I dont watch scary movies either. I used too - many years before my ocd hit and I still have severe panic when i think about some of the movies I've watched over the years. I won't watch the news and I change the station when I see a scary movie preview starting. I even get scared at rate PG movies that have violence or lots of action in them.
I am glad you all wrote to me - I'm sorry you suffer from the same thing though. It really sux. OCD has no boundaries and does not discriminate. In so much as I can have awful thoughts that vary about many different people. Most of the time, I can get past it. I really liked Brain Lock - a book about OCD and why we get "stuck in gears" and it went thru the process of what is happening inside our brains and how it's different from those w/out ocd. But, no matter how much therapy and research I have done, when I am in the ocd zone (as I call it) I just keep praying and wishing for it to end. It is the most awful feeling to think you are going crazy and that you may do something horrible.
But on a more positive note, there are many good times for me too. Although, most of us tend to write on this board when we are scared or feeling bad. Cause when we are feeling good, we are out and about doing the stuff we like to do and dont' think about the bad stuff.
I hope you all enjoy the Memorial Day weekend and best wishes on our ongoing struggles with panic/ocd.
Mitcl, sorry I just edited that last bit out of your post, if you want people to email you, go to the control panel and add it to your profile (sometimes nasty spammers will come on and get your email and make merry hades of your inbox!) People can email you then by clicking on the little envelope icon. Meg