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OCD in the form of thoughts anyone?

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Anyone deal with OCD in the form of obsessive compulsive thoughts? What sorts of thoughts do you struglle with? Is it debilitating for you or can you function through them? What do you do to cope with the thoughts? 

I have a ton of ridiculous thoughts! I constantly think a sheriff is going to come to my door and kick us out of our home (we are in a rental home and up to date on rent, I am just being ridiculous). So I freak out every time I hear a car door and even worse when the door makes a noise form the screen door hitting it or the bell rings etc. Ugh. I have some thoughts that are so debilitating, I am afraid if I say them out loud that they will happen. Like I wanna tell my therapist so I can learn how to cope through the thoughts but am afriad if I do, they will wonder why I even have those thoughts and then those thoughts will come true. I am convinced everyone hates me. I am also scared that I am killing myself because I am overweight (I weaigh 250lbs) but I have 0 motivation to work out because I am sure everyone will be disgusted by me and make fun of me. I am convinced that everywhere I go, people are whispering about me. I have more, but there's some. It is to the point I don't like leaving my home. I am even jumpy when my phone rings, I have a panic attack. 

*I am seeing a therapist and on meds*

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 27, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:43 AM

I don't have OCD but when I am depressed or manic, especially manic I have racing thoughts that seem so real and logical at the time but when I look back at it after the fact it's all delusional. 

When I am depressed, all my thoughts turn negative and the only thing I can do is to tell myself to think things out rationally and without any judgement.

What does your therapist say?  have you ever tried DBT?

by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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 I don't have racing thoughts alot but i do suffer from depression and anxiety. and when my drepression the poster said above...all my thoughts turn negative and i have to try and talk my way through them

by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Sorta when my husband wa sill and taken i ended up having cps involvement now any time i see a black car i frea the worker had a black suv i gues sthats more paranoisd tho

by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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I also have thoughts. I am on meds and will start to see a therapist soon. I try to tell myself these thoughts are not me. They don't serve me and therefore I should just ignore them. They still come, but I am trying to not them undo me like they used to.

by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Yes and No I guess  when things get to be too much for me I will slip away into my own little world where nothing can bother me. I mean I will still take care of my kids and stuff around the house but mentally I am somewhere else. Then I have thoughts where if i do this *this* is going to happen and then ill have an anxiety attack. I swear I wouldnt wish this on my worst enemy.

by Group Admin on Feb. 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

 i would def. tell my therapist about these. they may need to put you on some different meds. i have paranoia and i take risperdal and it helps. that sounds like what you are having.

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 4:05 AM

I know almost exactly how you feel. I even get ocd about the way i pray. you just have to realize that everything is okay and just calm down. but id for sure talk to ur therapist though

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 4:34 AM

I have OCD in the form of overexercise. I have an intense fear of missing a workout and have to do the exact same wokout on a daily basis to not have anxiety attacks. Yes, it controls my life, my husband's life, and what kind of a mother I am to my kids. It is a very depressing and isolating illness. I am on meds also but the compulsions and voices are so strong the meds only help me be in a good mood. The anxiety meds just make me tired.

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 7:17 AM

During my last pregnancy I was constantly paranoid about one of my neighbors wanting to come cut my baby out. I'd wear loose things before I got really big so they wouldn't notice I was pregnant. Once when I was 8 months along, a neighbor told me I looked like I was about to pop that baby out and I was like "No, unfortunately I'm not due until..." and when I got in the house, I couldn't stop beating myself up for telling him that and I called my husband at work bawling over what had happend. He was like "STOP. He doesn't want our baby!" Lol

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 12:53 PM

I have this problem a lot; I'm terrified that my boyfriend would rather watch porn than actually be with me. I don't know how to change it and I feel so helpless. :(

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