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Anonymous117898
Anonymous120197
Have you been able to make any progress by yourself?
Yh I did but I’ve been stuck for a while now with the thoughts and ruminating , how about you
Ali Greymond
Anonymous117898
Yh I did but I’ve been stuck for a while now with the thoughts and ruminating , how about you
try to reduce by just a few minutes, it's just accountability. The thoughts will always feel real
Anonymous117898
Ali Greymond
try to reduce by just a few minutes, it's just accountability. The thoughts will always feel real
Yes Ali they seem so real , how do I reduce , and then sometimes I’ll randomly remember the thought, I will be stuck forever with Ocd because it’s chronic
Ali Greymond they will always seem real, you need to make a decision to view them as ocd even though they feel real
Anonymous117898
Ali Greymond
they will always seem real, you need to make a decision to view them as ocd even though they feel real
But I thought if we view our thoughts as Ocd then it is a compulsion
Anonymous117898 Ali I have been trying to recover for almost a year but the thoughts are still a major problem and I just don’t feel good and ruminate
Anonymous117898 How do we truly accept our thoughts
Ali Greymond
Anonymous117898
Ali I have been trying to recover for almost a year but the thoughts are still a major problem and I just don’t feel good and ruminate
are you using my tracking method? is there any accountability?
Ali Greymond
Anonymous117898
How do we truly accept our thoughts
you don't need to chase the feeling of accepting the thoughts
Anonymous117898
Ali Greymond
are you using my tracking method? is there any accountability?
I don’t understand the tracking method but I don’t think it will work for me
Anonymous117898
Ali Greymond
you don't need to chase the feeling of accepting the thoughts
I read on a different Ocd instagram that we need to truly accept the thoughts
Anonymous120206 Is someone here please? I need help. My ocd try to pull me down again
Anonymous118619
Anonymous120206
Is someone here please? I need help. My ocd try to pull me down again
Hey, I won't give you reassurance but remember how many times OCD has tries to pull you down. Sit with it and let it flow. Try to redirect your attention elsewehre
Anonymous120206
Anonymous118619
Hey, I won't give you reassurance but remember how many times OCD has tries to pull you down. Sit with it and let it flow. Try to redirect your attention elsewehre
Thank so so so much!! I will keep doing the hard work!!
Ali Greymond exactly!!!!
Anonymous117898 Ali it’s not possible to be 100% Ocd free it will always be a part of us
Anonymous120212
Anonymous120206
Thank so so so much!! I will keep doing the hard work!!
Hello Ali
Anonymous120212 Could I ask a question please
Anonymous118619
Anonymous117898
Ali it’s not possible to be 100% Ocd free it will always be a part of us
Think of it like this - Worry about not being 100% OCD while being controlled by your OCD or reduce rumination and compulsions and potentially (yes uncertainty here too sorry) return to a life that is worth it. Living life doing complusions and the thinking that occurs versus no complusions is a 360 difference i promise
Anonymous118619 You won't regret reducing complusions and ruminations i promise.
Anonymous120212 What is the difference between someone who has harm ocd and someone who does bad things?
Anonymous117898
Anonymous118619
Think of it like this - Worry about not being 100% OCD while being controlled by your OCD or reduce rumination and compulsions and potentially (yes uncertainty here too sorry) return to a life that is worth it. Living life doing complusions and the thinking that occurs versus no complusions is a 360 difference i promise
Yh I know but it’s just awful how we can’t be like normal again , like 100% Ocd free , it just sucks
Ali Greymond In the next hour make actual progress in reducing rumination and compulsions, you can't just say how bad the situation is, you need to start turning at around and the more you put it off the worse it will get
Anonymous117898
Ali Greymond
In the next hour make actual progress in reducing rumination and compulsions, you can't just say how bad the situation is, you need to start turning at around and the more you put it off the worse it will get
I don’t really do compulsions but I don’t know how to reduce ruminating or disregard thoughts
Anonymous120212 Hi Ali I have harm ocd and I am watching your videos but struggling to stop ruminating. How do you know you won’t act out intrusive thoughts?
Anonymous120235 Hi everyone
Anonymous118619
Anonymous120212
What is the difference between someone who has harm ocd and someone who does bad things?
This is a complusion. Put this as "OCD and disregard" basket
Anonymous120235 I think I might have ocd lately, I keep adding new things to my room to "improve it" and now focused on my home theater and I keep get bothering over and over on things like if the tv is exactly at the center, if the speakers are one taller than another and nothing ever looks "even"
Anonymous120235 How do I stop giving in these urges and enjoy the things that I have?
Anonymous120235 Sometimes I get the thought like "when I'll fix everything in the room I'll really be able to enjoy a movie with this new tv, but only after then etc"
Anonymous120235 sad
Anonymous120235 anybody there?
Anonymous117898
Anonymous120235
anybody there?
Hi each time you get an urge to change something around , resist the urge. Don’t do it
Anonymous120235 will it go away?
Anonymous120235 'cause as soon as I start resisting it it bothers me like scratching my brain 'til I don't do it...difficult to explain it in words
Anonymous117898
Anonymous120235
will it go away?
Each time you Resist it should get easier , in the start it will be hard and you will have anxiety but just sit with it and don’t do any urges and each time you refuse an Urge it will get easier
Anonymous120235 thank you, new to this, been talking about it with my therapist which I'm seeing since 2 years, she said we'll just monitor how it goes for now before declaring it's ocd
Anonymous120235 I've been having these since a few months only
Anonymous120235 it happens also with doors, sometimes even if I'm sure I locked a door, I have to check it 2,3,4 times
Anonymous117898
Anonymous120235
thank you, new to this, been talking about it with my therapist which I'm seeing since 2 years, she said we'll just monitor how it goes for now before declaring it's ocd
Please just control this now so it doesn’t become a big issue for you x
Anonymous120235 I have a brother which has this issue since long time...
Kevin Le
Anonymous120235
it happens also with doors, sometimes even if I'm sure I locked a door, I have to check it 2,3,4 times
same 6048392218
Anonymous120235
Kevin Le
same 6048392218
Were you diagnosed with ocd or u too are still unsure about that?
Kevin Le
Anonymous120235
Were you diagnosed with ocd or u too are still unsure about that?
i am diagnosed with ocd but my ocd makes me think im other things too like ive thought about myself being high functioning autism or tourettes or a serial killer, pedophile etc. psychopath etc. everything u name it = my ocd is worse with tech i think so i wish i could destroy all my tech but i cant cause its part of work and obsessions and saving repeating sending etc. - i feel like ive lost the w
Anonymous119901 ocd been telling me to do some crazy things
Anonymous85281 Hey guys I’m very happy to say that I finally talked to my mom and asked for help today we are going to get a therapist
Anonymous85281 Also what’s really concerning me is that now that I have no anxiety I don’t react with panic anymore which means I don’t really engage with my thoughts but I still think it’s a problem because they keep coming in, that’s why I believe I’m having them on purpose because I’m just kinda like idc anymore but the thoughts are still coming in. Why? And it’s almost like normal thoughts no
Anonymous85281 Now and that I’m not even attracted to men anymore. Will it ever come back? If I’m having the thoughts on purpose that means I’ll never truly get rid of them
Kevin Le
Anonymous85281
Hey guys I’m very happy to say that I finally talked to my mom and asked for help today we are going to get a therapist
im super happy for u 6048392218
Kevin Le
Anonymous120212
Could I ask a question please
yes = does anyone know any good tips to manage ocd = i re read messages and i hate it when i misread it or read too fast and its annoying i also like to save things ALOT and its like extra work for me 6048392218
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Harm OCD relapse need some help

Hi, I have had OCD from a young age and have just had a bit of a relapse the past few days, differnce is this is the first time I’ve relapsed in a year and first first time I’ve relapsed off medication and out of therapy since then. I’m a bit lost and just need some help and hoping people are on here.

my mind is just constantly racing at the moment and can’t shut it up, I’ve dealt with relapses before and stopped it but I just don’t know how to with this one. At the moment it just feels like I want to and the question I can’t get out of my head is, is killing so bad, is it so bad to hurt someone if you just kill someone these thoughts will stop and you won’t feel sad the thoughts will stop if you do. And I’m so scared of that thought I’ve dealt with it before and I’ve overcome it but I’ve forgotten what I did to overcome my 2 year battle with this. Has anyone dealt with that thought before, cause I don’t want to kill/hurt people I hate it I’ve always been apolegitc even scratching someone and I don’t like causing harm I promise. But it feels so real like I want to kill so I can stop the thoughts but I don’t cause I hate it but it’s just the feelings and I hate the feelings they won’t go away. It’s wierd also cause I don’t know what’s wrong with me other than that that’s why it’s hard to make it go away the past week. It’s just feels like I want to see harm and that it won’t cause me pain. Like for example my minds convinced me if I see someone kill someone I’ll like it, but I accidentally hurt my dog before and I felt so guilty I don’t want to even see people get hurt I don’t like it. 

I guess I’m just a little lost at the moment and seeking re assurance that somebody else has had these thoughts. I know it’s bad to seek re assurance  but just tough atm. Just struggling to figure it out without a therapist. 

just hoping someone can see these post and tell me I won’t ever hurt someone like that and things will get better again. Just fearing that it’ll go on and won’t stop again

I am in the process of recovery myself, however I can offer you some hope.  I understand where you are coming from.  When I get like you are right now I get so focused on the situation and the actual thoughts but later realize that they were OCD thoughts and it wouldn't matter what the thoughts were if I reacted to them in fear. Try to stop ruminating. Easier said than done I know. You have overcome this in the past and I know you will also this time.  Don't let the relapse drag you down either. You have been doing well and now it is prob. just a little bit different without medication and a therapist.

Hi 

thanks for replying I’m trying it’s just this time feels so differnt and I’m scared, because this time I don’t have the help and I don’t wanna go back there as the past year has been amazing I’m just scared cause it feels so real

Hi Corey,

I am not sure if you'll see this since it's been awhile. I hope things have gotten better for you in the time being. I definitely understand the struggle of intrusive thoughts.

Try to remember that people that actually seek/want to do awful things regarding harm, do not actually contemplate their feelings or feel bad for having the thoughts. You wouldn't catch someone truly evil seeking out help like you have on this forum. 

 

Now I know this is reassurance and you should learn to live without seeking it but this is also the truth.

 

Try to practice sitting with the thoughts. Become comfortable with these thoughts as if it were an average thought that crosses your mind.

It is not the thought but the fear that lies behind it that erks you...

I will send peaceful energy your way my friend. We all just want peace.