Intrusive thoughts

29 September 2018 - 9:47

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Hi guys
So I have this recurring intrusive thought about what if i touched someone inappropriately. The 'event ' happened in the June but the intrusive thoughts didn't start till the August. I have periods of time where it doesn't bother me and it's clear it's OCD but other times it bothers me a lot.
Now is one of those times. My OCD wants me to imagine doing the inappropriate thing to see if it jogs my memory. Is this a bad thing to do?
I'm trying to implement what I learnt in therapy but it's hard when your in an anxious state.
Your advise would be appreciated

3 October 2018 - 13:25

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I've went through a similar thing as you. I was so distressed trying to look for "evidence" it might have happened but it just made it worse. Imagining it over and over again will also make it worse. 

At the end of the day I thought that if something really happened, I would've realized then and there and not later on. However, this might be me giving you reassurance. Maybe when you're calmer you might be able to work with the tools you've learnt. 

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