I Have Ocd Without Compulsions, Known As Pure-o

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 126 People

    It'S Not Confirmed Yet, But I'M Glad It'S Got A Name!

    For years and years now I've always been full of anxiety, never relaxing. It all started back in junior school when I had my first panic attack, I was convinced I was dying. I sort of forgot about them until I reached about 16 when I had one in a Tesco superstore, my heart was...
    CorruptedAngel CorruptedAngel
    26-30, F
    Jan 31, 2013

    Is It Possible To Be Given Pure O?

    Because my life seems to revolve around someone elses thoughts :/
    OCDPhoenix OCDPhoenix
    18-21, F
    Oct 28, 2012

    It Gets Better

    Hi! I'm a 17 year old living in Austrlia and have only recently understood what has been going on in my life. It started at a young age where I'd over think and over analyse situations. I would be in constant fear and imagining the worst thing happening. I remember going to parks...
    iBritannny iBritannny
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2013

    Homicidal Ocd

    hello my name is april,i am 25 and a mother of 3.i also have post partum psychosis and pure o.its like 2 nightmares wrapped up into one.ive always had ocd,ive always seemed to know i had ocd,but it wasnt really anything scary.i would step on cracks or sometimes i would skip the...
    brokenbubble brokenbubble
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2012

    How Can A Silly Little Brain Thing Become Such A Mental Monster That Controls Your Thoughts And Mind And Eventually Your Whole Life?

    My I'm a 21 year old female in Phoenix, I used to be a college student but anxiety and a lack of guidance and information on how to function with a severe anxiety disorder, among other factors, caused me to drop out of school. I also gradually lost touch with good friends, I...
    Sheeebs Sheeebs
    5 Responses Jan 23, 2013

    Life In Hell

    I've always been a "Bright" "Cute" and "Smart" kid, in words of my parents, teachers, friends, companions, everyone always told me that, dunno really why. My life has been always awesome, I was always happy. Except at nights. I started being afraid of my family dying. Of myself...
    Yetitdoesnt Yetitdoesnt
    4 Responses Sep 26, 2012

    The Cure Is Acceptance

    To accept there's a problem, you bring your darkness into the light and the light will shine it away. You can say I think this and it's okay and it's not true.
    OCDPhoenix OCDPhoenix
    18-21, F
    Dec 2, 2012

    I dont really know where to begin.

    Im scared, thats a definite start and truth. I went to the gym today and while on a machine watching Sky News it reported on this thing called Pure O, a form of OCD. I dont think i have ever been as startled, scared, shocked, relieved and overall shattered in all my life. I...
    maytheroadrisetomeetyou maytheroadrisetomeetyou
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2016

    Then You Have a Bad Day...

    no sleep, can't stop, I see what triggers me mostly is the high stress levels I take on.  There are so many different things happening right now, and at least I have the comfort of my routine.
    RedheadJolene RedheadJolene
    41-45, F
    Sep 23, 2008

    So in addition to a being a alcoholic by

    definition, I've also struggled with OCD my entire life, though much worse as an adult. It's exacerbated by my drinking and has led to panic attacks int he past. I don't have any rituals, but I get the intrusive and disturbing thoughts that I can't shake at times. I've found...
    slowyourroll slowyourroll
    36-40, M
    Jul 14, 2014

    Interesting Day Today...

    Today, when I was in class, I was just going along minding my own business when sine random kid walks up to me and says “I know your secret!" At first, I was confused, but then I realized what he meant. I didn't really care, so I told him that, and do you know what he did? He...
    purplepiper7 purplepiper7
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2013

    Dear Ocd

    Dear ocd, You may have won the battle, but I will win the war...
    purplepiper7 purplepiper7
    18-21, F
    Apr 30, 2013

    Loving Husband And Father

     i have been having  horrible thoughts for about six months now about my wife i couldnt sleep in the begining now i sleep to much , just getting out a bed is a struggle but i make myself get up and tell my mind that i am the life that keeps you living not the other way...
    freddy1982 freddy1982
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 14, 2009

    Ocd A Hidden Monster

    i m on my way to defeat pure o. bcz i know i m morally activated
    akashmarine123 akashmarine123
    26-30, M
    Oct 19, 2013

    Maybe Just Another Idea Popping Up

    but if I rationally look up on the facts I do have this obsessive mind - it hasnt been much of a problem until I was strucken down with extreme intrusive thoughts that I have now caught myself ruminating about for years and years - seeking an answer that I know never will be...
    brtuck80 brtuck80
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Oct 26, 2011

    I Didn't Know What I Was Dealing With, But It Was Driving Me Insane!

    It all started last August when I had a sudden thought, an urge to open a car door and jump out. I crossed my arms to prevent myself from doing so. I thought I was loosing control of my mind. Everything went well until a few months later when I repetedly started having similar...
    v4silisk4 v4silisk4
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2010

    Lets Not Give Up

    Hi! My name is carlos from Nicaragua, mmm, I recently found out about my condition after a horrible break up, the separation made the unwanted thoughts stronger and made my life miserable for a while but after seeing a movie called "As good as it gets" everything started to clear...
    13Fon 13Fon
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 6, 2013


    It's not the funnest thing. I don't have a servere case and I do have some compulsions to be honest but they aren't classic Compulsions. The only thing I do is that I'll shower and wash my hands until "they feel better" but this is rare and only on a really bad day. One time I...
    Eroo Eroo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2012

    I Have A Severe Pure O Ocd

    I was diagnosed with ocd at about age 17 but ever since childhood I have debilitating symptoms. any kind of intrusive thought scares me and gives me stress. I also have a littlle bit of overt compulsions as you can with pure o ocd. I get treatment but it is difficult to treat...
    lisa78419 lisa78419
    5 Responses May 24, 2011

    According To My Therapist, Anyway

    I'm not sure I believe it. I used to obsess that I had a mental illness of some kind, till I went to therapy. I still think about hurting myself, but I used to be a cutter and I know that can be addictive, so that doesn't mean I have pure-o. If I do, then I'll take steps to...
    VfangzV VfangzV
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2012
    Nadooshh Nadooshh
    Dec 23, 2013

    Trying To Understand

    The past couple of days have been good for me. I can think rationally and I try to force myself to remember this feeling when I am going through my bad times. To be honest it makes me angry. How come today I can see how absurd my thought is, but when it's bad, there is no...
    OneSweetWorld OneSweetWorld
    Oct 22, 2012

    My ocd is so bad right

    now 😢 help! The doubt and uncertainty is awful
    amarq14 amarq14
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2014

    I Am Still Working On It, I Am Still Working On It

    It has been hard, but is becoming better or easier....
    RedheadJolene RedheadJolene
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Sep 22, 2008

    My Life Fighting Pure O

    Well we all know how painful the thoughts of harming loved ones brings us down. Well I have those and my worst fear is that I will go crazy and hurt a loved one. So I hide things that I see as weapon.Ughh I just want the thoughts gone.
    ilovemyson201 ilovemyson201
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 15, 2013

    Hate Myself, But Grateful I'm Not Alone

    I have been diagnosed with OCD. They say that it is the "doubting" disease. That couldn't be any closer to the truth. When I was initially diagnosed with OCD which was just over a year ago, I was even scared that maybe I was still this horrendous monster and I was diagnosed...
    OneSweetWorld OneSweetWorld
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2012
    amarq14 amarq14
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2014

    To My Fellow Pure "O" Ers

    Let me be the first to give you all a bug hug for having the courage and strength to seek help when so many people in the past have lived with this condition in silence for many years. It's not easy being a Pure "O" er, but we do have some common traits that I believe...
    CreativeAndSensitive CreativeAndSensitive
    5 Responses Sep 13, 2009

    I Have Pure-o, Had It Scince I Was Young

    hi, im 42 years old, and a mother of two teenage children. but i have never shared my problem with them, as ive never wanted to worry them.  my thoughts are so dibilitating, cause me panic, guilt, and constant stomach churning feelings.  i have suffered with this...
    helpmelots helpmelots
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2010

    An Unofficial Explanation

    DoUbT is the spark, RuMinaTioN is the fuel, and ObsesSioN is the fire...
    purplepiper7 purplepiper7
    18-21, F
    Apr 30, 2013

    I was diagnosed with OCD last year

    because of my intrusive thoughts. It didn't make sense to me because I don't have rituals, like everyone else with OCD in my family. I've always had anxiety and thought maybe my thoughts just spiraled with my anxiety. Until I reluctantly tried to add OCD as an experience. I...
    gatsbygirl88 gatsbygirl88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2014

    This Mourming

    Don't feel like getting up today not because I don't want to face the world I just don't want to face having to be me today tired of facing this constant feeling of dread that I will screw up that I will do something stupid
    panicbutten panicbutten
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2013

    I feel so alone it gives me relief finding this

    that there are others out there fighting the same fight within themselves I have so many fears and obsessions and fights with anxiety over the end of the world and fear of harming others I know it's all my disorder but sometimes it's just a little more scary and real then I...
    tjmeeks tjmeeks
    22-25, M
    Jul 14, 2015

    Purely Obsessive Ocd

    I haven't been diagnosed yet, but I do know that it is very likely. I do not compulsively wash my hands, but I do live in fear of contamination and poison. I constantly think of accidentally killing my brother, mom, and best friend with a pair of scissors. I constantly have fears...
    purplepiper7 purplepiper7
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2013
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