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Religious and magical thinking OCD

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Becca3

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I remember once I made a gaming account which had the 666 number between the numbers ID, and I basically freaked out and had to make a new one and struggled a lot to come with any username I could agree with, luckily the second attempt didnt come with these numbers ID.

The fact is that If it would be before my major depression I would find it cool, which makes me believe our current emotions play a big role in all this.

I believe we shouldn't worry about harming others with something we didnt intent to. Let's suppose that there is a magic that could harm people with numbers. I believe something so powerful would be guarded and probably have a safe lock so it couldnt be uses by mistake to hurt others. So by believing it can happen also think about the odds of existing another force keeping them safe from it and keeping you safe from what isnt supposed to harm you or them
Thank you Johannesg...it doesnt make logical sense, but neither does ocd!
Btw I have been doing research on that number and it seems that it just means the ma
Didn't see anything. Not sure what 'quote' does tbh.
😶thanks
 
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Thank you Johannesg...it doesnt make logical sense, but neither does ocd!
Btw I have been doing research on that number and it seems that it just means the ma
😶thanks
Every bit helps...
 
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johannesg

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Thank you Johannesg...it doesnt make logical sense, but neither does ocd!
Btw I have been doing research on that number and it seems that it just means the ma
😶thanks
We know OCD doesn't make logical sense in our minds, so maybe finding illogical answers can also help to fight the intensity of our feelings that we believe to be irrational
 
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StavroulaP

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Hi there all! Im so glad to be here but Im sad that it has taken such desperation and fear to do it. Does anyone suffer from these 2 forms? I hate the number 6! I have to do repeating rituals constantly. Anyone?
Hi, i have exactly these two forms of ocd, an example: I make an order, then I think if I thought of some specific words that have to do with the devil and death during the process of the order (I generally don't remember if I thought these words or not) and then i think that I have to cancel my order, in conclusion i think that the thought will transfer into the object of the order, I know it sounds insane
 
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StavroulaP

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Hi, i have exactly these two forms of ocd, an example: I make an order, then I think if I thought of some specific words that have to do with the devil and death during the process of the order (I generally don't remember if I thought these words or not) and then i think that I have to cancel my order, in conclusion i think that the thought will transfer into the object of the order, I know it sounds insane
What's your opinion on that?
 
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Dandelions102

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Hi, i have exactly these two forms of ocd, an example: I make an order, then I think if I thought of some specific words that have to do with the devil and death during the process of the order (I generally don't remember if I thought these words or not) and then i think that I have to cancel my order, in conclusion i think that the thought will transfer into the object of the order, I know it sounds insane
Sorry pal. That stinks😞. I dont do that but I do things similar.
 
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Becca3

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What's your opinion on that?
It sounds just like the things I do, StavroulaP. If I think something bad will happen when I'm driving past certain numbers or even if my anxiety is up, I have to repeat it until my mind is not thinking the bad thought. Its impossible and painful. Im so sorry...
 
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StavroulaP

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Do you do erp for these? It's the gold standard for fighting ocd, i also hate the number 6
 
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Becca3

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Do you do erp for these? It's the gold standard for fighting ocd, i also hate the number 6
I have not done Erp...do you see a doctor for this? This also makes me so paranoid. Im so afraid my husband will leave me. He deserves more...for that matter, we deserve more...
 
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StavroulaP

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Yes i see a doctor and we are doing erp, i see results, my friendly opinion is to find a therapist and ask him if he does erp, i think your husband will understand if he truly loves you, you don't deserve to live this way, i understand you because as i said I have exactly these two forms of ocd and it's very exhausting to live like this
 
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Hello Everyone! Becca3 and StavroulaP, I have the same problem like you. I avoided certain numbers and i transfer negative thoughts onto things i buy or do. I mean that if i think something negative while i buy or try shoes, that shoes will be unlucky. I mostly overcomed the fear of certain numbers, but that number you mention remained. The intrusive/negative thoughts bother me the most. Because when I try to do some work at home or anything else - bam bad thoughts appear instantly. I know that is bull**** and i know that i cant realy control events by avoiding numbers or black cats. My brain is like DANGER DANGER, so i cant help it...
That is very brief description of my OCD.
I'll start therapy soon.
PS I am sorry for my bad spelling and my English. :)
 
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StavroulaP

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Wow I'm surprised, i thought I was the only one who think that a thought can transfer into an object, an example: yesterday i wanted to buy a cellphone, but in the morning i thought some ocd thoughts, specifically images and i thought that i can't buy the cellphone the same day i had these thoughts, if that makes sense. Finally i decided to not trust my brain and bought the cellphone, i think that was an exposure and i made a good decision
 
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Yes you have made a good decision. I think exposure is the way to deal with this stuff, but only in baby steps for me. I like all kind of optics and I really wanted to buy a spotting scope. I chosed one by specs but it had number 13 on the box and this was a problem for me, and I was very dissapointed. My gf told me "just buy it, that number means nothing. If you dont like it I will use it." So I still use it after a year and I'm glad I got it cuz number 13 doesent matter for me now. :)
Btw I trigger my bad thoughts when I check for them. So avoiding them doesent work. We need to convince our brains, that they are just a thoughts and nothing more.
 
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