OCD Help Chat
needyou Guys I made a mistake and I feel guilty.. I have an argument with my bf and I was very disappointed with me, and I thought to go with someone else to make him feel like how he made me feel... And we are ok now but I have the need to confess him my thought.. I would never cheate on him.. It was just a thought that I don't want it now.. I feel guilty
needyouMy OCD started with a thought similar to this. My boyfriend and I were having problems and I had the thought of cheating and I started freaking out. I kept it a secret for a while, which was a mistake. I let it fester too much. Just know that you clearly wouldn't do something like that since it caused so much anxiety. It is just a thought and nothing more. My advice is to tell someone-
Can you advice me what should I do?
Anonymous60919-that is close to you. You can tell your boyfriend if you feel safe, or a family member or friend. It is just important that you do not keep it to yourself and start to dwell on "why did I just have that thought?", because if you dwell it will only make things worse for you.
My OCD started with a thought similar to this. My boyfriend and I were having problems and I had the thought of cheating and I started freaking out. I kept it a secret for a while, which was a mistake. I let it fester too much. Just know that you clearly wouldn't do something like that since it caused so much anxiety. It is just a thought and nothing more. My advice is to tell someone-
Anonymous60210 I guess she will message in her you tube channel if at all she is answering question in the forum.
needyou But maybe it's the time to live your life without bothering you ocd thoughts.. Don't you think so?
needyou Μaybe if you want we can talk about whatever you want... I live 6 years with ocd... I try to recover too
G9892 I am new to his forum, I was wondering if anyone here has experienced peri- natal ocd, my baby is 18 months old and the ocd started when he was 8 weeks. Horrible horrendous thoughts about harming him - my worst nightmare - I’m pregnant again and they have returned. If finding it really difficult to not take them personally, if someone could help me - or someone that has experienced it before.
needyouYes, just do nothing, forget about it , if you know that you will not do it then it just thought and its okay, do nothing, ignore it
Can you advice me what should I do?
Anonymous61280 Hi Ali, I'm am so terrified and exhausted everyday with POCD. I know I acted on my thoughts and I'm scared I'm in denial and that its true. I've been ruminating for months now and I don't want to do anything because I feel like im just going to go to prison. I'm so terrified that I will lose all my love ones because of what I think I've done. I'm so confused all the time.
Anonymous61280 I connect other experiences with this one experience I had and try to connect feelings of that experience to another and I also try to reenact scenarios.
Anonymous61326 I am not able to live in present due to unwanted images and thoughts I m not doing any compulsions
needyou A thought is causing you stress because it's not yours.. It's absolutely normal, you don't want this thought so t
Anonymous61249 Ali, my OCD is super afraid of me talking to someone about it. "It will ruin your recovery, it is reasurrence, you will get triggered and worse from that", it tells me. So I feel that talking to someone is then an exposure. But OCD then tells me "Why you did that?! That was a stepback on the recovery journey."Can OCD theme switch into recovery in this fashion?
needyou Guys I am alone right now... And I have an ocd attack... New theme... I try to stay calm... I am alone.. I have no one to talk right now
needyouWhat is your new theme? I can try to help the best I can. I am not an OCD expert but I have watched Ali's videos and I cant imagine how you feel alone. What can I do to help?
Guys I am alone right now... And I have an ocd attack... New theme... I try to stay calm... I am alone.. I have no one to talk right now
needyou I am better now... The stress is lower... Thank you for replying me... I hope we all live free from ocd soon
andrey_m Can ocd attack when i'am waking up and don't think clearly and when i at that time i can't refuse thoughts and when i wake up i understand that i have another ocd thought about false memory. Ocd says: what if you went out and attacked a person, i do not remember clearly that time, because i was sleepy and do not remember that time, but ocd convinces me that what if i attacked at that time?
Anonymous61361 Dear Ali, I'm Ana, I'm 18 years old and I'm from Brazil. I have been suffering from harm OCD for over a year now, but it was recently that I was diagnosed. I'm so scared. Sometimes I get the feeling that everything is real, that I'm a bad person. And I don't want to be a bad person, but it always feels like I don't care about it. I have always been a worried person, who cares about others, who lo
Anonymous61361 who loves people. I'm desperate. I don't know if it is a compulsion, but often I can't stop repeating words like "I would never do this", "I love my family", "I don't want to hurt anybody". I'm exhausted because of this and everything that comes along. I would love to hear from you.
Anonymous61370 Hey, completely understand how you guys feel. Just remember that overthinking these thoughts will only make them more common. We need to allow these thoughts to be in our brain and learn not to pay attention to them. Not thinking of these thoughts
Anonymous61370 will only make it worse. Allow them into you brain, don't comfort or reassure yourself, just keep going.
needyou Guys I don't understand something. Some days ocd thoughts seem to me really stupid but other days it's like is the most important thing in my life ... How can I deal with this part?
Abdul Hadi Hi what medicies should i use to recover OCD. I have a pure OCD with religious things going wrong in my head and fear of losing family and my studies.
Anonymous1473 No matter what just like Ali said, the thoughts, the urges, the images, the everything is all OCD and you have to sit with it no matter what and do nothing!
keiran Harm OCD has brought me to breaking point. I play fight with my large german shepherd and we wrestle, I slap her b*m and throw her around, she wrestles me back and play bites me. I have such a stronge urge to squeeze her and I do(shes never yelped or showed distress) yet I cant stop these urges from feeling like I'm gonna lose control and squeeze and punch her to death. I feel horrible.
keiran I'm signing up to Ali's 1 on 1 sessions when I get paid. But in the mean time any advice I would appreciate. I really feel like sometimes I'm gonna do it. I hate it and I hate myself for it
Anonymous61249The more you talk about your OCD thoughts the more you feed OCD. Actually thoughts telling you that it is exposure is OCD thought. Anything that encourages you to think about OCD, talk about it is just your mind trying to convince you to pay attention to the OCD. It is uncomfortable not to ruminate, not to talk. But it is needed. Hope that makes sense. What I started my recovery I felt the same.
Ali, my OCD is super afraid of me talking to someone about it. "It will ruin your recovery, it is reasurrence, you will get triggered and worse from that", it tells me. So I feel that talking to someone is then an exposure. But OCD then tells me "Why you did that?! That was a stepback on the recovery journey."Can OCD theme switch into recovery in this fashion?
Anonymous61030 Hi,my OCD is weird.A year ago I felt disgust to something i didn't used to feel this way and i decided i need to proof myself why this emotion is not based,but when i did it,i didn't feel safe anyway and I felt disgust over and over because of the fear of the this feeling to something I didn’t used to feel this way.Now i'm afraid of feeling disgust or other negative emotion to anything I like or