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Pure ocd is crippling me...

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Ocdsufferer100

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So basically these sexual, harm (dismemberment and others) and also cannibalism pure ocd intrusive thoughts thoughts are directed towards friends and even loved ones. I spend most of the time nearly throwing up, wanting to cry, self harming. Things I’d never do as I love them so much. I can’t cope much longer i feel like I’m losing my mind every second of the day. Please help me
 
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Hopeful313

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Hi @Ocdsufferer100 and welcome to the forum.
That’s horrible to go through and I am so sorry.
Remember that you are not your thoughts. You are too aware of your thoughts and you recognize those thoughts are irrational which should give you a sense of security that you will never act upon them. Don’t give those thoughts too much attention. Even people who don’t struggle with any mental issues have intrusive thoughts but the difference is they ignore them quickly.

I recommend you see a specialist soon. Don’t be afraid. They can help you. I was suffering from the same problem. I was prescribed Escitalopram and it helped me within days. I also see a therapist once a month.
There’s a medication special for POCD. It’s called Luvox. Ask your doctor if they can prescribe it for you.

I hope you feel better soon and stay strong.
 
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Stay strong man - ups and downs are to be expected with this. I find that I have days which are wonderful even with the thoughts - and terrible days, again with the thoughts.

Mental illness is tough, but we're potentially tougher. You can do this. :)
 
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Mister_Fabulous formerly BetaMale

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So basically these sexual, harm (dismemberment and others) and also cannibalism pure ocd intrusive thoughts thoughts are directed towards friends and even loved ones. I spend most of the time nearly throwing up, wanting to cry, self harming. Things I’d never do as I love them so much. I can’t cope much longer i feel like I’m losing my mind every second of the day. Please help me

Have you tried medication for it?
 
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