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The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support and Discussion Thread

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    (Original post by ViceVersa)
    Hello :hi:

    Thank you!

    I have that, except sometimes I look at it a lot more than 3 times :sadnod: I try and cope with it by reading quicker, or not reading when I'm very agitated or stressed, but tbh there hasn't been much to do. Sometimes I just will myself to physically move away from it! :erm:

    You're welcome! :blushing:

    Thanks for the advice , I will try the 'willing myself away' one. I know it can be controlled and I will try and focus my thoughts
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    (Original post by Thomas x)
    I've really had enough of my OCD now.

    It will be fine for ages, but then something will trigger it and off it goes again.

    I just want this devil, these thoughts, to get out my head and leave me alone!

    I watched Justin Bieber's movie 'Never Say Never' yesterday morning and ever since I haven't been able to stop thinking about. It's just so constant and it's really making me unhappy.

    I know my thoughts aren't real, but there's nothing I can do to control it.

    It's just a waiting game like every other obsession I have over people.

    I'm not sure about other people's OCD, but mine can be over anything. The worse cases being over people. I've had it too many times to know that it isn't real and it's my OCD.

    My OCD will never go away, is only helped by medication which I'm on, I will never lead a normal life. It makes me so upset. It's something in the back of my mind that is waiting to be triggered by something that I do. Something that will set it off.

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
    I'm sorry you feel so badly at the moment. You say you're on medication, have you got any other support? Have you spoken to your GP? There may be 'talking therapies' like CBT that could help?

    Hope things get better soon
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    (Original post by Ghille Dhu)
    Thanks for the advice , I will try the 'willing myself away' one. I know it can be controlled and I will try and focus my thoughts
    It is very difficult to control, but we can only try right? :sadnod:
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    (Original post by Ghille Dhu)
    I'm sorry you feel so badly at the moment. You say you're on medication, have you got any other support? Have you spoken to your GP? There may be 'talking therapies' like CBT that could help?

    Hope things get better soon
    Not really.

    Tried CBT and it didn't work for me.
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    Where's my trich gang at?

    First time posting for a while
    The urge is getting the better of me and I can't stop. I can already feel the patches coming :cry2:
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    (Original post by This Honest)
    Where's my trich gang at?

    First time posting for a while
    The urge is getting the better of me and I can't stop. I can already feel the patches coming :cry2:
    hey honey
    awwww nooo are things particularly stressful atm?
    :hugs:
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    (Original post by kaylafrances)
    hey honey
    awwww nooo are things particularly stressful atm?
    :hugs:
    Hey :wavey:

    Nah, not really stressful, it's just that my hair has fully grown now and I usually pull when it's fully grown :sigh:
    I wear hats all the time indoors to prevent my pulling and when I go outside, I always wear a hat. Summer/spring is fast approaching with hot/nice weathers upon us, I can't wear a hat then :sad: coz it'll just look weird.

    How are you coping?
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    (Original post by This Honest)
    Hey :wavey:

    Nah, not really stressful, it's just that my hair has fully grown now and I usually pull when it's fully grown :sigh:
    I wear hats all the time indoors to prevent my pulling and when I go outside, I always wear a hat. Summer/spring is fast approaching with hot/nice weathers upon us, I can't wear a hat then :sad: coz it'll just look weird.

    How are you coping?
    Ah i really think you should look into some sort of counselling, otherwise i dont see a way out bab hats are really useful, and no ive been wearing a hat this past week and tbh i doubt this weathers gonna last much longer till summer
    You need to change the way you think and the attitude towards your hair as a coping mechanism. I know how hard it is though, it really is easier said than done but you've always got me and popple for support

    I'm okay i shouldnt think like this but it really is/used to be inevitable that my hair would get really bad in such a stressful time but i'm just trying to keep busy and not sit with my hand near my hair
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    (Original post by kaylafrances)
    Ah i really think you should look into some sort of counselling, otherwise i dont see a way out bab hats are really useful, and no ive been wearing a hat this past week and tbh i doubt this weathers gonna last much longer till summer
    You need to change the way you think and the attitude towards your hair as a coping mechanism. I know how hard it is though, it really is easier said than done but you've always got me and popple for support

    I'm okay i shouldnt think like this but it really is/used to be inevitable that my hair would get really bad in such a stressful time but i'm just trying to keep busy and not sit with my hand near my hair
    :sigh: I already discussed counselling with my parents but they think it's a waste of time and the only person that can stop it, is me.
    Hats are useful but the urge to pull is so great that I still manage to pull with the hat on.
    Not to sound big-headed but I'm such a confident guy but my hair is putting me down whenever it grows and pathces form :sad: I feel so inferior at times when I see other guys hair.
    I HATE people touching my hair now.

    Yeah, that's nice to know.
    This thread is the only place where I can fully express myself.

    My pulling always occurs when I'm reading and I read a lot, so it's just so frustrating :emo:
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    (Original post by This Honest)
    :sigh: I already discussed counselling with my parents but they think it's a waste of time and the only person that can stop it, is me.
    Hats are useful but the urge to pull is so great that I still manage to pull with the hat on.
    Not to sound big-headed but I'm such a confident guy but my hair is putting me down whenever it grows and pathces form :sad: I feel so inferior at times when I see other guys hair.
    I HATE people touching my hair now.

    Yeah, that's nice to know.
    This thread is the only place where I can fully express myself.

    My pulling always occurs when I'm reading and I read a lot, so it's just so frustrating :emo:
    Tbh i also thought like that, still do maybe, but the evidence is there that people fully stop with help and regular one on one sessions. Just imagine how liberated you'll feel when you're free of it. I know its really really hard :hugs:

    I know what you mean. When all my hairs grown back and ive got rid of this i can even have the option to get a head massage. Something i've never ever had lol
    Maybe try wearing mittens/gloves when reading? I also have that problem
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    (Original post by kaylafrances)
    Tbh i also thought like that, still do maybe, but the evidence is there that people fully stop with help and regular one on one sessions. Just imagine how liberated you'll feel when you're free of it. I know its really really hard :hugs:

    I know what you mean. When all my hairs grown back and ive got rid of this i can even have the option to get a head massage. Something i've never ever had lol
    Maybe try wearing mittens/gloves when reading? I also have that problem
    Well, since I'm gonna be 18 in less than 2 weeks, I'll be legally an adult, so I may take this matter into my own hands rather than doing everything by my parents.

    Gloves :awesome:
    I remember doing this a while while back but it didn't go down well, i would always take it off and away I go with the pull :sigh:
    I'll try it again :yep:
    Thanks
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    (Original post by popple7)
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    Where are you hun? Were you accidently unsubscribed from this thread by any chance? Been dying to find out about what's been going on with you!
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    Good morning everyone :wavey:

    So things have been on the mend now My counselling has actually helped, feeling much positive, good things have happened for everyone I know and still celebrating for a particular user on TSR getting into med :mmm: Overall, I'm making 2012 my year!

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    (Original post by cpdavis)
    Good morning everyone :wavey:

    So things have been on the mend now My counselling has actually helped, feeling much positive, good things have happened for everyone I know and still celebrating for a particular user on TSR getting into med :mmm: Overall, I'm making 2012 my year!
    Morning! :hello:

    YAY! That's awesome news! And awwwwwwww cp! :love: You're inspiring me to be more positive, as I've had a couple of ****ty days :sigh: so thank you! :awesome: I'm still celebrating too! :yeah:
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    (Original post by ViceVersa)
    Where are you hun? Were you accidently unsubscribed from this thread by any chance? Been dying to find out about what's been going on with you!
    woops, i was! weirddd. OMG CONGRATS ON KEELE! ahhhhh that's amazing! and they got in touch so quickly, you clearly are too awesome for words lady! :yay: sorry you've had a bad time since then, keep remembering how awesome you felt a few days ago and how awesome it's going to be when you're at lovely keele!

    im alright thanks, life's been boring. got an annoying cough at the mo so have been taking out my frustration on my left eyebrow :ashamed2: it was taking ages to grow back anyway meh. and my left lashes have suffered a bit too. hope i feel a bit more in control when im well again.

    dont think it helps that im burying my head in the sand about a lot of things... feel like my life's at a stand-still.. a really boring stand-still. but meh, im scared of facing up to everything! keep my head in the sand a bit longer


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    aw sorry you've been having a tough time dude! what sometimes works for me is when i notice im pulling, focus on the really really bad feelings you have AFTER you've pulled loads and how badly you regret doing it. this sometimes helps to kill the urges and make you think about the consequences of what you're doing and stop.

    there are hats you can wear in summer too, straw trilbys? or is that too indie/lame? idk some guys look hot in them!
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    (Original post by popple7)

    aw sorry you've been having a tough time dude! what sometimes works for me is when i notice im pulling, focus on the really really bad feelings you have AFTER you've pulled loads and how badly you regret doing it. this sometimes helps to kill the urges and make you think about the consequences of what you're doing and stop.

    there are hats you can wear in summer too, straw trilbys? or is that too indie/lame? idk some guys look hot in them!
    Hey

    I do think about how I would feel afterwards, but it doesn't make a difference :grumble:
    I think Kay's suggestion about wearing gloves is pretty good but i haven't tried it yet since i can't find my gloves :rolleyes:

    How are you coping by the way?
    I'll check out those hats too

    e: just had a look at those hats, :no: I don't like them at all. Sorry!
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    (Original post by This Honest)
    Hey

    I do think about how I would feel afterwards, but it doesn't make a difference :grumble:
    I think Kay's suggestion about wearing gloves is pretty good but i haven't tried it yet since i can't find my gloves :rolleyes:

    How are you coping by the way?
    I'll check out those hats too

    e: just had a look at those hats, :no: I don't like them at all. Sorry!
    aww i tried gloves and that didnt last long, hopefully you'll have more luck! i also find keeping busy is the best way to stop pulling... but it's hard when you're as lazy as i am

    im ok thanks, lost a chunk of my left eyebrow and some lashes :grumble: but it's all pretty easy to disguise with makeup. going away for this weekend with my best friend though so im a little worried she'll comment on my eyebrow when ive taken my makeup off.

    haha that's alright, im not a fan either! they are a bit too pretentious-indie-boy!
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    (Original post by popple7)
    aww i tried gloves and that didnt last long, hopefully you'll have more luck! i also find keeping busy is the best way to stop pulling... but it's hard when you're as lazy as i am

    im ok thanks, lost a chunk of my left eyebrow and some lashes :grumble: but it's all pretty easy to disguise with makeup. going away for this weekend with my best friend though so im a little worried she'll comment on my eyebrow when ive taken my makeup off.

    haha that's alright, im not a fan either! they are a bit too pretentious-indie-boy!
    What do you mean by busy?
    What I usually do is:
    -come back from school
    -do work and pull
    -take a break like playing on my ipod and pull
    rinse and repeat
    -night time e.g now, watch tv and occasionaly pull
    -when i'm in bed, pull

    :sad:


    Doesn't it hurt if you pull your eyebrows. It hurts a lot for me and I rarely do it. Hopefully it'll grow back soon but how quick. :dontknow:
    Girls with trich can easily disguise but guys ain't got nadda, apart from hats. I'm NOT wearing make-up
    If your friend asks you about it, I wish you luck coz I ain't got a clue how to cover that up.
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    (Original post by This Honest)
    What do you mean by busy?
    What I usually do is:
    -come back from school
    -do work and pull
    -take a break like playing on my ipod and pull
    rinse and repeat
    -night time e.g now, watch tv and occasionaly pull
    -when i'm in bed, pull

    :sad:


    Doesn't it hurt if you pull your eyebrows. It hurts a lot for me and I rarely do it. Hopefully it'll grow back soon but how quick. :dontknow:
    Girls with trich can easily disguise but guys ain't got nadda, apart from hats. I'm NOT wearing make-up
    If your friend asks you about it, I wish you luck coz I ain't got a clue how to cover that up.
    aww poor you! my pulling stops when im busy doing something, unless im sat down at home then i find it hard. going for walks or doing household chores helps too.

    it does hurt, lashes are worse than brows. but it's a good pain, as grim as that sounds. it's really relieving and satisfying, like scratching a bad itch. that's why i dont pull from my scalp, you dont really feel it.

    just gonna be honest if my friend asks me about it... she's really cool so she'll be fine about it, but im just worried about her making a joke about the state of my brows and then ill have to explain why and it will be awkward

    are your patches really noticeable then? shame trich makes you keep your hair short. it's the most annoying thing, i dont know why we do it to ourselves! especially because i wasnt like this at all 2yrs ago. but now i cant imagine NOT having trich!
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    (Original post by popple7)
    aww poor you! my pulling stops when im busy doing something, unless im sat down at home then i find it hard. going for walks or doing household chores helps too.

    it does hurt, lashes are worse than brows. but it's a good pain, as grim as that sounds. it's really relieving and satisfying, like scratching a bad itch. that's why i dont pull from my scalp, you dont really feel it.

    just gonna be honest if my friend asks me about it... she's really cool so she'll be fine about it, but im just worried about her making a joke about the state of my brows and then ill have to explain why and it will be awkward

    are your patches really noticeable then? shame trich makes you keep your hair short. it's the most annoying thing, i dont know why we do it to ourselves! especially because i wasnt like this at all 2yrs ago. but now i cant imagine NOT having trich!
    I don't do a lot of chores in fact most of the time, I'm in my bed, on the sofa or sitting on the chair in front of my desk e.g RIGHT NOW :lol:

    Nah, eyebrows are worse
    It's relieving, for me the scalp is the most relief source on my body which sucks because then I have to fear about getting patches.

    I still don't trust my mates ENOUGH to talk to them about something serious like this. Good luck if you decide to tell her.

    I have a patch on my left side of my scalp. When I get a haircut, the patch is not noticable because my hair is short at that time. When my hair grows, that patched area doesn't grow at all hence the patch :sigh: I have to comb it a LOT to try and disguise it but it never works.

    yeah, my hair doesn't grow that fast so i can't get any cool hairstyles.
    Have you been counselling before? If so, what did they tell you?

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