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Worsened OCD since COVID vaccine announced?

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L1F3SUCK5

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Hi,
So since the announcement that there’s been some vaccines developed for COVID-19 I’ve found myself a lot more anxious than I was before. Not only that but I’ve found my OCD is a lot worse and is getting worse too. I am pretty sure it’s because I’m petrified that someone from my family will get it and something really bad will happen to them before they can get the vaccine.
My parents are both Pharmacists so they are and have been working on the frontline, I have a younger sister and she’s in secondary school, it’s just me and my brother at home. So my OCD is very active and keeps telling me that they will get it and they will die.
Is anyone else experiencing the same thing?
 
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As I am sure you know, worrying about the what if won’t help one way or another, though I know the obsession to do so. Are all your family taking the necessary precautions about COVID? Can you talk to your family about these feelings? This might help. Are you seeing a therapist? And what do you fear about a family member getting Covid? That they might die? Might be a opportunity for some self reflexition about why this bothers you so much.
 
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As I am sure you know, worrying about the what if won’t help one way or another, though I know the obsession to do so. Are all your family taking the necessary precautions about COVID? Can you talk to your family about these feelings? This might help. Are you seeing a therapist? And what do you fear about a family member getting Covid? That they might die? Might be a opportunity for some self reflexition about why this bothers you so much.
Yes, my mum and dad both wear Masks and use hand sanitiser and wash they’re hands regularly. My sisters school won’t let them wear masks and some of the children and teachers there have caught COVID. I’m under a CMHT (community mental health team), I’m waiting to start RO-DBT in a couple months (was pushed back 3 months because of COVID). Yeah, I’m really scared they’ll catch it and get seriously ill or die from it.
 
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