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  1. I

    Help me, I feel I'm dying. ROCD

    First, sorry for my English, I'm not native speaker. Here is my story. I've been dating with my girlfriend almost 4 years ago. She's an amazing woman (we're 24, almost 25); I've lived a lot of adventures by her side; she thought me a lot of things and an amazing way of living life. I was her...
  2. Ocdthebuginmybrain

    Does harm OCD have to be physical?

    So I posted a question on a Facebook group about harm OCD. I feared for 20 years HIV. I know this is contamination OCD but I think it was also harm OCD. The reason I say this is because I didn't fear for myself, I feared I'd catch it by some irrational way and the fear was then spreading it...
  3. N

    After 40 Years, Finally Got Diagnosed. What the Hell Do I Do Now???

    Hi All, My new medicine has made me feel like a new person. My diagnosis has made sense of decades of confusion and therapy that went and didn't help me understand myself very much. Then my doctor makes an observation, I agree to go to yet another psychiatrist, he gives me a questionnaire...
  4. U

    Do I have "clumsiness syndrome" ?

    I have a problem with coordination and that's why I have a problem with counting, maths and driving. I am also a slow learner. You can read about my condition here in this thread. Really lost and worse, I'm unemployed I decided to start a new thread here instead of asking this question there...
  5. U

    Really lost and worse, I'm unemployed

    How do I begin? To cut the long story short, I have been diagnosed with OCD in my teens and I am now in my 30s. The OCD is not the bigger problem however although it disrupts my life. Ever since I was 9 I had poor coordination. I could never play sports properly and got told off(read yelled at)...
  6. TroubleinParadise

    OCD & Delusions

    Hi all, How do you cope with delusions as a result of deep-rooted anxiety being brought to the surface? How do you cope with the fact that you're aware that you're not rational? How do you keep yourself from 'acting out'?
  7. A

    Hi 👋

    Hi, I have bipolar 1 and my partner has ocpd. Both of us has just come to accept that changes need to be made, so here I am.
  8. H

    Hey y'all

    Hey. As my username says, I'm a hot mess. Ive suffered OCD anxiety and depression for at least a decade now and I'm only 25. I've having trouble lately finding reasons to keep living. Reasons to keep fightin. My main ones are God and my babies. Ocd has destroyed me. Changed me into someone I...
  9. A

    Advice to Help my Partner w/ OCPD

    My partner of 15years has always liked things done a certain way but we never thought it to be much of a problem. He cleaned, worked hard and was great at budgeting. But about a year ago, we moved. He couldn’t find a job, so I went to work. Him having control over the house and children has sent...
  10. TroubleinParadise

    Fear, the puzzle piece that creates complexity

    I write this as nothing more than food for thought. I also speak as someone who was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder. I, as this person, think that early-undealt with fear may be the root cause of anxiety. Wait – hear me out. I am correct in stating that everything starts somewhere...
  11. F

    Clomipramine (Anafranil) Withdrawal

    Hi all, I've been on 150mg of Clomipramine for about 16 years for OCD and need to go off of it at least temporarily or I may find another drug this time in the SSRI family to go on. But the side effects over these years have been pretty bad and long story short, here is my situation: I went...
  12. TroubleinParadise

    The Burden of Obsession

    Hey everyone, I'd just like to share my experiences with you guys - I'm curious to hear your thoughts. I find myself constantly on edge, in the sense that relaxation is an impossibility. If I am busy I am a lot more 'relaxed' in a sense. I never truly feel calm, and I find it hard to enjoy...
  13. L

    Intense obsessive fears/paranoia about somehow hurting someone

    Hi, I've been dealing with bad OCD recently to do with an intense irrational fear that I will somehow become violent towards someone. It rationally makes no sense, as I have no desire to do this - although I definitely don't express anger/negative emotions in a healthy way and it gets bottled...
  14. S

    OCD sex life

    Hi, im a male 20 and am severly anxious cos intrusive thoughts are ruining my interactioms with girls. I see myself as a,man with a,lot more to.offer women than average men hence why women approach me alot. however to begin i get thoughts racing about false sexual.ideas amd get shy or if im.ol...
  15. TroubleinParadise

    The Power of Proactivity

    It's quite an empowering thought isn't it? I am a firm believer that proactivity is key to mental health improvement. Like I noted in my first post "Practical guide on How to Manage OCD", I am not building theories out of thin air - this is the testimony and experience of someone who was...
  16. S

    OCD for 1.5 years

    Hello all. I have been suffering with a very strange OCD for one and half years. I used to suffer from ritualistic behavior when I was younger, arranging, hand washing, rapid eye blinking, but I was somehow able to get over it. Without getting into too many specifics, I started having intrusive...
  17. S

    New here

    Looking for advice in how to help a friend who has OCD. I'm in a difficult situation.
  18. TroubleinParadise

    Practical Guide on How to Manage OCD

    I write this in hopes to provide practical advice to those who may be afflicted similarly. I have been struggling with obsessions and incredible amounts of anxiety ever since I was a wee child. I’m not going to tell my story. I’ll give you some background however. Structure, order, nitpicking...
  19. R

    Terrified if I'm attracted to my mother, or if it's just OCD

    I'm taking this medication (MAOI) called Nardil which affects your libido. It's been hard to masturbate. I've had urges, but I can't release. Sometimes I'm at my computer for 5 hours. This morning, I had another session which lasted 3 hours. At the end, I started thinking of my mother when she...
  20. R

    New and I may have OCD

    Hi! I have noticed symptoms of OCD this past year. I haven’t been diagnosed or seen anyone about it because of the cost. Starting at around the beginning of the year I feel like my brain and how it works started to change drastically. I keep getting fears of something going wrong. Many thoughts...