Quote from Guest on January 4, 2021, 6:49 pm
@hope I want to give you a virtual hug. I suffer from false memory OCD as well and when I read your post and got to the line "...and then my brain goes YEA! that seems familiar" I laughed. I laughed because my OCD says the exact same thing. And then I ruminate on "Oh gosh! Why did my brain just say that feels familiar or you're remembering something?" But the truth is, it is a false feeling just like all the other false feelings OCD gives. I think a lot of why our brains will say "that feels familiar" is because we ruminate on the same thoughts or similar thoughts over and over. And as you said, "that feels familiar" is a lot like "that feels real". It is simply a manifestation of OCD. The more we ruminate, the more convoluted the thoughts get. I am struggling currently to stop ruminating on my many false memory OCD thoughts, but I can tell you that the ones I have stepped back from seem so ridiculous to me now. Isn't it funny how despite knowing this, I still struggle to step away from the ones my OCD is currently stuck on. It just goes to show this is OCD. Our brains get sticky. You are a good person, I am a good person. This is OCD. Lets stop giving it power. And when you are working hard every second of your day to fight this disorder and not ruminate, know that I am doing the same somewhere in this world. We can be anxious together so we can overcome this together. You got this, I got this. Lets beat this stupid disorder.