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    norma42
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      I’m desperate to know if anyone else gets thoughts while in the moment that tell you that you are doing something inappropriately? I feel so alone and I’m shutting down completely. Is this a form of intrusive thoughts that make you think you are acting on it at the moment? Anybody relate? I get moments where I question if any physical contact is inappropriate.“I had another incident last night my daughters hand was touching my arm. I got worried again and then the thought of just letting it be there in an inappropriate way. And I did I think let it be there inappropriately for a second. I really don’t know what the thoughts were. And she only had her hand on my arm. Now I feel hopeless

      #27463
      johna2
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        What you describe is common in ocd. Try to simply let the thoughts be till they fade away. Try not to do any compulsions in order to make yourself feel better. Your daughter will be fine.

        #27464
        norma42
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          I don’t know how to handle this. I feel so guilty!

          #27466
          johna2
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            You are not guilty of anything. It just feels that way. That’s the nature of ocd.

            #27467
            norma42
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              But for a second it was like I agreed and let it be there inappropriately! I just feel horrible

              #27468
              johna2
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                That often happens, but the fact that you reject the thought shows that it was not something that you really desired.

                #27469
                johna2
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                  The thought was ego dystonic.

                  Ego-dystonic refers to <b>thoughts, impulses, and behaviors that are felt to be repugnant, distressing, unacceptable or inconsistent with one’s self-concept</b>.

                  #27477
                  norma42
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                    I’m losing hope

                    #27478
                    johna2
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                      I’ve felt that way too. But I pulled through.

                      Can you chat to your doctor about how you feel?

                      #27479
                      norma42
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                        Can’t let go that I agreed with the thought that it was   inappropriate and let it be

                        #27624
                        dazzling star
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                          Norma 42 hi,

                           

                          This is all caused by OCD. Iv had this happen too. The whole thing was due to your OCD. Dont feel guilty, its not your fault!

                          #27828
                          norma42
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                            @dazzling star You have had it make you think you agree with it?

                            #29599
                            dazzling star
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                              Yes i have. Its all caused by our OCD i hate it!

                              #29695
                              Forum Moderators

                                Hi:

                                Forum moderators here; we’re sorry you’re going through a difficult time now. Please don’t ever think you’re alone – OCD Action is here to help you.

                                And please remember that you can also contact the OCD Action Helpline to talk to or email someone who understands OCD.

                                Our Helpline volunteers provide confidential help, information and support for people with OCD (and anyone who thinks they may have OCD). Most volunteers have personal experience of OCD; all understand how it can impact your entire life. Contact our Helpline by:

                                • phone: 0300 636 5478 (this is a UK number).
                                • email: support@ocdaction.org.uk

                                And please remember that you’re never alone – OCD Action is always here to help and support you.

                                Best wishes,

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