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gurl2134

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So I got a call from my doctor saying I need an ultrasound for my liver, my levels are off. They’re doing a test for hepatitis b. I’m scared because i didn’t use safe sex practices in my past, and I got two tattoos. I keep getting worried about what if they’re was another person I had sex with that I don’t remember doing it with. Like what if I cheated on my boyfriend and I don’t remember doing so. I’m scared. I love my boyfriend so much, I can’t imagine myself doing something like that. I’m so nervous about this test. I’m pretty sure if I ever slept with someone other than my boyfriend I would remember it. I read that sometimes people with ocd will make themselves believe they cheated or did something wrong when in reality they did not. I need some validation. Any thoughts?
 
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I think it sounds highly unlikely that you have cheated on your boyfriend and forgotten about it! Its not something that happens very often to people and they would have to have something other than OCD wrong with them.

As for your liver, did you doc not say anything to you about what it could be? My brother, for instance, was put on Statins and that sent his liver spiralling out of control. It could be something you have been put on that is affecting it this way. I think there is no shortcut to waiting and seeing what the results are. I appreciate this is about not being in control and that worries you excessively, but the way to get back control is to try to be as still in your mind as you can be and let the feelings come but wash over you.

It might be an idea to practise a little mindfulness. There are great things on the internet on it but here is a simple little exercise that could get you started:

 
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