When will it go away? Pocd.

14 May 2018 - 19:42

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Hi.
So I've had pocd for 5 months now.
Some days are worse than others.
I'm unsure as to what it is now. Like I feel like I'm becoming a paedophile.
I work in a nursery and I only ever have horrible thoughts when I'm changing the children's nappies. I get like the OCD compulsion to just give in and touch the child. I don't ever do it because it's messed up and disgusting but why do I have this urge?? And how do I make it go away?
I don't want to think of touching a child when I'm changing their nappy. It's sick!
I don't want to have these thoughts and urges.
Part of me thinks oh well. Just ignore it. But another part feels awful.

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OCD doesn't go away on its own. It can come and go but it'll never go away completely until you make it go away. You have to stop feeling bad when you get the thoughts and just shrug them off from a position of power. Search Ali Greymond on youtube and follow her tips, it'll start to go away if you do it correctly. Hang in there.

14 May 2018 - 20:39

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What Matilda-Leek Said. You have to ignore the thoughts and let them just hang out. Try to act as normal as possible. Look up Wonderbro on youtube as well. He just deals with anxiety but it's the same principle. Writing exposure scripts helps too. 

 

Have  you gotten a therapist yet?

17 May 2018 - 17:54

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Believe me I know exactly how you feel. I have really strong urges that lead to panic attacks...you just have to take a minute, breath in and out, and remind yourself that THIS ISN'T YOU. Talking to a trusted person always helps me come down from a panic attack. I wouldn't wish this kind of OCD on my worst enemy, but I guess we just have to learn to get through it. That's why I'm so thankful for this forum.

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