| | Constant need to confess. Ruining my life
I've been doing this for years, confessing any little thing I've done to my girlfriends that I think could be hurtful. I'm 25 now, I was diagnosed a few years ago while dating someone, and it started just out of the blue one day. I started to feel guilty about something I'd done, confessed, then there was something else, and something else, and something else. Eventually I got it under control through therapy and medication, and I was fine for a while. I stopped seeing my therapist and went off my meds...but now the problem is back. I'm seeing someone new and about a week and a half ago I started feeling guilty about something, confessed, and figured I'd feel better. I did for about 15 minutes, until I thought of something else. That's my cycle, guilt, confess, short relief, rinse and repeat. It's been so hard these past 10 days or so, I restarted my meds (Cymbalta 60mg) and made an appointment to see my therapist again. I guess it just makes me feel a little better to know I'm not the only one who suffers from this. Once a thought implants itself in my brain, it will stay there 24/7. Every minute of the day, I will think about it, and confessing is the only way to alleviate the pain. At this point, my brain is just coming up with little details of things my girlfriend already knows about. It's miserable, I'm a good person and a good boyfriend and I just want to be happy again. Is there a better medication for obsessive thoughts/scanning mind than Cymbalta? I'm open to try absolutely anything.
Last edited by Justinsg08; 08-26-2012 at 06:47 PM.