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Old 06-13-2004, 04:19 AM   #1
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Angry Fear of germs...

I have OCD, and my main symptom is fear of germs. I get bad anxiety over this. I have two kids and my germ phobia started after having my first child. I really feel that everything and everyone is contaminated outside of my home. I wanted to know if anyone has ever been in a situation where your OCD has kicked in so bad that you will do anything to get out of the situation?? Tonight we were at a barbeque. I didn't feel like the food was "clean" so I started to literally panic. I needed out fast.. so I made up a story that my neighbor left a message on my cell phone that my door was left open at home. I don't know where I got that idea and I hated lying, but couldn't come up with a good excuse to get out of there fast. So now I feel like I'm crazy for having to do something so outrageous to free myself from my OCD. I have been to dr's, I have been on drugs. Nothing helps. What kind of life is this????? I feel like I would rather have no friends, than to have friends that don't meet my "standards" of cleanliness, because atleast then I don't have to worry.

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Old 06-13-2004, 07:19 PM   #2
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Re: Fear of germs...

You're in a good place with the folks on this board. As you probably know there are many books out there which describe your situation, so don't think that you are alone. Read on through some of the posts and you will see what others are going through. When my OCD kicked in for the long haul about 5 years ago I was like you, mentally out of control and constantly thinking the thoughts and what can I do to stop them. Everything, including logic just seems so unreasonable and unexceptable to the intrusive thinking of an OCDer.

Hang in there, there are many of us here to help.

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