I've been having ocd symptoms

12 August 2019 - 22:02

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I've been having really bad intrusive thoughts for about 2 months now and they just dont go away, along with rituals/compulsions. I've had the rituals/complusions for about a year now but never thought much about it, the thoughts came out of nowhere and the thoughts are what bother me the most. Some days it calms down but they just keep on coming back. I went to a psychologist and all he asked me was if i washed my hands alot or checked if the doors are locked and i said no, so he said he didnt think i had ocd. And im scared because i dont want these thoughts, i want them to go away but they wont. I keep having dreams about the thoughts too. These thoughts are really hurting and disturbing me. Im scared to think that these thoughts are actually mine and i just keep on getting worse. Does anyone maybe have any advice on what i can do? To know if i really do have ocd? I would appreciate it very much!

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Unfortunately the only way is really to see a doctor. There are lots of things with same symptoms of OCD. There are quizzes and things but wouldnt be good way to do it.

The shrink you saw seemed to be a bit untrained in OCD if they think washing hands and checking is all there is to it. Did they discuss the compulsions you have and did they mention what they thought it could be?

15 August 2019 - 23:01

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Hi! Thank you for commenting. Yes, i told him only some of my compulsions. Some that i told him about was how i have to touch certain things a certain amount of times or something bad will happen and i have to touch the door a certain amount of times too whenever i go inside the bathroom and leave, i have to touch my phone a certain way before i sleep and make my bed a certain way but he said to just stop and i'll be fine and told me to exercise and get busy but that doesnt help me at all. He told me that it was all emotional/stress and to stop doing the compulsions, that i would be okay. But everytime i try to stop doing one it turns into something else. Some numbers that are safe change, etc. And i still get the same fear of something bad happening if i dont do the compulsions right every time. It's also getting worse as the days go by. He didnt even give me the chance to explain ALL of my compulsions and worries because he told me right away that its just stress and nothing more. And for my intrusive thoughts, all he said was to stop thinking so much and do something to get my mind off of it, but it doesnt work at all.

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Sounds like magical thinking & Get Right OCD.  

Knowing what it could be makes it a lot easier.  Both of these respond to OCD therapy not talk therapy. 

17 August 2019 - 0:57

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thank you for commenting should i try to find someone who is an ocd specialist? It's making me really emotionally drained and the intrusive thoughts have convinced me that im a horrible person and i would really like to get help asap but i dont know how to go about it

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