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LC286

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Hey everybody. Been a little while since I posted.. but unfortunately a couple months ago I had a relapse and I am really struggling hard..

I just cant get by how real OCD feels sometimes.. it makes your worst fears seem like they're coming true.. i am having such a hard time these last couple days and not sure what to do.. just looking for a bit of support. I start CBT tomorrow and am not currently on any medications.. last year when i had another relapse my drs tried to put me on an SSRI and I had really bad side effects. Mostly that my thoughts seemed auditory.. I was only on it for a couple of days which I know isn't enough time for it to really work but I couldn't even get through the first couple days.. it made me so nervous, and panicky and the fact that it was making my thoughts seem auditory scared me enough to come right off of it (after telling my doctor of course).

I'm just so lost on how to get through this relapse.. my OCD is centered around the fear of going crazy and harm.. I have such a strong fear of going crazy sometimes I really feel like I'm about to.. I know I can't ever go crazy off of OCD, but idk.. I cant stop myself from worrying about it.. So lost and exhausted from battling this :/
 
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Foxjo

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Hi
Sorry to hear you are struggling.
I dont suffer from OCD as such so not much help to you im afraid.
But i wanted to acknowledge your post.
Hopefully some members will come along with some helpful advice.
Hugs
Fox
 
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hicks

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Don't lose hope. OCD is something that can be managed, providing you get the right treatment, from the right therapist for you.
 
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