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Hello, I'm Amelia and i suffer from severe OCD

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My OCD is the kind that makes your mind go on repeat mode over and over again. My mind is like a prison. I get stuck in my head thinking about anything that is bothering me. When I'm not thinking about problems, I am scared the thoughts would come back. I also have a problem with germs. I take multiple showers, anything falls on the floor... I can't pick it up because the floor is dirty. I just want to feel mentally normal. I am sick of it all.
 
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Hi Amelia. Welcome to the forum. Do you get any help for this?
 
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My OCD is the kind that makes your mind go on repeat mode over and over again. My mind is like a prison. I get stuck in my head thinking about anything that is bothering me. When I'm not thinking about problems, I am scared the thoughts would come back. I also have a problem with germs. I take multiple showers, anything falls on the floor... I can't pick it up because the floor is dirty. I just want to feel mentally normal. I am sick of it all.
OCD is a tough affliction, it can be brutal on your ego. Are you seeing a therapist to try and figure out what sets off your worst symptoms? Regular therapy is important. Also, there are medications which can ease-if not cure-your compunctions.

I had bad OCD when I was younger, it seems to have abated more recently. I don't know why. I suppose you are a regular watcher of episodes of 'Monk', the OCD cursed detective? I can relate to some of the things he does, I used to do them myself.
 
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Hi amelia and welcome to the forum please feel free to look around and post whenever you can I am sorry that you are feeling down please keep talking on here
 
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Hi Amelia. Welcome to the forum. Do you get any help for this?
I don't. I went to the therapist and found out I have OCD, but never went back for medication or follow up appointments. I have trouble trusting people to talk to about my problem. I tried dealing with it naturally without a doctor or medication, but it does not seem to be working.
 
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OCD is a tough affliction, it can be brutal on your ego. Are you seeing a therapist to try and figure out what sets off your worst symptoms? Regular therapy is important. Also, there are medications which can ease-if not cure-your compunctions.

I had bad OCD when I was younger, it seems to have abated more recently. I don't know why. I suppose you are a regular watcher of episodes of 'Monk', the OCD cursed detective? I can relate to some of the things he does, I used to do them myself.

Hello. I saw a doctor to find out what is wrong with me two years ago and found out I had OCD, but never went back. Never took any medication for it. I have been trying to deal with it without medication, but it is not working. And never saw the show monk. I have heard of it though. Had no idea the character had OCD :)
 
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Hello. I saw a doctor to find out what is wrong with me two years ago and found out I had OCD, but never went back. Never took any medication for it. I have been trying to deal with it without medication, but it is not working. And never saw the show monk. I have heard of it though. Had no idea the character had OCD :)
Watch it, it's funny. Tony Shalhoub plays 'Adrian Monk' the OCD afflicted detective. His daily struggles with a long list of phobias, anxiety as well as compulsions is pretty accurate.
 
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