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Old 08-04-2010, 11:51 PM   #1
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OCD sucks

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 on basic 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 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.


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Old 08-05-2010, 09:25 PM   #2
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Re: OCD sucks

Does anyone have anything to add?

So I've been thinking...and I think that when I get back to school, I should meet with one of the campus ministers there. He's one of my mentors -- he leads the small Faith Sharing group I'm a part of, and leads retreats etc...and at the end of last semester, he said that he would be willing to go down to the counseling center with me...and I think that I would like know, that it would make it less intimidating and make me more comfortable.

I still hate all of this though...

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