New to the forum
Hi everyone ~
I just joined here, thought I'd say hello. Through encouragement from a friend, I joined this forum as a way to get out my problems with OCD and hopefully connect with others out there like me. I'm 23 and have had OCD for as long as I can remember - my earliest memory of having a thought that made it feel like my whole was crashing down was when I was probably two. I've never been "officially" diagnosed - I can't seem to make myself actually go to a therapist, doctor, etc. My mom and my father had it. I guess it's genetic.
Anyhow, for a good long while as a teen, I got my OCD under control. Now that I'm an adult with pressures of work and life on my own, my OCD is getting worse than it's ever been. Some days are better than others - I can fight off the obsessions and fears, other days I feel entirely trapped by own nonsensical mind tricks. It's a frustrating cycle.
Well, I guess I'll stop rambling now. . . I just wanted to say hello.