Advise needed

6 December 2018 - 9:08

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Hey everyone. So things getting on top of me at the moment. At the moment I'm feeling pressured as I'm sure a lot of you are with christmas coming up, the kids expectations, my son is doing his GCSE mocks but doesn't give a s**t so that's causing tension. I had a really bad relapse 2 yrs ago and I still don't feel like I've properly got better from it.
Anyway the last few weeks I've been getting a lot of intrusive thoughts about the past. I'm stuck in that 'what if ' I did this or 'what if ' I did that scenarios. I feel like I've got constant noise going on in my head. I have been coping ok and still managing to function as normal. But today it's all got to much. I feel overwhelmed with anxiety, I've had a big cry. I've got so many doubts rattling round my head, even though I know it's all crap the need for certainty is so strong. I just want some peace .

6 December 2018 - 16:38

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Eat properly, no stimulants, get lots of rest & exercise. 

6 December 2018 - 23:45

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Thanks Orwell. I must say all your posts I have read sound full of good advise. Are you completely recovered?

9 December 2018 - 17:05

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Hey all.
So trying to keep it together but have a few questions going around. I have an intrusive thought about what if I've ever had sex with my brother in law. The more I analyse this ( I know I shouldnt) the more an image builds in my mind. I have spoken to my husband, he's so supportive and has dealt with me and OCD for years. I even spoke to my brother in law TWICE who also was very helpful and assured me we have never had any sexual contact. ( I know I shouldn't seek reassurance) But still the doubt persists.
How can a person without OCD be seemingly certain of things I cannot.
I asked a friend of mine who likes a good drink when she goes out and regularly cant remember getting home if she's ever worried that she's done something she shouldn't. Her response is I would know if I did. How is it that she can be totally comfortable with that and yet I even with confirmatiin from others still doubt. I feel guilt even when there is nothing to feel guilty of.

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