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13 March 2019 - 8:33

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Does anybody else find that when in the grip of an episode and your anxiety is high the intrusive thoughts and doubt feel so real. Then after when the anxiety decreases you can view your thoughts and doubts with more clarity.
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13 March 2019 - 9:08

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Hi, yes this happens to me too, it's hard to think rationally when you are anxious

13 March 2019 - 16:06

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I’ve got a thing where my OCD notices when I feel ok and decides “ That’s enough of that, who said you can feel ok?” And then the doubts and panic kick back in. It’s a bloody curse.

13 March 2019 - 16:52

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I know it's absolutely vile isn't it.
Srb1989 I've read a lot of your posts/responses and you sound very clued up. How long have you suffered with OCD?

13 March 2019 - 20:10

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Hi, I have suffered with it since I was about 5, I am now 29. I have had periods were it's not affected my life but had it worse than ever since November. I had never actually been diagnosed until a few months ago but have always kinda known what was wrong. I have had loads of different themes of ocd so can relate to lots of the posts on here. I am hoping now I am actually having the right treatment, I can finally overcome ocd! I am sick of it ruining my life

13 March 2019 - 22:08

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yes, every time. For me that’s what makes it so difficult to try and not get caught up in thoughts. 

13 March 2019 - 22:15

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If tired, the brain cannot process thoughts properly. 

15 March 2019 - 11:33

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Hey everyone
I'm having a REALLY bad week. My mind is going bonkers. Intrusive thought after intrusive thought etc. What if I harm somebody? What if I already have but can't remember? What if I grope someone inappropriately? What does this mean about me? The anxiety in my stomach churning away feel so sick crying and crying.

15 March 2019 - 11:52

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What it means is that you don't want to do any of these things and never would. If you did, you wouldn't be so upset! People that actually harm other people wouldn't get anxiety, cry or worry about what it means about them- I doubt they give it a second thought

15 March 2019 - 12:38

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Thank you for your reply. I am so full of anxiety I am struggling to just function. I need to pick my son up later and the thought of going out makes me feel so ill. How do i cope at the moment

15 March 2019 - 13:36

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I get anxiety going out too. I get through it by just getting out and seeing that nothing bad happened. Also mindfulness helps reduce the anxiety. I downloaded an app called calm - it's working well, I do 15 minutes every morning and every night

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