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Anxiety & OCD Question

#Anxiety #OCD #compulsions #Obsessions

I'm interested in the connections between my anxiety and OCD and would like to know your perspectives on this.

In short: when you worry, do you find the worry always transitions into you trying to 'solve' the worry? Or do you find that your mind gets "stuck" in / overwhelmed by the 'worry', and doesn't have a chance to move onto trying to 'solve' the 'problem'?

From my own experience, I've noticed that what until recently I've put down to anxiety, has both obsessive and compulsive components.

The obsession= the worry

The compulsion= trying to 'solve' the worry

This leads to a repetitive mental process, where I find myself repeating the same arguments to myself over and over again to try and quell the 'worry'

Is this the experience of every anxiety-sufferer? Give me your thoughts!

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How to Not Run Away

Every so often I want to overhaul everything in my life. Something happens and I am done with this job or that activity and just go from being 100% in to 100% nope.

The reasons aren't always rational and after one episode three years ago, I packed up my whole family and moved away from the only city I have ever known.

This move was "supposed" to be THE move. I was going to take a less stressful job, we were going to have a more calm life, find community, etc. That hasn't happened and when the pandemic struck, I took on too much and crashed.

I want to run away again.

Does anyone else feel this way at times? What do you do to ground yourself? I find myself staring at realtor sites and job postings when I also know I don't have the strength or the mind space to make any significant changes. I can't seem to turn off the feeling that I need to escape.#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Obsessions


social media

i keep obsessively going on to social media and searching for past people, ex’s - looking at their ‘happy’ lives and hurting myself looking - i cant stop ! i keep deleting the app then redownloading
i did a whole month without doing it and now im back to square one - am i the only one doing this ?! #SocialMedia #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Bipolar #BipolarDisorder #Obsessions


#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder #Obsessions

I’m having such obsessive thoughts towards this guy all because he hasn’t been all over me and after me since we had sex. I have such issues. I know I want his son bad because he’s the only one not giving me the attention I want. Ugh.

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How to identify intrusive thoughts/obsessions?

I’m trying to understand whether whats happening inside my mind is considered an obsession... My entire life I have had these distressing images and/or sensations that come into my head spontaneously - they arrive for no reason and then they play on repeat. Literally like a GIF that I cannot turn off.

One example is of being violently grabbed. Like I’m just walking along and suddenly my mind goes on high alert because someone just grabbed me, but it’s not real. Then it happens again and again and again. I have to go into weird-self-soothing mode to distract myself from it and that makes doing... life.... hard.

I guess I don’t understand what “obsessions” are, and I don’t know if this counts? I’m wondering if anyone with an OCD or related diagnosis can give me an idea of how you experience obsessions? Can you have obsessions without compulsions?

#ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveandRelatedDisorders #Obsessions #IntrusiveThoughts

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For the autistic nerds out there, what’s your nerdy jam? #Autism #AutisticAdults #Autistic #NerdCulture #Nerd

Face it, there are more of us autistic nerds than people want to admit. From comic books to computers to science fiction, what is it that revs up your autistic nerd engine? Share your answers with us! #StarWars #Computers #Hobby #Superheroes #obsess #Obsession #Obsessions



Most people with one diagnosis also have another or two or three or 12. I am really struggling with disorders that like to fight with each other. I have Bipolar (2) Disorder, OCD, and recently diagnosed fibromyalgia (plus others). I get in depressive states that heighten my fibro pain and mind blanking and prevent me from satisfying my OCD. I fall behind of schoolwork just about every week because I work myself to death on my good days. My fibro and Bipolar disorder sort of steer the ship throughout the week and then my OCD panics and takes the wheel over the weekend because all my assignments are due on Monday. I overwork myself but manage to keep all A's which is the only way to keep my OCD somewhat content. As soon as Monday hits I am exhausted from the weekend and keep falling asleep during my classes. It is a vicious cycle that I can't seem to break.

What diagnoses do you guys have that tend to contradict one another? I'd love to hear your stories. Also any advice from people in similar situations would be greatly appreciated. #BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #Bipolar2Disorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Obsessions #perfectionism #FibroFog #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Sleeptoomuch #Sleeplessnight #MentalHealth

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You Are Not Going Crazy

Oh it's a vicious thought that enters your head..."what if I'm going crazy?" Listen to me...you're not. You have an anxiety disorder, and anxiety disorders LOVE to scare you. it's kind of their thing. But today, I want you to remember that YOU, friend, are so much stronger and more capable than you ever realized. You're not "going crazy"... your brain is just in overdrive. You got this, okay? You're amazing. ❤️

#Anxiety #PanicAttack #OCD #IntrusiveThoughts #Obsessions #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #Pure-o


#Jealousy #Obsessions #Depression #CheckInWithMe

Hai, there!
I have been together with my partner for 2 years. He is a very kind and care person I would say. He loves my family as much I do (especially my grandparents) and my dogs. But, there is this situation that we still struggle with, that he has a foot fetish and 'kinda' have an obsessions about taking pictures of other's feet, buying worn and smelly shoes and stockings. Some, might think this is not a really big problem but for us (especially me) this is very bothering me. Whenever we go, if he saw someone with closed shoes or with stockings, he will staring at that person and for a sec will forget that he was there with me. Or if he saw somebody took off their shoes in the public place and if he saw an opportunity to take pictures of it and he will just leave me and disappeared for a while.
And about our sex life, ummm for me he (sometimes) not really interested in me again, he prefer drown in his fantasy then with me (a little bit hard to explain) but yea this made me feel a bit jealous about his fetish. I want to make him happy as well sometimes by helping him to get someone so he can take picture of their feet but this just freak me out. I scared, I'm angry, I'm sad, don't know how to explain. I also always try to wear shoes, so when he come home he will happy because I have used the shoes for a whole day, buying heels and be as interesting as possible for him again. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.Then I feel sad I just feel so jealous about fetish that he has. Which girl is not feeling broken when her partner look at somebody else like you are not there and talk about that girl and how enthusiasm he want to take picture of her feet and how beautiful she is. I do feel hurt, broken into pieces.
What I think, I just too jealous of that and I just can't accept something like his fetish just because I haven't heard or experienced with something like that before. I don't know what to do.
We talked about this many times and we still can't figure out how to handle this situation without hurt anybody. He didn't mean to hurt me, he just want to be open to me in this relationship because what he said, he never open about his fetish to his ex-es because he felt ashamed about it.And I really appreciate that. So, now because I knew it already and every time when I saw him look at somebody else just hurt me, cause I know what is going on in his head.
So, now we don't know what to do to handle this situation. I don't know how to manage my jealousy, I don't know how I should behave in front of him especially when he talk about what is going on his head because I don't want one day he will be afraid to open again to me and hide every thing. Because for me, being open is so important and so much better than live happy but full of lies, cause one day you will know the truth fast or slow. This make me overthinking all night long and sometimes because I feel so tired with all of this, all I want just die.


Hypochondria #MentalHealth

I was waxing yesterday and I decided to wax the inner part of my nostrils and then I suddenly became paranoid by the thought "what if a tiny piece of wax went down my lung?". Then I started searching about symptoms of foreign body in your lung and it says fever, coughing and stuff. The thought got stuck on my mind like an obsession and I don't really know what to do 😭 What are your thoughts about this? Did you have a similar experience? #MentalHealth #Obsessions #ObsessiveCompulsiveandRelatedDisorders #Hypochondria #help #Lung #Foreignbody