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    hannah158
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      Hi all,

      I got a really sudden striking intrusive thought a couple of nights ago, it was that I had googled something innapropriate before in the past, it seemed SO real and vivid but I’d never thought of this before and I don’t know when or where this happened. But the image in my head I can see it so vividly happening, but I can feel myself constantly trying to relieve the anxiety by mentally trying to play over the thought to see if it’s real in my head or not. I’ve been diagnosed with OCD for 7 years now, I’ve had so many experiences of false memory/ intrusive thoughts relating to adult themes/ OCD etc.. they’ve gotten less and less now, but this intrusive thought popped up after drinking, and after a discussion about things  in the media relating to misconduct against children. I’m not sure I was just triggered and it’s hit me with an intrusive thought or whether I have done this.

      anyone else got experiences with REALLY vivid striking thoughts that they may have done something bad in the past?

      thanks

      hannah

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