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Old 03-12-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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Am I losing control?

Alright, I was at work and at times I get these nervous attacks where I think Iím on the verge of compulsively doing something bad, like touching or hitting someone.

This one moment, I saw someone walking my way and the thought of touching them came into my head. I started to become more and more nervous as I got closer to the person. I started to have thoughts like ďdo it, do it.Ē

I also felt my arm move slowly towards their way. I didnít touch them, I donít think but what freaks me out is that I think I was trying to fulfill that compulsion. Iíve had many of these before, but I felt very sick to my stomach and nervous this time.

Am I losing control or did I lose control just then and there? Did I try?

Can someone help?

 
Old 03-28-2009, 09:11 AM   #2
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Re: Am I losing control?

I feel the same way you do at times. I get these thoughts in my head that make me want to touch someone or think very inapproropriate thoughts about someone. I have had bad thoughts about people and kids and I'd never want to do anything to every hurt anyone. I know that is not me and I would never do anything like that so why do I have these thoughts. Its like my mind is telling me just do it and I have to tell myself no I will not. These thoughts won't ever happen will they or are they just OCD thoughts? I am scared!
Is this OCD?

 
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:24 PM   #3
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Re: Am I losing control?

They're just thoughts. They have no control over you. I think what I was doing was a nervous complusion.

 
Old 04-06-2009, 06:16 AM   #4
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Re: Am I losing control?

They are just thoughts. They are horrible, scary, thoughts. And I still even get nervous that I won't have "control" and act on them. But I've learned after a lot of research- that they are just thoughts- and nothing more. We can't control them, but we also can't let them control us :c). You won't act on your thoughts. People with OCD don't act on them, instead, we the thoughts give us anxiet, panic, etc. People with OCD also tend to have hyper-guilty consciences. So we feel even more guilty and panic ridden about our thoughts.

 
Old 04-11-2009, 09:52 AM   #5
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Re: Am I losing control?

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Alright, I was at work and at times I get these nervous attacks where I think Iím on the verge of compulsively doing something bad, like touching or hitting someone.

This one moment, I saw someone walking my way and the thought of touching them came into my head. I started to become more and more nervous as I got closer to the person. I started to have thoughts like ďdo it, do it.Ē

I also felt my arm move slowly towards their way. I didnít touch them, I donít think but what freaks me out is that I think I was trying to fulfill that compulsion. Iíve had many of these before, but I felt very sick to my stomach and nervous this time.

Am I losing control or did I lose control just then and there? Did I try?

Can someone help?
the illusion that you are losing control is created by the disorder. i have an "oh no, i'm descending into madness" thought at least once a month, and it's BS.

 
Old 04-13-2009, 02:14 PM   #6
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Re: Am I losing control?

Thanks for the help, guys. I've been trying handle my anxiety. I can contain it at times but sometimes it comes back even stronger.

Nevertheless, I'm trying to keep myself strong.

 
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