Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by cren, Jan 3, 2016.

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  1. cren

    cren Well-Known Member

    lately.. i've been considering the possibility that i may have OCD.. it's not because i'm a clean freak just like most people tend to think that people with OCD usually are.. it's because i've been having really disturbing and recurring thoughts.. there are also times that i think i'm worrying about things that other people wouldn't even bother worrying about.. i also have weird habits that i only noticed after watching a video about OCD.. i know i should go to a specialist to really know if i in fact have OCD..

    i'm wondering though if there are also people here who suspects they've got OCD but never bothered to see a specialist..

    mine's i think getting worse.. and it's slowly interfering with my life..
  2. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    When I was in my early teens I had suspected OCD. I had ocd with dying my hair until it fell out in clumps, my school referred me to a psychologist but that psychologist told my school I was fine because I pretended to be, i was young and didn't know how the world worked so yeah I was scared. I do hope you get this issue addressed because OCD can seriously play with the mind if left untreated. I do believe I had it. That urge to do something so strong.
  3. cren

    cren Well-Known Member

    thanks.. i'm seriously panicking about going to my work everyday.. it's like i don't know what even scares me.. a lot of things actually scares me.. a friend that i met online even noticed it.. and we've only known each other for like a week..
  4. Racheldolly

    Racheldolly Member

    Hi Cren,

    I suffer from OCD and anxiety. It started in my early 20's. I was getting and still have awful disturbing thoughts. I had no idea what was going on and I was convinced I was a disgusting person for the thoughts I was having. But when I got help, the team that helped me advised me that I could have OCD I was later diagnosed. I hope that you have perhaps gone to your gp or seeked advise for this.
    I'm always here to talk
  5. cren

    cren Well-Known Member

    unfortunately, i haven't seeked professional help.. still having those disturbing thoughts.. and things are not getting better..
  6. JmpMster

    JmpMster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    Until you get professional help you just have two worries- the symptoms and whether you even have something... It really is easier to share the load with professionals so you can have a reasonable chance of improving your quality of life...
  7. cren

    cren Well-Known Member

    yeah.. i'm worried i'm just overthinking things.. and i'm prone to do that..
  8. Racheldolly

    Racheldolly Member

    Cren you are not alone believe me. I'm scared to go to work today also. I have been up every hour more or less through the night panicking.
    Perhaps you should talk to a professional to try and help you, you shouldn't suffer alone. Hugs and best wishes, Rachel x
  9. cren

    cren Well-Known Member

    thanks been meaning to do that.. lots of people in here told me i should.. and i know now that it's not only because i can't find one near where i live.. i realized the reason why i don't want to go is because i'm ashamed i need help.. and that i'm scared to actually have to talk to someone personally.. and i know that's not right.. but i just can't do it..
  10. Nikolle7517

    Nikolle7517 Member

    Hey Cren, I know how that feels for sure my friend!!!!!! In fact, OCD is the one thing I can point to in my childhood that I remember having. Of course, it was years into therapy before I actually discovered that. I looked back and could see it though. I have the type that you have to repeat things for me an even amount of times and checking things. Though depression leaves my room a mess and not care, I still catch myself having to have a book "just so" or certain things to be done before bed for example. I also know the fears as well. I have been scared to leave my bedroom for some time now, much less the house. My Grandma literally has to take care of my little dog because I will stay in my room and not be able to go out with her.
    I have often felt ashamed myself. Sadly, being around the older generation leaves me much room for criticism since they feel I can just get over it. Some being relgious try to put that spin on it. It is only in recent months, I have learned to accept that they are wrong. It was hard and I still cannot say I ahve a handle on it, but I am learning and getting better with it. They are wrong. Anyone who makes you feel that way is wrong. You and I and the rest of the SF community cannot help we have these illnesses. I know personally, I would have asked for anything else if I could. But I just hate that about society. Mental Illness has come a long wway but has so much farther to go. Don't EVER be ashamed of it, easier said than done I know, but in the end it is YOU who suffers not them. And you don't deserve it. Especially when the suffering is a result of an ignorant society that makes us feel as if we have something to be ashamed of.
    Thinking of you Cren and hoping things are better now!!!!!!!!! Catch you later!!!!!!!!!! :)
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