Hi MDR94 and welcome back.:)
Although I am sorry to hear that it is due to recently ramped up anxiety/OCD concerns.
It is likely that your increase in these challenges will fade as you progress in your new med treatment...but in the meantime, there are things that you can do to find relief from the symptoms that are bothering you.
In our Resources,(see link below) we have a bunch of great suggested coping techniques for dealing with OCD. Take a look at the stress relieving exercises
found there. Practicing these daily help to lower your overall stress levels, and therfore, your symptoms.
There are also therapy downloads/worksheets. You will find a couple for OCD/intrusive thoughts that will help you to work through the problematic thinking patterns.
Finally, therapy may be something that you would want to consider looking into. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been proven very helpful in treating OCD.
Keep talking with us as well. We understand and care. Support is really key in the healing process, and we will be here to encourage you any time you need it.:)
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 2/24/2014 11:51:13 PM (GMT-7)