Re: Possible case?
Hi there, Im sorry to hear you're going through a troubled time with your thoughts.
Ive had OCD all my life and its not something I would wish on anyone. Your symptoms do sound similar to those of OCD; intrusive thoughts that repeat incessantly and cause distress to the thinker is basically the foundation of OCD.
It could just be that you are going through a stressful time in your life and that these thoughts will burn themselves out in time. On the other hand it may be that you need to see your doctor to discuss things further.
I know when I started with obsessive thoughts I just ignored them and thought that everyone had their little quirks and this was mine. It was only when I had my second child and my hormones somehow triggered off a huge OCD attack that I couldnt ignore it any longer, i'd managed to live with mild OCD for 15 years before then with no real problems to myself.
Some people can manage perfectly well by keeping themselves occupied and the thoughts will then eventually subside. Others cant ignore the thoughts and have to get help. Perhaps it might be an idea to see if these thoughts go away in a week or two, if they do and you arent bothered by any other distressing thoughts that may pop up, then you are probably ok. Thats just a suggestion as to what I would do, Im not an expert so please dont take my advice as gospel!
I waited for about 3 months until I couldnt take the thoughts anymore before seeking help, I noticed that once one set of worries burned themselves out, another set would take their place, thats kind of the marker of OCD.
If you are worried though I would make an appointment with your doctor and explain how you are feeling, theres some good medication and therapy out there that can really knock the stuffing out of the constant thinking cycles and get you on the road to recovery.
I wish you all the best