17 May 2017 - 7:53
Hi folks. I joined a couple of weeks ago but have felt a bit shy about actually posting something.
I am in my 30s and have had OCD since I was a child, although the way it affects me has changed over the years. I used to do a lot of counting and checking rituals. I couldn't put anything away as I had to fold things over and over but I've learned to resist that one.
Now I mainly feel anxious about things being in the wrong place but one thing I've always had is problems with writing and having to do it again and again. I also sometimes have to run through lists of things in my head. They're not intrusive thoughts but the actual compulsion, not sure if that means it's pure O.
I'm on the waiting list for NHS therapy (can't afford private) and at the moment I'm just focusing on coping with the anxiety really.
Pleased to meet you all.