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Old 07-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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hi friends! New to this site. I have struggled with OCD and pure-OCD. It is a daily struggle but I am winning the battle after therapy, medication, and the strength to overcome this demon! what I am dealing with now does not seem like OCD but I feel like i am ruminating about it! This past thursday night I was talking with my 9 year old about her and her sister and cousins growing older (other daughter is 6). OMG a wave of crushing sadness came over me that my babies are not babies anymore and that the last decade has just flown by way too fast! I have not stopped crying since thursday night! My husband tells me its an ocd thought but it is not intrusive or offensive! just so sad my kids are getting older and me too (i am 36)! I keep picturing them going to middle school, high school, college and can't stop crying! ocd or just mommy sadness? I am not taking medication anymore because my OCD has been really tame! Could be hormonal but my gosh, I can't cry for the next decade that they are getting older!

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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Re: is this also ocd?

Hey, well people who are diagnosed with OCD tend to be extremely afraid of changes (including me). When something that is not right or is in a place we are not used to be we tend to feel a lot of nostalgia (fear and anxiety also) about how things used to be. I wouldn't call it an intrusive thought, it is more like fear (anxiety) of change. I feel that way most of the times, I am afraid of change, but anyhow thats how it is, can't change it we must cope with it.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:27 AM   #3
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Re: is this also ocd?

thank you so much for responding. i try to remind myself that not every thought is an OCD thought and not every emotion is an OCD emotion. I have always been emotional while dealing with OCD at the same time. but this almost feels like grieving to me. like i am grieving for my kids who are not babies anymore and it crushes me. I still can't stop crying. I am trying because I feel myself spiralling down a bit which does not help my OCD symptoms. last night I took the girls out to dinner because husband was working late. I sat there looking at them from across the table and i felt like i was dying inside because they are getting so big. a hard thing to swallow.

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