28 November 2019 - 16:12
Hi, I'm new here, hoping to get some advice regarding talking to my parents about OCD.
So, I am almost certain that I do have OCD; I've been consciously performing compulsions for over two years, and retrospectively have noticed some compulsions which I did, without making the link to OCD, when I was young. For me, it especially revolves around checking things multiple times, and tapping things/ blinking at things until it 'feels right'. I can get very stressed when it takes a while to do this. I also worry about things excessively: it's taken me a while to post this.
I hate having to do all these compulsions. I know that I wouldn't feel compelled to do them if I didn't have OCD; still, I'd feel better knowing for certain, and getting a diagnosis, if possible.
However, I find it hard to talk about this because I know repeatedly blinking at my alarm clock whilst repeating the time in my head doesn't sound too normal! I would need to talk to my parents if I wanted to see my GP, as they (still) make my doctor's appointments for me. Any tips for how to do this? Or the best way to get a diagnosis?