Can OCD do this?

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Hello, 

I was wondering can OCD confuse us so much that we no longer know what we want or feel? A couple of weeks ago when HOCD started I was completely sure of what I wanted and knew I was straight. However, now I am just confused I don't know if I like something or not I doubt everything I say or see. Can OCD do this? As soon as I say I don't want something my mind fires back and says that I do. 

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Hello,

Sorry to hear you're struggling with this. I'm actually going through something very similar except I obsess over my gender identity instead of my sexuality. To answer your question, yes, when my intrusive thoughts first started it was easy to see that that's what they were. But as time went on it got harder, and I became exhausted and confused with battling my own brain. Try and let the thoughts wash over you without latching on. Easier said then done, I know. You're not your thoughts, try and remember that.

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25 September 2018 - 16:11

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I’m dealing with the same thing. When I first got intrusive thoughts I knew what I felt about them (most of the time) but now I don’t even know... I don’t know what to feel. And I’m just googling symptoms of feeling empty and not knowing what to feel etc.. which just causes me more stress because now I think that I might have BPD, schizophrenia, I’m a psychopath and just an evil person. So... yeah. That sucks. Hopefully I will get some answers from my therapist about these feelings. I just pray that it’s nkthing else that ocd. 

25 September 2018 - 16:52

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Ocd is just our warning system deep in your brain. It doesn't make you gay or straight.

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