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Kevin Le is ocd a chronic mental disability
Anonymous121431 No
Anonymous119901 i am obsessing over the thought that what if i have ocd because someone set a witchcraft spell on me
Anonymous119901 like how does ocd even develop i remember the day i realized i had ocd and i was confused on how i even got it i def made ocd worse by going on and off birth control
Anonymous121623 Hello my question is that i get these type of thoughts what if i fear of clothes then what would people think. I'll look like crazy since then i got alot of these type of thoughts what if i fear form this and that .let me know is this ocd? And if yes then Should i disregard the same way in this too? 😓 by the way I've also fear of going crazy
Anonymous121623 I also wanna know how to prevent a ocd loop to happen in the beginning?
Anonymous121431 Go and watch aligremond videos on youtube
Anonymous118415 Hi does anyone else have this problem where they feel like their thoughts aren't intrusive? Like you think of them on your own mostly for ERP purposes but still, once you do recovery work they slowly get quieter and fade anyway? Hope that makes sense
Anonymous118415
Anonymous118415
Hi does anyone else have this problem where they feel like their thoughts aren't intrusive? Like you think of them on your own mostly for ERP purposes but still, once you do recovery work they slowly get quieter and fade anyway? Hope that makes sense
This isn't reassurance seeking btw, that's one compulsion I'm completely rid of, I just wondered if others went through the same experience
Anonymous115695
Anonymous118415
This isn't reassurance seeking btw, that's one compulsion I'm completely rid of, I just wondered if others went through the same experience
I’m going thru that. It’s hard to tell the difference and it’s confusing.
Anonymous118415
Anonymous115695
I’m going thru that. It’s hard to tell the difference and it’s confusing.
For me, I feel obligated to think the thoughts. I don't want to think them but it's like, I feel them coming in as like a sentence or something and then I let it in and disregard it. The more ERP I do the less thoughts I have but some of them feel intrusive and some don't which is very confusing and I'm worried it might bring on another setback
Shalonda3 How do I recover from ocd?
Anonymous115695
Anonymous118415
For me, I feel obligated to think the thoughts. I don't want to think them but it's like, I feel them coming in as like a sentence or something and then I let it in and disregard it. The more ERP I do the less thoughts I have but some of them feel intrusive and some don't which is very confusing and I'm worried it might bring on another setback
I believe they call that “checking” I’ll disregard and feel tons better then start checking my feelings and thoughts to see where I am. Then it starts over with a twist and gets me every time.
Anonymous118415
Shalonda3
How do I recover from ocd?
Let the thoughts come in with anxiety and resist doing any compulsions little by little
Anonymous121664 Hi All, I don't want to specify my OCD themes as i know my OCD will seek reassurance for that immediately. I just want to mention that I'm really going thru some hard time rn. I'm getting an intrusive thought every second & they come with severe physical symptoms like headache, toothache or body pain. My PCOS symptoms are just adding up to it. I don't know how to cope anymore. :'
Anonymous121664 I have had OCD since I was born I guess, but it elevated during my teenage horrifically. I struggled a lot since then but things got under control for a bit when I got diagnosed last year. Now I know what's bothering me but I still don't know how to deal with it properly yet.
Ali Greymond
Anonymous121664
Hi All, I don't want to specify my OCD themes as i know my OCD will seek reassurance for that immediately. I just want to mention that I'm really going thru some hard time rn. I'm getting an intrusive thought every second & they come with severe physical symptoms like headache, toothache or body pain. My PCOS symptoms are just adding up to it. I don't know how to cope anymore. :'
you need to track and reduce rumination. Let the thoughts come in but choose not to analyze them
Ali Greymond
Anonymous118415
Hi does anyone else have this problem where they feel like their thoughts aren't intrusive? Like you think of them on your own mostly for ERP purposes but still, once you do recovery work they slowly get quieter and fade anyway? Hope that makes sense
yes that's common
Ali Greymond
Anonymous121623
I also wanna know how to prevent a ocd loop to happen in the beginning?
control your reaction when a new thought pops in. Don't give it energy.
Ali Greymond
Kevin Le
is ocd a chronic mental disability
It can be if you don't do the work. So if you view it as chronic and accept that you will never get better, then you will never get better. If you work hard on recovery then you will recover. It's all in your hands. I was not ok living in OCD hell so I did the work and I recovered.
Anonymous117898 Ali recovery isn’t the same as cure so that means you still have Ocd after recovery?
Anonymous115695 I have a hard time telling the difference between my thoughts and ocd. Any advice ?
Anonymous110875
Anonymous121431
If u are lesbian..u liked that thought..not feared about that thought..so choose to disreagrd and move on
wtf are you talking about? Are you saying im a lesbian?
Shalonda3 Hi
Anonymous121332 Hello
Shalonda3 I'm new to the forum
Anonymous121755 I distinguished my feelings. Reason why I freaked out over a intrusive thought is because I never had them and it felt strong and real I really freaked out so I believed in it. The fear you get when looking you’ll recognize it as just fear it makes it seem real af.
Anonymous118635 I am an 18 year old girl.Recently I had a severe attack of ocd.I have been prone to ocd since my teenage.Basically I am a strong person compared to my mother who has been suffering ocd since the age of ten.I have been watching your videos and I hope that I will be able to recover soon.I have been cherishing a dream to become a doctor since my childhood.Can I choose the profession of a medical prac
Anonymous85281
Anonymous85281
Omg im going through the same thing! There’s a lesbian looking girl in my class and my brain is telling me I like her cause she has a haircut like I girl. The worst part is I have no anxiety. Thinking back, that type of person is THE LAST person I what to be attracted to and all I want is to be disgusted by it
^
Anonymous85281
Anonymous121431
If u are lesbian..u liked that thought..not feared about that thought..so choose to disreagrd and move on
Wtf are you talking abt? Are you saying I’m a lesbian?
Anonymous85281 Hey is anyone here to chat?
Anonymous118415 Hi can someone help? I feel like I've almost put my recovery on hold due to a key factor. I think I'm thinking these thoughts on my own. Almost everything else has me convinced that this is OCD but when I started to do ERP, I would think about the thoughts purposely in order to do recovery work. The thoughts would get quieter or at least I'd think so until I'd test it and start thinking about them
Anonymous118415
Anonymous118415
Hi can someone help? I feel like I've almost put my recovery on hold due to a key factor. I think I'm thinking these thoughts on my own. Almost everything else has me convinced that this is OCD but when I started to do ERP, I would think about the thoughts purposely in order to do recovery work. The thoughts would get quieter or at least I'd think so until I'd test it and start thinking about them
And then they'd get louder again. Most of my OCD thoughts don't feel intrusive at all and that's a major concern for me. I don't allow myself to recovery work because I'm almost certain that these thoughts are mine because I'm thinking them on purpose. I'm pretty sure I don't like them and I want them to go away but I still think of them myself. Am I alone here?
Anonymous85281
Anonymous118415
Hi can someone help? I feel like I've almost put my recovery on hold due to a key factor. I think I'm thinking these thoughts on my own. Almost everything else has me convinced that this is OCD but when I started to do ERP, I would think about the thoughts purposely in order to do recovery work. The thoughts would get quieter or at least I'd think so until I'd test it and start thinking about them
Omg this is exactly what I’m going through! Word for word. Idk what do do anymore too. It’s like I’m thinking about it all the time on purpose, and it’s like I would be fine if i DIDNT get rid of them, and then I would start to cry
Anonymous85281 And the reason why I’m pretty sure they are on purpose is because I can alter my thoughts, I have HOCD and I repeat words over and over like “I don’t want to be gay I want to be straight” but sometimes I start to think of the opposite and it comes out “I want to be gay” or “I don’t want to be straight” also whenever I get a thought of kissing a girl I immediately switch it to a b
Anonymous118415
Anonymous85281
Omg this is exactly what I’m going through! Word for word. Idk what do do anymore too. It’s like I’m thinking about it all the time on purpose, and it’s like I would be fine if i DIDNT get rid of them, and then I would start to cry
I know how you feel. I've literally stopped doing ERP out of concern that it won't even do anything. It started where, I was thinking the thoughts on my own for ERP purposes but now, after almost like a hundred setbacks, I'm still thinking them and feeling like I have no problem with them. And they feel quieter after a while but then, I test myself and they come back stronger
Anonymous85281 To a boy and I’ve done it so much that now it just comes in as me thinking of a girl but the thought comes in as a boy so now my brain has made the assumption that the intrusive thought is a boy and now it feels like I want to think abt a girl
Anonymous85281
Anonymous118415
I know how you feel. I've literally stopped doing ERP out of concern that it won't even do anything. It started where, I was thinking the thoughts on my own for ERP purposes but now, after almost like a hundred setbacks, I'm still thinking them and feeling like I have no problem with them. And they feel quieter after a while but then, I test myself and they come back stronger
Yes exactly. No anxiety or fear anymore and I try to disregard and it’s become quieter but I still continue to think about it. I wonder now if I want to think about it and it will never be able to go away or if I’m lying when I say I want to be straight
Anonymous118415
Anonymous85281
And the reason why I’m pretty sure they are on purpose is because I can alter my thoughts, I have HOCD and I repeat words over and over like “I don’t want to be gay I want to be straight” but sometimes I start to think of the opposite and it comes out “I want to be gay” or “I don’t want to be straight” also whenever I get a thought of kissing a girl I immediately switch it to a b
I'm going through this too with my theme! I'm still kinda assuming it's OCD so I'm not really panicking but I've been ruminating and not allowing myself to do any further recovery work. At one point, I was doing great. My thoughts were so much quieter and everything started to make sense, why I was having these thoughts, what was happening etc. But then I kept having setbacks
Anonymous118415
Anonymous85281
Yes exactly. No anxiety or fear anymore and I try to disregard and it’s become quieter but I still continue to think about it. I wonder now if I want to think about it and it will never be able to go away or if I’m lying when I say I want to be straight
Thanks to Ali, I've learned that OCD can come in in anyway in the world. Any type of feeling, thought, urge, sensation etc. It's easier to get through this when you understand OCD. OCD is literally the brain trying to protect you from a percieved ''threat''. So when it finds you disregarding, it will pull up something different until you listen. But I feel I can't disregard this problem
Anonymous118415 Because I don't hear anything about it. Everyone talks about intrusive thoughts but my thoughts are being thought of on my own so I feel like they're not. Despite the fact that they do get quieter.
Anonymous85281
Anonymous118415
I'm going through this too with my theme! I'm still kinda assuming it's OCD so I'm not really panicking but I've been ruminating and not allowing myself to do any further recovery work. At one point, I was doing great. My thoughts were so much quieter and everything started to make sense, why I was having these thoughts, what was happening etc. But then I kept having setbacks
Ya same I feel like with the less anxiety and intrusiveness it feels like I can never really get rid of my thoughts anymore-like I’m always gonna have and I wouldn’t mind if I was bi. I used to cry myself to sleep because I couldn’t get rid of these thoughts but now I’m worried I’ve just been faking it and having the thoughts on purpose all the time
Anonymous85281 Plus it now feels like I want to think about the thought when it comes in so I can’t disregard anymore but I used to hate them
Anonymous118415
Anonymous85281
Ya same I feel like with the less anxiety and intrusiveness it feels like I can never really get rid of my thoughts anymore-like I’m always gonna have and I wouldn’t mind if I was bi. I used to cry myself to sleep because I couldn’t get rid of these thoughts but now I’m worried I’ve just been faking it and having the thoughts on purpose all the time
Okay. I'm not going to give you reassurance here, that never helps. But what I will tell you is that regardless of whether you think this is OCD or not, take that chance. View it as such. Because in the end, you will get better. I feel like I should take my own advice too but it
Anonymous118415 *its honestly easier said than done
Anonymous85281 I’m worried it was never ocd tho
Anonymous118415
Anonymous85281
I’m worried it was never ocd tho
You have to live with that uncertainty if you wish to recover. Don't seek reassurance, try your best not to analyse and resist compulsions. Even what you're going through right now. If it has to do with your theme, disregard it. Just note, it's OCD like everything else.
Anonymous121216
Anonymous118415
You have to live with that uncertainty if you wish to recover. Don't seek reassurance, try your best not to analyse and resist compulsions. Even what you're going through right now. If it has to do with your theme, disregard it. Just note, it's OCD like everything else.
i came on to ask for reassurance but this made me think otherwise, thank you so much
Anonymous117898
Anonymous118415
You have to live with that uncertainty if you wish to recover. Don't seek reassurance, try your best not to analyse and resist compulsions. Even what you're going through right now. If it has to do with your theme, disregard it. Just note, it's OCD like everything else.
So recovery is living with uncertainty? That doesn’t really sound very promising
Anonymous118415
Anonymous117898
So recovery is living with uncertainty? That doesn’t really sound very promising
No. Once you recover, you will know your fears were not true. Uncertainty just has to be present until you do recover. I promise you, it will be worth it and I know it doesn't feel good, but anxiety is also a key component to recovery, The more anxiety and less relief you feel, the faster you will recover. In time you will start to feel better and little by little you will get there.
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