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7 December 2014 - 14:50

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            Guys I had been hiding this fear of mine from u all. But now the fear is taking a toll on my health. Few years back I was diagnosed having OCD. My fear was, well I dont have courage to talk about it even now. Ok I will say it, I have a fear that I am in a lecture(where there are lots of students) and what if I Fart? From then on I always had this obssession what if I Fart. So I started avoiding going to classes, then I started avoiding public places. I stopped going to playgrounds, gardens, theaters, libraries. I confined myself in home. Whenever a situation appeared in which I had to go outside, i used to go to toilet many times for taking precaution that I should not fart. now even I am afraid that when I go to toilet somebody is hearing my fart. First after taking the tablets I used to feel good. But now even after taking medicine I am not in control of my fear of farting. When I ask my doctor how to deal with the situation he says just fart, but I say doctor I fear of farting. even then he insists do it and that is the only solution. Now I am even scared to go out. And I am getting fever nowadays. My health has started deteriorating. I think I would rather die, but I wont fart. Somebody please help me.

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This post has been thanked 1 time. 7 December 2014 - 17:12

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Well... then that is your main obsession.

Your doctor is probably wants you to get exposed to your fears like in response-prevention therapy.

If nothing helps maybe, i would ask for medication to help through this. At least so you can get some of your life back.

I like this book(freedomofocd)

Youre not alone man.

cheers,

kiri

This post has been thanked 1 time. 8 December 2014 - 15:41

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Hi there,im gonna b strait with u i know its affecting ur health but there is only 1 way to deal with this -FART!!!!! snd stop being silly!!!! YOU are punishing YOU and only YOU can stop this seriosly wats the worst thing that can happen?
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Hi Helpseeker,

I understand that this can be a very difficult and embarrasing problem especially in some cultures where "breaking wind" is seen as very offensive as it was and still is here in the UK throughout most of society.  I don't know what medications are available in India over the counter at pharmacies although in the UK there are things available that may help, so all I can suggest is to see a pharmacist assuming they are as readily available as they are here.  Another option may be to consider your diet.  A diet rich in fruit and vegetables can produce more wind, however, it is more important to consider the all health aspects related to a change of diet.  The only other thing you can do is to try to control the urge to break wind by holding back and breaking slowly so as to prevent any noise while the wind escapes.   While this may result in some detectable aspects of breaking wind but as there is no sound it is difficult if not impossible to detect who broke wind.  And finally, if you do break wind and others realise that someone has then just look around and look as surprised as others.

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Hi Helpseeker

I tend to think, it's sort of good to desensitize the issue if you can. I know it tends to be seen as rude but lets think about this in a different way, lets try and make it less troublesome. Try to pay less attention and if it was to happen let it go don't hold it as this tends to be worse for our health.

9 December 2014 - 15:11

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Hi All of you,

Thanks for the suggestions, but I will specially try to dav that I am not acting silly. In OCD everybody have obssessions which appear simple to others but difficult for our own. You cant say just Fart. That hurted me a lot. Moving on, Nirmod u gave me a suggestion to consult a Doctor, Nirmod I request u to list any Doctor in UK who will help me and find my solution through webcam and chat. I am telling u this because there is more awareness of OCD in UK. Even though I am taking a treatment in India. But really I am very upset. I know its silly. in OCD everyone knows that their obssessions are silly but even they cant overcome it. Dav I was really hurt by ur comment.

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Hi i was just being honest my advice is good
Dav

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What makes it ocd? What is your compulsion?

6 October 2017 - 11:03

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My compulsion is I always go to the washroom as and when I am afraid of breaking the wind. But I know it's natural but cant help. I wonder I am the only one who faces such a problem. What a weird problem !!! But guys I cannot help. Please, somebody, help me out. I am going mad. I feel dizzy by this very thought every now and then. My doctor also says that the only solution to this problem is exposure and response prevention, but I cannot expose to my fear.

guys, please help.

 

6 October 2017 - 13:02

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People fart.its healthy.you prevent your bidy to fanction normally.start by doing it privately.what do you think will happen if you do it?you can avoid some food and drinks that cause more gas the days you go out

6 October 2017 - 14:55

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The real question is why you are letting others have so much power over you such that the fear of embarrassment is controlling your life.

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