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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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BBC News Article on OCD

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Happy new year to everyone! I shared my experience with @bbcnews about my OCD journey.

I have to say a big thank you to @bbcnews for letting me speak about OCD, still a misunderstood mental illness!

So many of us have OCD, and I want to change the world for us, I promised to be the worse thing to ever happen to OCD and I hope I continue to be able to do that!

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New year, new start

2020 has been a year that no one will forget, a year of loss, of struggle and of anxiety for everyone. I have been thinking alot on this today of a year that seems to have disappeared in the blink of an eye. Now that 2020 is over what will my new years resolutions be, for 2021? Well, short answer there won't be any. Every year I make a list of new years resolutions and every year I know I will break them. I want this year to have a more positive start and so I think back to the good things this year has bought to my family. We finally moved into a house, I discovered a new hobby and I went to group therapy for OCD. I got to spend more time with my husband and I wrote two children's books. Although it feels like I have not achieved much this year, I have my family and my health and that is more than so many. I know I am lucky.

Back to my new year's resolutions, and although there won't be any, I instead want to focus on the long term changes I need to make and focus on how I can bring them about. The main focus of this coming year is to bring my anxiety and OCD to a more managable level. There is no set goal for how many times I wash, or the number panic attacks I will have to measure success. More so how I feel, in myself. Right now the anxiety is so overwhelming and I'm always exhausted. Intrusive thoughts are a near daily struggle and depression makes it difficult to feel hopeful. I can no longer count how many times I wash in a day its so many. Dry, cracked bleeding hands covered in cuts with the constant sting that I'm used to. To reduce this in any capacity would count as success to me and that is my goal.

I have always struggled with my self image and self confidence, they say you need to love yourself first, well I can't say that I do. However I want to learn to accept the parts of myself that I hate to really try to embrace them. To alleviate some of the self loathing and self doubt that clouds my mind, that the depression can feed from.

What this year has taught me is that it is OK to struggle, that you are not alone. Even if you feel you achieved nothing you can look back at your darkest moments and say I survived.

Here's to a hopeful 2021 #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #MentalHealthAwareness #Depression #mentalhealthmatters #OCDAwarenessWeek

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Hi I'm new!

I'm looking to connect with other people who suffer from OCD as I don't know anyone who suffers from it personally. So I'd love to chat. #OCD #ocdwarrior #ocdproblems #OCDAwarenessWeek


I missed something...again...*sigh*. #OCDAwarenessWeek


Well I WANTED to join in the OCD virtual walk that began 4 hours ago, my time. I was THERE ON THE PAGE 4.5 hrs ago. But... I got distracted and got lost DOING all this OTHER stuff I HAD to do RIGHT THEN. Like usual. 😬


I realized I’m a compulsive overeater i emotionally eat and feel awful afterwards I should never have eaten 6 teaspoons of almond butter bc now I feel

Like crap about myself I’ve gained weight not happy. Who will support and help me be my fitness buddy I feel like no one understands the emotional pain I’m in and that’s most likely why I overeat. I need help and I’m going to start zoom oa meetings. Who understands and will help me? #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #BingeEatingDisorder #PTSD #CPTSD #CPTSDinrelationships #CheckInWithMe #MightyQuestions #TheMightyTakeaway #TheMighty #BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #Bipolar2Disorder #Exercise #diet #EatingHealthy #Bipolar1Disorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BorderlineStigma #sad #Anxiety #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #COVID19 #foodaddict #lonely #Upallnight #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #CFIDS #Fibromyaliga #Fibromyalgia #FibromyalgiaAwarenessDay #OCDAwarenessWeek #Depression #DepressiveDisorders


Words to replace OCD

I’m guilty of referring to certain behaviors as my OCD. Since it’s OCD Awareness week, I was wondering what words could replace OCD. The first ones to come to mind are fastidiousness and picadillos. Not exactly part of the every day vocabulary. What words or phrases would you recommend? It’s one thing to tell someone not to use OCD; it’s another to point them in the right direction.

#OCDAwarenessWeek #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveandRelatedDisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder