“Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious anxiety-related condition where a person experiences frequent intrusive and unwelcome obsessional thoughts, often followed by repetitive compulsions, impulses or urges.” http://www.ocduk.org/ocd
I used to let my OCD define me, now I have more control and have taken my life back. I still have many challenges and I know I will always have this little monster on my shoulder, I will need to keep putting it back in his place, but for the first time in my life I am coping.
I would like to talk more about my OCD in my blog, it’s just taking me a little longer to find the right words, I want to inform rather than moan.
So here I go…..
I’ve had OCD since I was 6, I find that it constantly changes adapting to my every move.
When my OCD is bad I find it hard to hide, the repetitive checking or obsessional talking comes out. It can be tough for others around me to deal with what I’m saying or doing, but I have been blessed (for some reason) with amazing family and friends. (Thank you)
OCD comes hand in hand with some depressing times and panic attacks/ freak outs. This means sometimes I just find it hard to cope, too much is happening in my head. So I am learning to give myself ‘time out’ to get back on track.
I didn’t think I would be able to handle a child and OCD, I know this was also a concern for others too. But I did it, we are managing!
Monkey is a blessing, I truly believe he is mine because I can cope with him and he can cope with me. I don’t know how I got such a calm baby.
To deal with my OCD, I have found the best thing is not medication but cognitive behavioural therapy, which has made me learn new ways to challenge what is in my head.
I hope this is a little insight into my OCD, everyone’s OCD is a different type, this is mine.
Maybe I will find the right words to tell you more, or maybe not, but don’t be afraid to ask me.