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Hi All,
Not sure if I should even be on this or if what I have or think I have or do is enough to warrant being on here so apologies if it’s not.
I’ve been suffering with anxiety for a few years, and maybe even OCD but I don’t know if it’s severe enough to be called that, I worry about everything, quite literally everything.
I can’t leave the house or work without taking photos of windows, doors plugs turned off everything locked, I do this because when I’ve gone back to check I haven’t believed I’ve turned something off or locked a door so I find it I take photos I can go back and look at them later so I’ve got evidence that I’ve locked the door turned a plus off so I can’t be blamed if there’s a fire or a break in, I’ve just had to get a friend to drive me to work (I don’t drive) to check I turned the taps off and I can’t be blamed if there was a flood and the equipment got ruined Im not worried about whether I’ve locked the door properly to work and set the alarm properly, it gets to the point where I can’t leave the house unless my phone is charged and I can take photos.
If I go out drinking I have to take photos every time I go to the toilet to know I’ve been to the toilet to know that’s where I was when I wasn’t with friends I try to write everything in my notes because I don’t remember the night when I’ve had a drink and worry I could have cheated or insulted or gone missing with someone, so now I try not to drink and write the time and what I’ve been doing in my notes, I’m not sure if this is just me being dramatic or if other people have the same problem too? I think about things for days and weeks after always having to add to my notes or check the photos or videos over and over, is this just me? Am I just being dramatic?
 
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Hi there and :welcome: to the Forum. You are in the right place.

No, I don't think you are being dramatic. It is OCD ish to take the pictures and worry and all. They have counselors for this, you know. A counselor is better than taking pills for this. You could get considerable relief from this prison you've inadvertently created.
 
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Hi and welcome to the forum! :welcome:
You are in the right place definitely.
I would advise you to look into CBT (cognitive Behavioural Therapy) which can be really helpful for you.
Also have a look around the forum, you will find you are not alone.
Keep talking
Hugs
Fox
 

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