This is one of the most asked questions on my site. There really is no one cure that will make everything go away. There are however, tools you can learn to use to help manage the symptoms. The first thing I tell people is that you have to accept the disorder and all the thoughts. Understanding and saying to yourself, “these are OCD thoughts again”. That this is ” normal thinking” for a person who suffers from OCD.
Fri 20 Aug 2010
Wed 18 Aug 2010
Post here if you notice that certain seasons your OCD symptoms act up. I find winter is the worse season for me.
Mon 16 Aug 2010
There are days where you just feel like giving up. Controlling your ocd seems to take a lot of energy and time and at the end of the day you are so tired, you want to crash. When my OCD flares up, I find myself trying to fight this battle and it seems like I will never win. There have been days where I just want to sit and watch TV and not have to face the world. This might be the depression part of the disorder.
Sun 15 Aug 2010
When I tell people I have OCD, they think it’s the basic ” wash my hands” symptoms and there in nothing to worry about. I wanted to share one of my other symptoms I had with my OCD. I would not drive on the road that the hospital was located on. The fear is that someone sick might try to get into my car, or, Someone bleeding in the back of an ambulance might spray blood through the air and land 50 feet into my car. Sounds crazy I know. If you suffer from OCD and the intrusive thoughts that tend to think of, this is a very normal worry.
Sun 1 Aug 2010
When trying to find the right OCD treatment centers, there are two major points you should be looking at. The first point I would say is, are they known for specializing in your type of OCD. For example, what king a fears, contamination, checking etc. Different facilities around the world are known for treating certain types of OCD. The second point, are they really dedicated to your recovery or are they just trying to run a business and make cash. I have seen lots of OCD so called “boot camps” and they are nothing more than wanting to push as many people through. I understand they have to make money, but your health and recovery should be number one.