What are your experiences with Intrusive or Obsessive Thoughts?

29 October 2015 - 11:42

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Hello everyone.

I would just like to know about your experience with Intrusive Thoughts. How do they come about? How do they affect you? How long can your 'stints' or 'episodes' last? Can it cause you lack of sleep?

I would just like to understand more about the problem from people who actually experience it. I believe I suffer similar issues (in a slightly different way) and would like to know in further detail about the issue. Only if anyone feels comfortable of course.

Thank you for your time.


2 November 2015 - 16:49

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Hey thatUKguy - I just read your post and I think I am going through something similiar - here is my story:

I am 30 years old and have struggled with OCD for many years.

For the past year and a half, I have been struggling with a fear that I touched a girl that I used to babysit in a sexual way (I would have been around 15 or so).  I don't have a memory of doing this but I have a nagging fear that it may have happened.  I babysat three kids and for some reason, I am terrified that I did something terrible to the girl and then forgot it.

I tracked her down and added her to facebook and we have talked a few times.  She is a little distant but friendly enough.  My psychologist says she is likely not overly friendly because it is odd to hear from someone from so long ago who she did not know very well.

This is not the first thought like this that I have had...I had a fear a few years ago where I feared I hurt a girl in the same way, in grade 3 outside at recess.

I have seen a therapist, psychologist and psychiatrist and even a hypnotherapist.  They all say that this is part of OCD and that it definitely did not happen.  I was sexually abused when I was 12 and they all think that the fear is related to this.  However, I cannot get the thought out of my head and I keep replaying it and it is frustrating and overwhelming. 

2 November 2015 - 17:51

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My memories are based 'remember thinking about something in the past' my mind is telling me the reason i was so worried was because i killied someone!! Even tho i have no memory of killing anyone!!