Hi all I often cannot stop twirling my hair and hence it's taking damage from it. Does anyone have an idea on how to stop? Like, find alternatives for these actions? I only recently realized I have a tendency for bodily focused repetitive behaviours (some minor trichotillomania, too).Thanks
Hey all, been having a pretty rough time as you all can see from the frequency of my posts. I don't know where it's all coming from at the moment but I remember so many weird things I did in the past... usually of sexual nature.
I'm completely freaking out. I feel so f up in the head.
The thing isy as a teen I guess i was maybe in 10 to 12, o pretty young, I started masturbating. With several things too (I'm a girl). I was dumb and curious.
I seem to struggle from false memories recently and yeah, it's terrible. For this example, I don't remember that I did it. Or at least I am not sure if I did it. But to be honest, I could have seen myself do this, which makes me feel very disgusted.
Here is a warning, it's about bodily fluids.
No worries about posting, friend. :) Sometimes it helps a lot to get some advice from fellow patients.
1. I had HOCD too. I once had a panic attack because I thought a woman looked cute. But let me tell you this, from a rational POV: girls can be pretty and cute.
ERP might be tricky indeed. Do you get panic attacks or strong anxiety when you are almost falling asleep? You could try to expose yourself to your fear by taking naps during the day?
I hate anaesthesia too! I can relate so much, ugh. I also have intense anxiety of fainting.
For me, my diagnosis helped me a big deal. Finally there was a definition for all I went through.
I'm also taking fluoxetine :) it did help, I felt less attached to my thoughts and the frequency decreased.
Yes, you can definitely have OCD without (obvious) compulsions.