Re: I need help, I think I have OCD


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Posted by TH on May 25, 2002:
In Reply to: I need help, I think I have OCD posted by Laura on May 25, 2002:
>>  For a long time now I have been effected by something that has been tormenting me. It started when I was young, maybe 10 or 11. For instance I would be out playing hide n seek and all of a sudden my brain would tell me to touch the lamp post for 20 seconds. It gradually became worse, I am now 14, 15 later this year, and it is really getting to me. At night I have to turn the light switch on and off at least 4 times. Other things also like look a certain way in the mirror. Something is telling me that if I don't do it then something terrible is going to happen to me or my family. I can't control it, and it's getting that I dont even know I'm doing it because it's so regular, it's became part of my every-day life. I really need help, I'm scared people have noticed my strange behaviour.

You can control it with help! I had OCD for 2 years and obviously I still have the tendency towards it if I let myself. I am about 95% 'cured' now. Please try to realize that these feelings are false messages from your brain. Nothing bad will happen if you do not perform these rituals. I know it is hard, but please go to see someone qualified to help you with this. I think we are all inclined towards OCD, some more than others. Try to divert your attention when these thoughts occur and laugh at them for what they are. You can get over this, believe me I know!



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