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Hi, I am looking for some insight as to how I am feeling. I used to suffer really badly from anxiety in school, I was paranoid, I couldn’t sleep, I felt ugly, I thought I was a failure etc... then I started to become really happy, I thought these were just teenage, puberty feelings but now I feel worse than ever.
I feel weird, paranoid, unloveable (even though my bf worships the ground I walk on, compliments me and would do anything to make me happy), ugly, I have this even number thing where everything has to be even (literally how many times I flush the loo, how many sheets I use, I have 2 duvets, I have to make sure if I touch my hair, I have to do it twice for example. Literally everything) if I don’t do this, I think I might get bad luck, I feel like I’m being watched constantly, I can’t sleep, I make plans then cancel last minute because I get afraid, I cry so much all of the time. These are just a handful of things. Does anybody else experience anything like this and what should I do next? I’ve spoke to my boyfriend he says I should see a GP but I’m not sure, they never say a lot...
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I think it would be a good idea to see your GP. Make a note of any significant life events (e.g. are your parents together, deaths, bullying, etc.), what symptoms you're struggling with, what makes things better or worse for you. Your GP is there to help, granted, if you come into contact with one of the ones who doesn't "believe" in mental health, try not to be discouraged. You need help by the sounds of it. You'd probably benefit a lot from some form of therapy. Would that be something you'd be willing to try? Sometimes GPs like to know what you'd be willing to try. For example, I said I'd prefer therapy over medication for personal reasons, I ended up being referred to the local CMHT, and then from there to the specialist MH team.
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What ^^ said.

Write down about the checking behaviours you have described with doing things twice. They can be very common in OCD, health anxiety and other conditions.
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