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Constant Intrusive Thoughts Are Driving Me Crazy

Discussion in 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' started by SaltandLightTeacher, Oct 2, 2021.

  1. SaltandLightTeacher

    SaltandLightTeacher New Member

    South Africa
    I have only recently realised that I very likely have OCD. It runs in my family and I've had numerous intrusive thoughts in the form of images almost like gifs. It's like my brain takes something I care about and goes, 'What's the worst possible scenario I can visualise about this.' It's horrible. I've prayed a lot, and tried to just acknowledge them and it seems to be dissipating slightly, right until a particularly bad one hits and then it all starts again. I feel so guilty about my thoughts.
    I'm about to go overseas for a new job, so I'm really praying this settles down soon. I've never had it this bad before. Please pray for me.
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  2. Mari17

    Mari17 Well-Known Member

    United States
    This sounds very much like OCD! Ignoring the intrusive thoughts is a good strategy. What resources do you have available to help you deal with your OCD?

    On another note, I do think life changes can sometimes trigger OCD. In fact, I had that happen to me a few years when I moved overseas for a job. So you're definitely not alone!