Have had ocd for 30 years roughly
Just a short history of my OCD strory. It began when I was 18 years old, didn't know what it was, didnt have a clue. It finished with college. couldnt focus etc. Went through a number of average jobs but couldn't hold them down. Then about 1996-97 I got a really sever attach and took to the bed. Didn't want to get up anymore. So, between the jigs & and reels we got me into a good hospital who after some time diagnosed me with OCD. So, I lived for 15 years not knowing what the hell was wrong with me. I met a great CBT therapist there and I'v worked with her since. We generally use ERP which I find very tough to do. At the beginning I'm saying, this is not going to work, The exposures are actually going to make it worse but sooner rather than later the practice of the ERP starts to give me a different, more balanced view of the obssessive prompt in the first place. I also use the MEDS to help me work through the CBT stuff, the 2 complement each other. I'm right in the middle of an OCD attact these past few days so I'll post progress as time passes - P.