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Should I tell my doctor about this? Or is it all in my head?...

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by cult logic, May 12, 2009.

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  1. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    Alright, I have OCD, and it tends to get worse when I'm stressed/upset.

    However recently I've noticed weird compulsions.

    Like, I was peeling a kiwi and I kept getting this urge to stab myself in the leg with the knife I was using.

    I've been having violent ones like that a lot lately, and it's not like when I want to self harm.

    Should I tell my doctor about this or am I just imagining this?
  2. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    hm not sure what you mean. It is in your head but wouldn't that be a reason to tell the doctor?
  3. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    I guess what I really want was that I don't want to make a big deal out of nothing.

    I don't know if it's something I should say or not.
  4. WildCherry

    WildCherry Staff Member ADMIN

    I think it's worth telling your doctor. Those thoughts sound pretty scary.
  5. shades

    shades Staff Alumni

    If you have OCD and you are aware of a worsening effect under stress, I think you should tell the doctor.
  6. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    I think I'll mention it next time I'm there.

    Gotta be subtle, though, they're quick to overreact.
  7. itmahanh

    itmahanh Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    Those thoughts are certainly something you should mention at your next visit. They have just recently started and are strong urges to hurt yourself. Talk to your doc about it. Maybe just a little more rest is needed or maybe some meds but either way you will have let a professional know and they can keep on top of it for you. Good luck.
  8. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    The thing is that it's not malicious.

    When I SH I want to hurt myself, but these are just compulsions. Like I have to do it, with no want to actually get hurt.

    I will mull it over some more I guess, I have an appointment tomorrow anyway.

    They are very violent, but I've not acted on them as I don't want to do it but an compelled. I have a couple strategies that I use for normal compulsions that have worked so far.
  9. canis-lupis

    canis-lupis Well-Known Member

    Good luck with it Brandon , not easy to stop / refrain but keep trying & yeah def mention it.
  10. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    Didn't end up saying anything.

    My therapist was really irritating me with the prodding.

    I think I should probably get a different one.
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