I have mild to moderate OCD which was diagnosed about 2 1/2 years ago. I was in therapy for it for about 6 or 7 months, and on meds for about a year. Things got a lot better, so I stopped.
As is normal with OCD, things have been rather up and down.
Over the past year, my OCD worsened a lot, especially during the spring semester of school.
About a month ago, I decided that I should go back to therapy. I've been seeing my old psychologist since then, and I'm about to go back to school in 2 weeks.
Today during my session, I almost started crying because I was talking about how upsetting and ridiculous it is that I spend an hour EVERY DAY
functions such as showering, getting ready for bed, getting dressed, brushing my teeth etc...and then even more
time gets spent up because I have so many other compulsions related to other things.
I wish that I had called my T earlier in the summer so we would have had more time to talk and work on things, but I wasn't really in the place to do that...so now I think I'm gonna have to find someone at school because OCD is really getting in the way of my life!
I have one last appointment with her next Wednesday before I head back to school.
I need to keep working on my OCD though. It's definitely interfering with my life, and I'm worried about what will happen with it at school when I start all my clinicals (I'm a nursing student, and most of my OCD stuff is about cleanliness and germs etc)...
So now I basically have 2 options:
1) Keep trying to work at it on my own.
2) Find someone to see at school.
I think I need to do 2...but I don't want to. It was hard enough for me to go to my T in the first place, and just as hard to back to her this summer...and I really don't want to deal with someone new.