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Hi has anyone had any experience of the above?
I think it is also called metaphysical contamination.
Where something feels contaminated by thoughts/memories.
No actual dirt or germs but a similar feeling.
 
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hi Olb :welcome:

yes I get that. might be linked to being an empath

I hope you find the forum helpful

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Thank you. I have this problem where I believe any objects that were in a car I drove many years ago and hated became contaminated. I threw away many things but still some remain (a flooring in my parents box room, some folding chairs at a relatives).
I feel dread and anxiety when I come near these items. If someone else touches these objects and I’m there I try to avoid them touching me.
If clothes become contaminated they can’t be washed only discarded.
This has gone on for years and I can’t find a way of resolving it.
Any ideas?
 
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oh yes I used to be like that, well I can be a bit
but since having medication and counselling
that isn't so much of a problem for me now
 
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Thanks Zoe, could I ask what helped you stop thinking things were contaminated?
Exposure therapy alone worries me.
Lu, thanks x
 
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I think maybe the meds mainly

I've not had exposure therapy and I don't think I would
 
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Do the meds stop you thinking things are contaminated? Or do you still avoid things but just worry less?
 
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its like its turned down the volume of it
 
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Thanks did it stop you avoiding anything or stop you thinking certain things were contaminated?
 
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yes its much less now. I used to carry a toothbrush and toothpaste with me
in case I picked up any bugs
and I had always cold sores round my mouth
 
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