October 20, 2021 at 10:14 am #387572
You are welcome, alesha. I wish you a long-term relief from this obsession very soon!
anitaOctober 24, 2021 at 2:43 am #387748
I was just wondering if there was anywhere personally I could contact you to talk about something? I started my period again Thursday and I don’t know if it’s to do with my hormones again but the attractive thing has all kicked up again, if there was anywhere I could talk to you personally then let me know and if not I’ll explain on here. many thanksOctober 24, 2021 at 4:57 am #387749
You and I can communicate only here. I hope that you are not here again to present your obsession to me (your mental itch), asking me to reassure you (to scratch your mental itch). Are you?
anitaOctober 24, 2021 at 8:37 am #387752
I wasn’t going to talk about that much. I started my period again on Thursday and ever since then my anxiety has gotten so much worse, I worry about the littlest things and I started worrying about stuff like, what if I die in my sleep and things like that, I don’t know if it’s natural for things like that to happen as I’m suffering bad once again with my period, or if it’s part of OCD…
aleshaOctober 24, 2021 at 8:51 am #387753
Reads like your anxiety level goes up when you get a period. Anxiety is what’s behind OCD, so anxiety and OCD go together like peas and carrots (but not in a good or appetizing way!) Maybe you should see a medical doctor.. ?
anitaOctober 24, 2021 at 9:57 am #387754
my mums just booked me an appointment to have a consultation about my anxiety. Thankyou for your advice again!October 24, 2021 at 10:46 am #387758
You are welcome, alesha. Please let me know how the consultation goes!
anitaOctober 27, 2021 at 3:04 am #387845
Ive not got an appointment with my therapist for tomorrow, as the doctors think it is OCD and therapy is the best way to relieve it, I feel better now I’m going to get help because I know I made it an obsession for myself, and I also know it is OCD as it runs through my family and before this I had OCD and I still do, where I have to count what I do and do things in a certain order, thankyou so much for your time!!! Looking forward to my road to recovery
aleshaOctober 27, 2021 at 3:22 am #387846
I meant now!! Accidentally put not!October 27, 2021 at 7:48 am #387848
Good to read that you have an appointment with a therapist tomorrow, Thursday, Oct 28. Make sure to attend it. It may be a good idea for you to type out on paper what you need help with: your symptoms and experiences, and take that paper to the appointment. Maybe the therapist will find such paper useful.
Also good to read that you recognize that your questioning of your sexual orientation is an obsession, and indeed your family and personal history of OCD symptoms, such as counting and doing things in certain order, are relevant: something to tell the therapist (and type on that paper I suggested).
Also, very good to read this: “Looking forward to my road to recovery“- I hope you post here about your road to recovery. I would like to read about it!
anitaOctober 27, 2021 at 8:39 am #387849
I definitely will because I know it’s not just me who struggles with this. I actually came across a site with other individuals who suffered with HOCD, and their story was almost exactly like mine!! I was shocked how many other people suffered with it as I never heard of it before. I can’t thank you enough for your help though and for putting my mind at ease until I got help professionally.
aleshaOctober 27, 2021 at 8:48 am #387850
You are welcome. Be careful with the HOCD sites.. they are filled with young people who obsess about the same topic, and if you get into the habit of reading and posting in those sites.. that’ll be yet just another Compulsion (the C in OCD) aimed at seeking reassurance. Try to fill your time with other things not related to your obsession, best you can.
anitaOctober 28, 2021 at 7:41 am #387875
I’ve just come back from my therapy and my therapist basically said the same, it is fuelled off my anxiety and OCD. he has given me some mindfulness things to do and things to calm my anxiety, I’m also going to see about maybe contacting a psychologist about it and get help for my OCD.October 28, 2021 at 8:21 am #387878
You wrote that you saw your therapist today (“my therapist”): why are you not continuing therapy with your therapist? And what is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?
anitaOctober 28, 2021 at 9:02 am #387879
My therapist specialises in EMDR, would he also be specialised in dealing with OCD?? I’ve got another appointment to see him but I didn’t know that they specialised in OCD too!!