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Is OCD just being a bad worrier?

No: It is a disorder where the individual recognizes they r compelled to do things or think things that are irrational. ...Read more

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OCD very bad at night when I lie in bed. Why?

OCD very bad at night when I lie in bed. Why?

Thoughts take charge: when we lay down for sleep we are not active enough to stop or distract yourself from Intrusive thoughts. This is when the obsessive thoughts can be bothersome to you. It is caused by an active mind and laying still to try to sleep. Helping yourself with relaxation music, reading, or other relaxing unwinding activity will help. All the best ...Read more

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What meds is good for a severe bad case of ocd?

What meds is good for a severe bad case of ocd?

OCD: Ocd medicines control and decrease symptoms, but do not "cure" the disorder. Ocd is usually well controlled when the right treatment is in place, but symptoms can often return when the medicine is stopped .Ssri's, which stands for "selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors", or tca's, which stands for "tricyclics" can help. Behavior therapy in conjunction with meds will help the best. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad ocd. I need urgent help?

What to do if I have really bad ocd. I need urgent help?

See a Psychiatrist: OCD is a chronic mental disorder consisting of either OBSESSIONS (persistent, repetitive thoughts possibly involving germs, cleanliness, contamination or order) or COMPULSIONS (repetitive acts such as rechecking locks over and over, cleaning or washing excessively or bedtime/morning rituals). However it is treatable in most cases. Psychotherapy (CBT) or medications (SSRIs) are often useful. ...Read more

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Any tricks to making my OCD symptoms at least be not so bad?

Lots of good ideas: Go to the national ocd site. There are many highly effective treatments for ocd, some related to medications but many involving cognitive behavioral approaches. It is a highly treatable disorder, but it can be chronic and tends to wax and wane over time. ...Read more

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Is having authority issues a common thing with people with bad ocd?

Is having authority issues a common thing with people with bad ocd?

Possible: Some ocd sufferers have issues with control and are highly anxious when anything or anyone threatens to alter their world. This is not easy to deal with because treatment is also tough in these cases. However, if treatment gains are made, often people relax and are much more easy going and open to trust authority. ...Read more

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Exercising 2-3 hours a day. 1 hour spin class. 1 hour weights/conditioning 30-60 min swim. I have OCD and maybe eating issue. Is it bad? How to stop?

Exercising 2-3 hours a day. 1 hour spin class. 1 hour weights/conditioning 30-60 min swim. I have OCD and maybe eating issue. Is it bad? How to stop?

See a psychiatrist: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a serious but treatable condition. If you are doing everything that you say above in one workout, that is too much and at some point more exercise is counterproductive, especially with your health problems. See your primary care physician about the safety of your workout routine. You would benefit from diagnosis and treatment, SSRI medications and CBT often help. ...Read more

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Is this OCD? If i get something in my head I have to do it. Eat something, do really anything. Even bad. Why is this? How can I stop these thoughts?

Is this OCD? If i get something in my head I have to do it. Eat something, do really anything. Even bad. Why is this? How can I stop these thoughts?

IF you have OCD: You need the help of a mental health professional to manage this. Please see one for proper diagnosis and treatment. There are strategies you can learn to help. If someone offers medication that is fine but please let a therapist hep also. We all have a touch of this but when it interferes w/function or comfort it needs treatment. Some clinical psychologists specialize in OCD. Peace. ...Read more

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Feels like something crawling on my skin blood work normal? should I worry any more have bad OCD about health or just forget about it

Feels like something crawling on my skin blood work normal? should I worry any more have bad OCD about health or just forget about it

No worries.: If your blood work and physical exam were normal and you don't live in the tropics or visited the tropics recently, then it's very unlikely that something is physical wrong. However, you state you have bad OCD and that in and of itself should be addressed. There are therapies that can help alleviate your OCD and associated anxiety about your health. ...Read more

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Could it be a bad idea for an OCD sufferer to quit cold turkey?

Could it be a bad idea for an OCD sufferer to quit cold turkey?

OCD: It is usually quite difficult to stop ocd behavior quickly, people do best who enter psychotherapy with a qualified mental health professional. The support of an experienced therapist can really make a difference in your progression. My best. ...Read more

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Will god punish me for bad thought abt him, OCD going to kill me ..

Will god punish me for bad thought abt him, OCD going to kill me ..

Obsessive Compulsive: Disorder can lead to such painful & undesired thoughts. These obsessive thoughts are part of the disorder. I certainly can't speak for God, but imagine that he would want the best for you and for your wellness. Please obtain good care. Talking therapy and psychiatric medications can help. Take care. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm losing my mind. help. why is my OCD so bad?

What do you advise if I'm losing my mind. help. why is my OCD so bad?

No one can tell you: No one can tell you with so little information. Call a mental health clinic or a private practitioner and make an appointment. They will help you figure out what is wrong. It can be scary to think you are going crazy, but don't be afraid to ask for help. Professionals deal with all kinds of issues and can give help you understand your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am a teenage girl with ocd. Is it a bad thing and how can I help it on my own?

I am a teenage girl with ocd. Is it a bad thing and how can I help it on my own?

Seek knowledge: Ocd can boss you around & try to spook you. It can rob your life of fun & joy & it can really take a toll on your relationships. It causes some.People great anguish & suffering. Suggestion: make it your mission to learn all about it -the various forms it takes & how exposure & response prevention (erp) treatment can help. Find trustworthy sources of info such as the international ocd foundation. ...Read more

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Is it that bad if having headaches after starting faverin for OCD 2 weeks ago ?

Is it that bad if having headaches after starting faverin for OCD  2 weeks ago ?

Headaches ; Faverin: Headaches can be a side effect with faverin and other ssri's too. It may be temporary, and dissipate with time. Report it to your psychiatrist. Depending on how it effects you, dose may need to be adjusted accordingly. ...Read more

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Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is affecting my mental stability and ocd..Is that bad?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is affecting my mental stability and ocd..Is that bad?

Not good: What you say about vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) doesn't sound good for you. Specifically how is the medication affecting your mental stability, etc? I hope you'll tell your physician about this so that you get the help you need. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was on ssri for 2 yrs 4 my OCD shifted fully to inositol pwdr 2 mnths ago. Yesterday my OCD attac again badly . What is you recommendation plz?

Inositol dose: What is your inositol dose ssri is best to treat ocd talk to your physician you may need to go higher on on inositol or go back to ssri. ...Read more

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I have some terrible manerisms i developed. Im having bad ticks. I also have ocd. What can I do best? Can i self medicate? If so what is it? Thanks

I have some terrible manerisms i developed. Im having bad ticks. I also have ocd. What can I do best? Can i self medicate? If so what is it? Thanks

Please Don't : Self - medicate. You would do best to seek psychiatric evaluation (neurological evaluationmay or may not be recommended). That provider can offer appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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OCD is in my genes& recently I've felt the need to do certain things or else something bad will happen to me, and I get bad anxiety, what is this?

OCD is in my genes& recently I've  felt the need to do certain things or else something bad will happen to me, and I get bad anxiety, what is this?

OCD: Is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that cause apprehension/fear/worry, and repetitive behaviors in attempt to reduce tension & anxiety. Examples are excess washing, cleaning, checking, hoarding, etc. Symptoms are time-consuming & cause more distress. ...Read more

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Slight obsession with even numbers. Don't like counting up to odd numbers, don't like touching things odd number of times, not too bad though. Ocd?

Possibly: If this is really bothering you or causing impairment in some aspects of your life - get it evaluated to know one way or another. If it is more of an odd behavior - that isn't causing you any problems - i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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When I watch my girlfriend bad words/insults come to my mind and I have to replace them with good ones. There is often words in my mind.Can it be OCD?

When I watch my girlfriend bad words/insults come to my mind and I have to replace them with good ones. There is often words in my mind.Can it be OCD?

Possibly: But I wouldn't try to make a diagnosis based on this information only. If this is causing you difficulties and occupies a significant period of time - consider psychological evaluation to know. ...Read more