating waiting on an appointment for CBT to come through. Though, in the meantime you could consider taking a look around the main OCD-UK website where you will find a variety of information about OCD. There are also some self help books which you may want to take a look at, two particularly good ones are: Brain Lock and Break Free From OCD. They are available to buy here :http://www.ocdshop.com/index.php?cPath=1&osCsid=770d25086f63c73a14b0d79f20a722da or you may be able to get a copy from your local library, Feel free to post in the main OCD support forum which is usually a lot busier. Stay strong. Best wishes Kirstie :original:
  8. Hi Anon I hope this has eased a little for you. You are doing great, keep going! I'm ok, thank you for asking. :original: Kirstie :original:
  9. Hi Anon How are you feeling now? It is really tough and often feels like one step forward and two steps back. But you are exactly right, that's what we have to do to try and fight the OCD and get through this. Keep going. Stay strong. Kirstie :original:
  10. Hi Miranda You might find this link useful: http://www.ocduk.org/what-causes-ocd This section may relate to your question: Kirstie :original:
  11. Hi Lauren :original: Welcome to the forums I can relate to this, and you are certainly not alone. One of my OCD symptoms, I used to experience, was having to repeatedly check out in the hall whenever I went to bed to check that no-one was there. I knew rationally that no-one was there; but I was terrified of there being an intruder. It got the point where I was getting little sleep so I sought professional help. I know it's hard but I would recommend seeking help from your GP. Your GP can refer you for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT is the most recommended treatment for OCD. Some people find this GP icebreaker sheet to be useful to take along if you decide to see your GP, You can find it here: http://www.ocduk.org/ice-breaker There are also a variety of self help resources available. You can find some of these here: http://www.ocdshop.com/index.php?cPath=1 Take a look around the main OCD-UK website where you will find a lot of useful information about OCD, accessing treatment, self help resources etc. Best wishes Kirstie :original:
  12. Hi Johnny Is there any way you can register for a GP at all? Your local GP Practice could help you with this. The most recommended treatment for OCD is cognitive behavioural therapy and to get a referral for this you would need to see a GP. However, some people do choose not to pursue treatment and try to manage the OCD themselves. There are self help resources (books, articles etc) available that are useful. You can have a look at some of the books available here. http://www.ocdshop.com/index.php?cPath=1&osCsid=42a3752cab9fe527a8ed304f253951c9 or you may be able to get a copy from your local library. The book 'Brain Lock' is a popular one, as it has some techniques you can try in your own time. However, if you find you are really struggling and having difficulty coping, please do consider trying to register with a GP to enable you to get some more help and support, Best wishes Kirstie :original:
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