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Twistedmentality
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   Posted 12/22/2008 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
yesterday well out at a hobby shop packed with people i got this impulse to take my boots off and pull my socks up or something bad would happen to my dog.so in the middle of this shop what do i do ? you guessed it,take my boots off and pull my socks up.not once but twice....i can only imagine what the people who saw me were thinking. i tried to make it look like i was just adjusting my shoes but i did it twice.

Mazfire
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   Posted 12/23/2008 12:09 AM (GMT -7)   

what do you think triggered that impulse? have you had that feeling before?

Maz XX


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Green Grove
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   Posted 12/23/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Please check out the Anxiety and Panic Resources and find the link to MoodGYM which will help you with your Scary/Warpy Thoughts. There is other threads on here for you to post on and receive some good advice :)
 
You might consider also checking out the "Midwest Center For Anxiety and Depression" with Lucinda Bassett.  They devote a whole chapter on "irrational" thoughts/compulsions such as these. . . I've been through some myself and you just have to put them out of your mind :)
 
Good luck and I wish you a Wonderful Holiday Season!!!


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Post Edited (Green Grove) : 12/23/2008 12:20:17 PM (GMT-7)


Aries8
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   Posted 12/23/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
An impulse to take off your boots and adjust your socks? That's different, isn't it? Well, whatever it takes to calm yourself down. What happens when you don't give in to your impulses? Anxiety attacks? If you're in the middle of a crowded place, you could do your relaxation techniques. Or move yourself to the perimeter of the crowd. You can even walk outside for a few moments.

Twistedmentality
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   Posted 12/25/2008 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
im not sure what triggers the ocd...if i dont act upon t he impulse it will drive me crazy. its like a war in my head.im trying not to do the impulse and at the same time getting very agitated from holding it in.

sometimes i can talk myself out of them and move onto other things.in those instances iam busy or someone gets my attention off the ocd .

Mazfire
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   Posted 12/26/2008 2:10 AM (GMT -7)   

are you obsessive thoughts usually related to removing shoes etc? or are they different each time?

Hang in there!

Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


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   Posted 12/26/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   

I am sorry this is a tough thing for you to deal with but I do like Maz's question.

What do you think?

Kitt


 

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Twistedmentality
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   Posted 12/26/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Maz, i have a few different ones that i do regularly. over the 15+ years i have ocd the rituals have evolved some. for example, taking off my boots..when i was a teenager i had to take off my shoes then touch my fingers to my forehead then to my toes and do that 4 times and then i could put my shoes back on.i was afraid if i didn't do it i would go paralyzed.(i have a longer story about the paralyzed part) about two maybe three years ago that ritual "evolved" into me touching my head then my toes before i put my shoes on (just once) now its where i take my boots off and pulling my socks up. also the fear has changed. iam afraid if i dont do the ocd thought something will bad will happen. to who or what changes.

i dont know if over the years me trying ot fight the urges has caused the rituals to change some or not.

Mazfire
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   Posted 12/27/2008 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   

are you currently in any type of therapy or counselling? have you discussed meds with a Pdoc? or is that something you would rather steer clear of?

Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


Twistedmentality
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   Posted 12/31/2008 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Maz, i do see a therapist and a doc for the meds.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/31/2008 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
....HI there
There is an existing thread going on OCD right now ........
Could you in the future look for threads already started as to help keep the bandwith down

I thank you so much in advance and I totally get the OCD going up especially for me and during these times

I see you have gotten great info on this already from members,,,,,,,,,,,,,,LYN
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