I'm not a big tech whiz or anything so this is my first blog I'm writing so I'm sure they'll gradually get better. I guess I'm using this site to vent a little, as well as talk to some people and come up with different ideas on how to beat ocd. Already this site has helped me a lot because I can see that there are lots of other people out there that have to deal with this shit! Sometimes I feel so alone, and although this is electronic I at least know I'm not like some lepper and am the only one in the world! Also a lot of you have a lot of wisdom beyond your years, a common trait I feel comes along with OCD. It really gives you a different perspective, unattached from "ego" I think. It's like we have a clearer picture of us "looking in" on situations even involving ourselves, and disassociating our personal emotions. I for one feel very desensitized towards a lot of emotions and situations. For example I can handle myself very well under pressure, even giving speeches, because I know that it's nothing compared to my intrusive ocd thoughts so I perform very well doing other things because that doesn't feel like "pressure", if you get what I'm saying. I wanted to share little bits and pieces of my mind with you all and it would be nice bantaring back and forth for whoever wants to comment back on my blog. Right now the more "tangible" thing on my mind is the fact that I'm 24 years old have no job, haven't graduated college, and really can't focus on school to well because I am housebound a lot due to obsessing as well as it's hard to keep focused on school when I constantly have to fight my demons. Wondering if anyone else had any advice for how they did it. Well you got a glimpse of how I think and how I feel, I assure you I'll write more and you can get to know me better.

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  1. Lee1958 10 years ago

    I too am new to this site.  My first blog explains my situation.  I was always anal BEFORE the accident, but I am unsure if this anal/perfectionism was OCD at that point.  My therapist (only been 5 times so far) says yes….my verdict is still out on that.  BUT, I used those OCD "traits" at that time to HELP propel me through school.  I guess I just channeled all of that horrible energy to getting my degree.   Maybe if you can find a way to make your degree your "obsession" you can make it through college.

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  2. lbourkas 10 years ago

    Don't feel like your unaccomplished  – we all have our demons. The only thing you can do is start to make a change. Here's a quote that a friend gave me, "Forget the past, no one was ever successful in the past."

    Geez, that was a little perky…. Just here to try and help! 🙂

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  3. SashaG 10 years ago

    Hey I am new here to. I also have intrusive thoughts and I do other things like repeating actions over and over. I don't have much advice sorry, as I have only just let my family know that I am OCD, though they did notice something was going on. I do find it helpfull to talk to people on this sight and try make friends with people who also have OCD as it good to talk to people who understand what you are going through.

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  4. Neil_ODonnell 10 years ago

    Welcome to the tribe!  What has helped me has been being honest with my doctor and my family/friends about what I deal with day after day.  I definitely recommend you seek guidance from your doctor, if you haven't already.  That said, I always find interacting with others battling OCD helps me remember I am not alone.  Hope this helps.

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