Hi, I,m New To This Board. I Have Suffered From Ocd Since A Child.
But Didn't Seek Help Until About A Month Ago.
I Tried To Push It Far From My Mind And Keep It Hidden From Everyone. I Started Having Panic Attacks,aslo Suffering With Anxiety And Depression. I Have A Thing For Counting Everything Has To Be Done A Certain Number Of Times, Also Whatever I'm Doing Has To Be Done Perfectly Or I'll Do It Over And Over, Also I Want Things Setting Just A Certain Way. The Worst Of All Is Hair Plucking Does Anyone Else Do This? , I Keep Tweezers Beside My Bed And A Mirror I Spend Hours Pulling Hair From My Face, I Also Take 3 Baths A Day.......i Was Put On Zoloft,seroquel For Sleep, And Vistiril.
I Feel Like I'm In A Fog Is This Normal?...also My Blood Pressure Has Been On The Rise...can Anyone Tell Me If This Is Normal For These Meds.?
I have a similiar problem. For me, its doing things over and over or choosing not to do certain things. I have had OCD for years now and I tried getting help but it didint seem to do anything for me. THe good news is your not alone by any means. This is what I do and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt. Take each day at a time.....When I wake up in the morning, I say to myself I am going to have a good day and from the moment my feet hit the ground I try and to not listen to then voice inside my head. I have heard the best way to beat it is to ignore it and for me it works. I still have anxious feelings and all, but you have to keep telling yourself nothing is going to happen to you or anyone else if you dont complete or repeat things......trust me, if you start ignoring it, it gets easier......Let me know if any of that works...I wish i could be more help because I know what it is like...
Ty, Thanks For Your Help.
Went To The Doc Again Today And... He Uped The Mili. Of All Meds.
I Already Feel So Sleepy! All Of The Time......he Said Not Everyone Has All Of The Symptoms Of Ocd...but In My Case I Do....great!!!! Lol
I'll Try What You Suggest...keeping My Fingers Crossed Thanks Again!
I've tried that "ignoring' the thoughts solution. It actually IS helping a little. I keep telling myself that it's only a thought and that nothing is going to happen. Then I quickly involve myself in something to forget it. I recommend everyone try it. Hey, it's worth a shot right?