How to ask Doc about OCD?
I am certain that I am OCD. I have most of the characteristics (checking/rechecking,counting,handwashing and many more).
However I am unsure of how to bring this up at my next doctor appointment. I would like for my doctor to come to the conclusion without spelling it out for him.
For about six months last year I was convinced that I was HIV positive, and that I had all sorts of sexually transmitted diseases. Thankfully a negative HIV test put HIV out of my mind - but I still have relapses (I'm experiencing one now) of where I reconvince myself that I have STD's.
I have been married for eleven years and have two beautiful children. I have not cheated, and I am pretty sure that he hasn't either. I asked my doc a couple of years ago to run the gammet of STD tests for me - just in case.... Apparently they all came out negative - although I am not entirely sure of what the gammet of tests consisted of.
Anyway, getting back to why I am posting in the first place... how would anyone here suggest I bring this possible diagnosis to my doctor.
Thank you so much