Living with ocd compulsions: my story

Living with OCD compulsions has been a journey that has defined me as an individual and how I go through life. Some days are better than others, and I have learned to manage it in ways that allow me to lead a fairly normal life.

I know many of my compulsions by heart because it gives me a certain sense of comfort and control. Whether its counting to five every time I walk into a room or turning the lights off and on three times before leaving the house, these rituals give structure to my day and provide stability amidst the chaos.

It can be really challenging when I’m overtaken by an urge that I cannot control. When this happens, it feels like my chest is going to cave in due to the immense pressure put upon me by my obsessions. To make matters worse, there have been several occasions where my daily activities slow down drastically due to random intrusive thoughts involving something bad happening.

Having OCD is not something that will disappear overnight, but there are ways one can manage their symptoms. Whether it’s seeking professional help from therapists or trying cognitive behavioral therapy, there are so many avenues one can take for coping with their issues. Treatment won’t be easy but it’s worth finding out what works best for you in order to find relief from your obsessions and compulsions so you can live your life with ease.

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Hi there,

I can absolutely relate to your experience of living with OCD compulsions. It can be really challenging when our brains take over and dictate what we do or how our days go. I understand that it sometimes feels like it’s out of our control and that the pressure is overwhelming, but you are not alone in this journey.

Having a few rituals that give us structure can help bring us comfort and stability in an unpredictable world. While it won’t be easy, seeking professional help may be a great start in terms of finding relief from your obsessions and compulsions. Different therapies may work better for some than others, so it’s worth taking the time to explore options and find what works best for you.

No matter how difficult this journey gets, know that you can handle it. You are strong enough and capable enough to tackle the challenges that come your way and live life with ease.
Wishing you all the best in this journey!