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I didn’t know there was a word for my behaviour. I thought I was out of control obsessive with researching anything I want to buy, do etc and spending days trying out habit tracker and mood tracker apps for example. I get teased about it. I hate it though because my life is going by while I hyperfixate on things. Thank you for share. #hyperfixate


Negative thoughts. #obsessive thoughts #we are cool they are not

Do “normal”or those who don't have a mental illness people, hate themselves sometimes? Do they say things like”I'm so stupid nobody should love me!!, I hate myself I wish I was dead etc...? If they don't and they know what we say to ourselves, they must think we are freaks. Maybe we are? Nah!!! We are the special ones. They lack drama.


i have this weird problem that i have weird questions that pops up in my mind, for example (how can we writing,?and while writing, question annoys me

This is more like anxiety attack, whenever i try to write , i can't write because of this weird question , and same with listening to song. #OCD #obsessive ruminating ocd#overthinking


New here & these are my struggles.

Hello, I am new to the group. I have been diagnosed OCD, however, my symptoms, if you will, are not typical. I have this extrem need for things to be “just right.” However, no matter what I do, it’s never right. For example, I am a creative soul, I have art supplies and crafting supplies galor! I organize and reorganize all of it all the time, because it’s just not right. Eventually, I burn out and give up and let it all go to shit. I have mastered “if I don’t try, I won’t be bothered.” So I come off as messy, a slob, and some say, lazy. What people don’t understand is that if I try, I then am anxious all the time because nothing is ever right or as it should be! When I am in that state-of trying but it never being right, I turn to skin picking to ease my stress. I am covered in scars from picking, which has tanked my self esteem. It’s all so exhausting. I can’t exactly articulate how exhausted I am, just that I am bone tired. Tired of the anxiety, low self esteem, nothing ever been right, tired of the misconceptions of OCD, tired of obsessing and exhausted from my mind never turning off and alway thinking and obsessing. #justrightocd #exhaustion #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #obsessive

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Just pushed through a mixed episode. It was exhilarating, terrifying, and utterly exhausting. Unable to sleep, obsessive thoughts, & substance abuse.

#BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #MixedState #mixedepisode #Insomnia #obsessivethoughts #obsessive #Earworm #exhaustion

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Just not getting it together

I am just constantly miserable. Im in my head all day and all i do is worry. I worry about Covid daily!!! I check my heart rate all the time, check my temp all the time. I just cant stop obsessing. #obsessive #help #nervouswreck

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder #obsessive -compulsivedisorder

Today i was diagnosed with Obsessive-compulsive disorder after long journey beating depression
This painful news hit me hard, am feeling hesitated and lost, i don't know how or when this nightmare is gonna end, this disease started to play on my thoughts harder than before, and making me think bad things about the things am sure about like my friends and family and my relationships i need your support #Depression #obsessive -compulsive disorder


I wish I could self-quarantine.

I have a lot to be thankful for, but my anxiety and panic make me want to stay home from work. I'm lucky to have a job without fearing a layoff, and I don't belong to a sensitive population, but I really don't want to leave my house. I know I need to "get over myself," but feel like a 4 year old. #Anxiety #panic #Depression #obsessive thoughts


these last two weeks I’ve lost myself

I was doing well, new qualifications under my belt. a new job. I started going out more with friends. less work gym work gym work gym more socialising. it was good but as soon as I do something that I know should be good for me I feel so guilty. why can’t I let myself let go. why can’t I let myself be content, why can’t I be ok with not exercising for just a day, why can’t I eat till I’m satisfied, eat what I’m craving even though it’s not necessarily’healthy’ when I desire without a sensation of impending doom and fear and guilt swallowing me whole. why can’t I just be normal, how do I get rid of all these obsessive thoughts because I can’t take it anymore. mental health isn’t poetic. it’s devestating, it’s stolen my teenage years, my youth, and I will never be able to get those back as it continues to steal more and more of me every day.

#EatingDisorders #Anxiety #obsessive #Depression #MentalHealth

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