- Dec 10, 2020
- Washington D.C
Thank you so much for taking time out of your day/night to answer my many questions. I appreciate more than you know. I’m trying to not seek reassurance because it’s like my brain will rack my memory to find something else to obsess over once I get over the last one. This is probably my third of fourth bout of anxiety/ocd. I think what would really help is if I was also diagnosed with ocd. That way I could put into perspective as a disease and not ME. I think my doctor agrees that I have it but I haven’t really gone into depth with him how I need to. I may show him these posts when telehealth is over. I have these fears that I’ll never be able to live a normal life because I am attracted to my family or a pedophile. Kind of like my worst fears. I just don’t want to listen to everyone and the disease facts that say my brain is basically trying to play tricks on me, I want to think that I am this crazy person because it’s better than potentially lying to myself.No. That's what anxiety is. An irrational fear of something that is unlikely to happen. The article I read that helped me said to accept the thing that causes anxiety could happen then you are able to see it rationally. If you can't do that then it might be best dealing with it in therapy.
Thank you so much for your responses, now and in the past. Whoever you are, I hope more peace and happiness finds you in 2021.