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OCD False Memories - driving me nuts!!

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blythegirl

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Argh... I've been experiencing false memory after false memory over these last few months, to the point of calling up friends and asking them whether stuff actually happened.

The most frustrating thing about it is that some things I can't be certain about because they happened/didn't happen 4 or 5 years ago... I wish someone could just say "it didn't happen, you're okay"..

I suppose I just want certainty, which I can't have. It's unbearable.

Anyone else experienced this? I don't want to go through the 'themes' of these false memories because they really get to me.
 
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Purple Chaos

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Hi blythegirl and welcome to the forums.

Sorry you're having problems with false memories. I've never come across it before but can imagine how confusing and worrying it must be. Hopefully others will have experienced this before and may have help and advice for you.
 
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Hi Blythegirl. I have a similar sort of problem - it's either a case of thinking I've done something a certain way when I haven't or forgetting whether I've done something altogether!
 
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Njguy71

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Hi Blythegirl I too suffer from false memories. Sometimes they seem so real and cause great distress. The worst part like you mentioned is that you cannot gain certainty about your worry. It's impossible most times to prove something that did not happen. I just try to remind myself that I have ocd and nothing I have worried about in the past has come true.
 
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DaveP

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Ive started experiencing this, or just noticed it, and its not cool. Some little things, but a couple heavies too. Not sure now whats like actually in there anymore. Ects pulled my time/date stamp reader on stuff.
 
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