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Ocd Poem By Ocd Hacks

OCD, a demon in my head,
Compelling me to check and dread.
Washing hands till they are raw,
Counting steps until I'm in awe.

It's a constant battle in my mind,
A never-ending loop that's unkind.
A prisoner to routines I must repeat,
Afraid of the consequences I might meet.

An obsession that's irrational,
A compulsion that's uncontrollable.
It's a vicious cycle that never ends,
A cycle that my mind defends.

But I won't let it consume me,
I'll fight back until I'm free.
I'll face my fears with all my might,
And conquer OCD, the demon in my sight.

So I'll take a deep breath and take a step,
And leave the OCD, my constant fret.
I'll break free from its vicious hold,
And live a life that's brave and bold.
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#ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #MentalHealth #ContaminationOCD #HarmOCD #LivingWithMeampMyOCD #OCDAwarenessWeek #RelationshipOCD #SexualOrientationOCD #SuicidalOCD

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Emotional abuse and learning to mistrust (OCD)

I joined a depression and OCD support group today. Something that was mentioned by the therapist was that ERP is trusting our future self to handle whatever happens.

I don't see how I can do that. My OCD developed when I was a child. To deal and cope with the situation I lived in. Parents whom invalidated my needs, invalidated my wants, invalidated my feelings. I learned to mistrust. I learned to avoid. I learned to create little bubbles of control in an environment that was out of control.

Now that my parent's are dead. I still have these bubbles of control that I try to make. I actually work even harder now to please OCD than ever before. My OCD bubble of control has trapped and disabled me. It is something that I don't see how I can undo. Because really it is not my own doing. But it is still my responsibility.

#EmotionalAbuse #ContaminationOCD

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Meditation - just dipping my toes in #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

Lately I've been trying to meditate. As someone with OCD, and someone who has always had a very busy brain in general (I'm certain the two are related!), it's very difficult for me to slow my brain down and refrain from engaging with my thoughts. Man. I also struggle with being a beginner at anything, which is probably part of my OCD. Good grief, I am definitely a beginner with this though, and I am working on accepting that this is where I have to start to be able to make progress (yay perfectionism, am I right?!). A podcast I listen to said that most people experience intrusive thoughts every TWO SECONDS when they are beginners at meditation. That sounds legitimate. I swear sometimes I have a new thought every second, just BAM-BAM-BAM, popping into my head like fireworks, and each one clamoring for my attention. But it's supposed to help with OCD in the long run -- since it's all about accepting your thoughts without judgment -- so I am gonna keep on keeping on!#Meditation #MentalHealth #ContaminationOCD #HealthAnxiety #perfectionism

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OCD, Germs, and Chronic Illness

My name is Heather, I am 25 years old and for my whole adult life (began at 17/18 years old) I have struggled with OCD (I am a checker, but what interferes the most with my life is my obsession with germs/getting sick and compulsive handwashing/disinfecting), anxiety, depression as well as a chronic illness called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) . My doctor's are currently working with me towards a more precise diagnosis, they believe I possibly have Bipolar 2 Disorder. At the end of November, I contracted Covid. It was a breakthrough case, which really affected my mental health because I was cautious, but confident I would not get sick as I work in a place where social distancing is extremely easy and I don't go out to many places because of the pandemic and because I don't know many people in my town as I moved here only a year ago. Right after Covid, I contracted a staph infection, which is also recurrent for me, but I built up a lot of confidence surrounding my health because I hadn't gotten one in almost 9 months after struggling with getting them every other month for almost two years. I know this was the trigger that caused my mental health to go into severe decline. Over the last month I have had to go part time at my job and have considered quitting after being there for over a year because my anxiety and obsessions keep me up at night worrying and then hopping out of bed to wash my hands to ease my anxiety (surprise, it never does). I know germs are everywhere and I have come into contact with them everyday for my entire life, but I can't seem to get a grasp on the reality that no amount of worry and anxiety and compulsive tendencies are going to change the future, and prevent me from getting sick. Then when I follow through with my compulsions, it triggers my eczema and the open cracks and dry skin on my hands makes me worried about getting skin infections even more, as eczema is a risk factor for staph. When looking for an outlet and relief, I came across Mighty and am very excited to hopefully get to connect with people who have similar struggles, and possibly discuss tips that have helped some of you manage your obsessions and compulsions. #ContaminationOCD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Depression #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #ChronicIllness

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OCD & emotional contamination

hey hey i was wondering if anyone else experiences strictly emotional contamination as part of OCD? to be clear, this is very different from contamination. for me, emotional contamination manifests like this: i dont like my mother walking into my room or touching me or my friends because i dont want her to contaminate it with her being & her personality & the negative memories i have of her. even if she puts her clothes in the laundry with mine i break down and take all my clothes out and put them outside while it snows for about an hour to get rid of her presence on my clothes.

does anyone else do something like this? # #ContaminationOCD #ObsessiveCompulsiveAndRelatedDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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Tips for being around sick people when you have an illness / contagion phobia?

Long story short, I have always had a phobia of getting sick. It causes me to avoid being around sick people at all costs. The pandemic has only made it worse. But does anyone have tips for how to deal with it when you *have* to be around someone who is sick? I'm not talking about COVID-19 here, but if my partner gets a cold, for example, any tips on how I can cope with being around them and deal with the potential for becoming sick? My phobia controls me so much that I either want to ask my partner to stay somewhere else or I want to leave, but this is very detrimental to my relationships. Any tips or suggestions at all? #ContaminationOCD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Phobia #IllnessAnxietyDisorder

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Can anyone else relate? #Anxiety #EatingDisorders

Hi friends. So recently, my fear of eating contaminated food (and getting sick) returned. This is an obvious setback on my anorexia recovery. Does anyone have tips/advice on dealing with this fear? Thanks! #EatingDisorders #ContaminationOCD #Anxiety

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OCD

Such a bad ocd weekend. Paranoid about everything from vape juice being everywhere and coronavirus! Feel so on edge and upset. Just want to relax! #ContaminationOCD