Re: Quit cold turkey - is this possible?
I'm still trying and oddly enough, OCD is not as strong. I know it is just lying low, so I am not overjoyed. When obsession strikes, it's hard, but I tell to myself: "I missed so many compulsions by now, so if it's true that those things may happen, it does not matter at this point anyway". Then I know it's not true, and I am not God to make things happen and I even do not want them to happen, it's OCD talking.
When it gets really hard, I remind myself I CANNOT GO BACK and I HAVE NO CHOICE and start to really hate OCD. Cold turkey may work for me, since I quit smoking cold turkey, smoked for 7 years and free for 4. I've done little avoidance thing, but I try not to let it go in my way.
Funny thing is, my mind wants to keep OCD like it's a safe habit. I actually feel sick, like withdrawing from something - withdrawing from the habit my mind composed for itself to keep itself from reality. I have a headache, sinuses acting up, low temperature, joints hurt, back hurts and I feel weak.
I am determined to go on, though. The more you let yourself go, the more it takes on you.