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RoseyCadaver May 6th, 2011 11:43 PM

Advice for friends with OCD
I've over time tried my best to deny my OCD but I've realized it's part of me.Over the periods of time I would get in to little depression over it,I'd even get OCD on being OCD :lol: .I've realized though ,for me anyways,as the more I accepted the more it has seemed to calm down. I've learned to obsess on important things like fixing this earth and what not :P but I've just seen a decline in me being all sad and junk as soon as i accepted my OCD and got slowly over it.Of course you may not be the same,hope i helped.PS My OCD isn't really over clean or anything more of a compulsive and I'd obsess on a subject :rolleyes:

HandheldOutlaw May 8th, 2011 07:41 PM

Re: Advice for friends with OCD
I have OCD as well, and yeah, the more I tried to ignore it the "better" it got. Turns out, I was still engaging in my compulsive behavior (counting -more annoying than harmful-, hand-washing, and scab-picking), but justifying it subconsciously, and I didn't realize when it became unhealthy.
I would wash my hands so much that they became blistered and sore. Blisters turn to scabs. I'm a scab picker. I had to have my hands bandaged all the time until they healed. For me personally, it's easier for me to think about what I'm doing. I've learned to recognize a compulsive behavior, and when to wash, and when not to wash. That's not saying I'm perfectly okay now on any measure, I still mess up sometimes and get blisters from washing and sanitizing, but I'm doing much better.

As you said, it just depends on the person and their obsession or compulsion.

hail97 May 12th, 2011 06:47 PM

Re: Advice for friends with OCD
heey I also have OCD.
My OCD is more about germs, worrying about diseases and the people around me, and I tend to organize things a certain way, or tap things. I am fourteen right now but I was diagnosed with OCD when I was nine. I've been taking medication ever since but there will always be a part of my OCD that doesn't go away. Any advice? Or anyone want to talk? I like talking about OCD because its like there's someone I can actually connect to.. :)

HandheldOutlaw May 16th, 2011 04:31 PM

Re: Advice for friends with OCD
Geez, you were diagnosed young. I was diagnosed a year ago, I had to have psych. eval when going to the hospital for multiple infections in my hands. I am supposed to be on medication, but I don't take it. I manage decently on my own. This past week has been awful though. The counting is beginning to get ridiculous. I am constantly counting everything and it has to all come to an even number. If it doesn't, I will force it to. The walk from my bus stop to my bathroom is (supposed to be) 235 normal steps. When I get off of the bus, I take a step backwards as my first step, then begin counting from two so that it equals 236.
I have been washing excessively too. My knuckles are dried out from sanitizing and I can't bend my fingers right without breaking the skin. It hurts like crazy

RoseyCadaver May 16th, 2011 09:31 PM

Re: Advice for friends with OCD
mine is rather mild to where i wasn't diagnosed with it,but I'm very obsessive ,and compulsive,but my paranoia keeps me from going to the doctor to get help about it ^_^

HandheldOutlaw May 17th, 2011 05:59 PM

Re: Advice for friends with OCD
Ugh, I know THAT feeling. I had to go to the hospital the other night, and even though it was something very minor, I had this thought that they would find something seriously wrong, or that I would die in a crash on the way back. My paranoia keeps me inside constantly. I always feel like no matter what I am doing, something will happen.

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