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Obsessive Googling

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ocdsucks

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Hi,

I’ve never been to a therapist so I haven’t been diagnosed but I’ve had OCD tendencies for about six years now. The intensity of it has fluctuated but recently, it’s become a nightmare. I basically have to google EVERYTHING. It started with celebrities that I would hear about or see on TV shows or movies and for whatever reason, I just had to google them and do a whole background search on them. Why? I don’t know. I am also constantly obsessing over the way I look, searching various topics to find out if I am considered attractive or not, (I don’t know if that makes sense, but yeah) Just recently, I began searching about serial killers which is horrible because I hate everything to do with them and don’t want to read about them, but my mind tells me that i HAVE to do it or else I won’t be informed. Even after I think I’m “done” searching about a particular serial killer, my mind tells me that there’s still more I have to look up about them. I also have that weird number sequence obsession which I have to search everything four or eight times. I can’t eat, can’t sleep, I have a constant nervous feeling in my chest that I can’t seem to shake. I’m aware I might need professional help. I don’t know how much longer I can do this.
 
Mayflower7

Mayflower7

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Hi,
Welcome to the forum,
I would seek the advice of a therapist or a psychiatrist.
Hope you get better very soon.
 
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Rogue7

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I too Google all the time, mostly my symptoms, but I Google serial killers to try to figure out if I'm becoming one myself (I have harm ocd). The anxiety builds and I need to research just to make sure I won't do anything bad. I hope you get help xx
 
Eleison

Eleison

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I obsessively Google in relation to my worries of the time. But so far I've managed not to this year - I know that's only 5 days, but it's a start!
 
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