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  1. Artmuzz

    Not getting awarded PIP

    I went for a face to face assessment in January and just a couple of days ago I received a letter telling me that they can't award me PIP. The horrible woman that I seen at the assessment wrote nothing but lies about me and because of the lies she wrote I got zero points. I suffer severe...
  2. Bedsocks

    Is this all that will be?

    Sleeping and taking medication. Trying to eat a balanced diet and look after myself. Washing and ironing. Buying food, eating it and taking the rubbish to the bins.
  3. J

    Always Feel Dirty and Can't Get Clean- Any Help?

    Hi everyone! This is my first post here and anywhere about my problem. I feel quite confused about this odd pit of despair I fell into the past couple years in my 40s and maybe someone can help me in some way. I wash my hands over and over again and feel almost every move I make gets me dirty...
  4. P

    Worried about washing

    Im worried I never did the washing and everything is dirty and got urge to throw away clothes airers and worried everywhere the clothes are contaminated the drawers ect and raidaotor. Now the washing was mostly wet and I’m sure there was less powder but this hasn’t been enough to reassure me...
  5. Zardos

    OCD-ish Forced Me Out

    I just went out... And its Saturday.. i don't normally go out on weekends.. Too many people... I've been having a rough few days.. i got pissed on Vodka earlier in the week, and have been paying for it ever since... I didn't sleep at all last night.. i found a site that shows Louis Theroux...
  6. F

    Irrationality and psychosis

    How much do you think they are connected or unconnected? For example one of the reasons I don't wash much, aside from forgetfulness and lack of motivation, being somewhat irrational. The irrational part being if I don’t bath much then I won’t change clothes much and the washing machine will...
  7. A

    The RAIN

    :woohoo: It's just started raining heavily after a heatwave lasting a week, I find it so oddly calming sitting with the door open and listening to the pelting of it. And the smell too, I feel like it is a medicine or a relief for the emotions I've had recently, like it's washing things away...
  8. K

    having some troubles.

    things have to be perfect. i am obsessed with perfection and order. this makes me struggle at work as i don't achieve my targets because of my compulsive checking, correcting and basically focusing on every unnecessary detail, which takes a lot of time and gets me in trouble. the thing is, i...
  9. O

    OCD best gloves for cleaning & advice

    I have OCD and one of my main problems is touching things and having to wash my hands this is worse when I know what I'm touching is dirty so of course gloves! However my doctor/ dentist gloves break a lot when cleaning and the normal washing up gloves aren't long enough and after one use they...
  10. C

    2+ hours to shower *TRIGGER WARNING*

    Hello, * I've had OCD for as long as I can remember (currently 25).* Throughout my life my obsessions have changed from one thing to the next. It started with Intrusive violent/sexual thoughts when I was in grade school, then being completely obsessed with my significant other's past...
  11. Shelter_Skelter

    Hello from Scotland

    Hi all. Nice and not so nice to be here :-) Having a particularly bad spell and thought this place might help. I also hope to help others when I can. I'm male, late 30's and have had depression/anxiety to varying degrees over the last 20 years or so. At the moment I'm struggling so reaching out...
  12. valleygirl

    I want to be one with the river

    I want to be one with the river to feel the cool waters wash over me through me refreshing me washing away my sorrow and pain cleansing me of hurt and all the wrongs I have done I want to be one with the river to feel its power and gentleness to be soothed enlivened healed
  13. Meeckle

    Negative when busy.

    Is it just me, or is there anyone else who gets bombarded with negative thoughts and memories when they're busy doing something mundane, like washing dishes, hoovering etc? It seems that as soon as my mind wonders when I'm doing these things, especially washing the dishes, my mind always seems...
  14. D

    Just so unlucky

    Im not supersticious, but i cant help but wonder if my bad luck is down to being born on a friday the 13th. Im probably just looking for anything to pin it on. But jeez, it literally is just one thing after the other. I keep telling myself that you can only go so far down before things start...
  15. K

    are these depersonalization symptoms?

    Yesterday was bad. I sometimes have these episodes where everything feels like a dream. The world gets this surreal quality and it causes me to panic. I literally had a 3 hour panic attack. Usually I'm really good at working through them with breathing techniques and talking myself into a calm...
  16. cpuusage

    Lack motivation & functioning

    Just can't be bothered with anything. No real drive to do anything. Dunno how much is medication &/or condition? Probably a combination of factors. Flat is very dusty & a bit untidy. Am not eating enough - Not washing regularly.
  17. C

    Coping With Flashbacks

    Ideas for coping with flashbacks Tell yourself you are having a flashback and that it is ok and very normal in people who were traumatised as children (or as adults). Remind yourself that the worst is over – it happened in the past, but it is not happening now. The “child” inside you who...
  18. katya

    Housemates are shocking

    T, who's been my "best friend" since I was 15, has taken a "lol, bwaaa, get over it" attitude towards my mental health of late (I was raped at a young age and he knows this). We've been living together for the past few years. It's been myself, my boyfriend (A), T and T's boyfriend, L...
  19. D

    baby help!

    So I'm a new mum of a 2 month old baby girl called. She was born at 36 and 5 days which I guess isn't worst case. she's been ill from the star. Let me clarify by saying I mean the sickness bug, then a cold and now all the crap is sitting on her chest so she's coughing and spluttering. The docs...
  20. cpuusage

    Secrets of life

    "Sometimes you hear stories about a ship that was believed to be lost at sea with all hands. And there was sorrow in the streets and mournful faces in the homes. But one day the ship showed up in harbor, sailing in with flags flying, and the crew on deck waving to those on shore who had heard...