I Suffer From Ocd and Anxiety

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 458 People

    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    Oct 4, 2014

    My anxiety has got a lot worse lately,

    I now constantly avoid going shopping or getting on buses because I hate the dead of apical interactions of doing something socially wrong in today's society. I used to get bullied a lot for saying the 'wrong' things and speaking with a different accent to the people at school...
    existJenna existJenna
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2014
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    Oct 1, 2014

    Seven Years

    Tread on lightly to the door Skin can't touch the floor Grab a tissue, or your shirt Avoid the handle's dirt Walk down the hallway to the kitchen Need something to eat Can't touch the cupboards Can't touch the faucet Can't touch the microwave Or use the silverware or...
    effervescence effervescence
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Mar 12, 2009

    This is what helps me to be free of fear

    and anxiety. I used to have major OCD thoughts which I constantly battled with and now my mind is much more calm consistently. Nothing else really does the trick and this video describes what it is right on the spot: https://www.facebook.com/gabriellebernstein/videos...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou
    26-30, M
    Mar 1

    Tired of the Ignorance

    I've had OCD all my life. People sometimes comments, 'well then, you should be used to it by now', and it's almost as if they think I do this just for show. They don't understand how it affects me, how I know what I'm doing is irrational, all the logic tells me I shouldn't have...
    melanthe melanthe
    2 Responses May 22, 2008
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2014
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2014


    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    Oct 25, 2014

    Upcoming Trip

    Thinking about an upcoming trip should be relaxing and comforting, right? Yes. Is it? No, no, no, no, no. At least, not when it is four hours in a car with your cute-but-obnoxious six year old brother and a dad who thinks the world revolves around him. Especially when you have...
    Storiesforme Storiesforme
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2013

    The left side of my head hurts.

    I think I know why but I'm so scared I'm going to die. My anxiety is kicking my but right now any help?
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    Jan 14, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Aug 9, 2015

    Free crisis line to contact a trained

    therapist: http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/crisis-text-line/?fb=dd+eg
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou
    26-30, M
    Oct 1, 2015

    Five Quick Tips To Tell If You Are Suffering From Ocd

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions), that produce a sense of dread or alarm. Persons then engage in repetitive behaviors (compulsions) in an attempt to rid themselves of the obsessive...
    MaxineR MaxineR
    36-40, F
    Aug 24, 2012
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2014

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/here-for-anyone-whos-depressed-or-anxious I'm gonna go live now, don't know if anyone will want to show up but I'm making a broadcast for anyone that is depressed or anxious. I'll answer your questions and try to help.
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500
    18-21, M
    Aug 6, 2014

    Fellow Ocd Sufferer

    Hi. I suffer from OCD. It drives me crazy sometimes, but I try to make the best of it. I was diagnosed about 25 years ago. I was so scared because I couldn't figure out what it was. Once I went to a counselor and he fell asleep while I was telling him about it. None of the meds...
    greyhoundx2 greyhoundx2
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2009

    I am able to convince myself I've done things I

    haven't done...and feel a terrible guilt. I also convince myself whenever someone says something it's against me...as though the entire world is out to get me. I can't stop...and this burden is becoming very heavy. Does anyone have any tips, if you've had a similar issue?
    spacedoutfish spacedoutfish
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2014

    I've been sick and on antibiotics,

    also OCD meds and klonopin I am having really bad anxiety I'm scared to go to sleep, I don't want to die!!!! Help
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2014

    Oh God

    I am suffering from ocd & anxiety since when i was 13 old , now i am 30 old . Its really big problem but solution is only in our hand . Its not so eassy but other hand its not so difficult . Yes when same thouts repeat ,you not give them responce ,pls not sport them ,leave...
    zigma zigma
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 22, 2007

    I feel myself slipping a little bit

    and it's making me sad. I have an outfit I really like and I already had my monthly breakdown today. I don't want to change outfits, though I know its unhealthy but I don't want to shower or change. I will but I want these thoughts to be gone. anyone have suggestions to remind...
    ZDom ZDom
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2015
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    Oct 19, 2014

    Apparently my Depression

    and anxiety stem from OCD now, my therapists newest diagnosis. Drinking hard liquor to celebrate my ****** up mind lol
    skittymic skittymic
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2015

    i keep getting "stuck" physically,

    moving from room to room. A suffocating energy is taking over my body and mind. My chest is clinching up and i cant breathe. Im stuck in the past now with no direction forward.
    jaywabz jaywabz
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 20, 2015

    What Not To Say To Someone With Ocd

    People say the darnedest things. And sometimes they say the most insensitive things. Whilst it’s great that obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has received enough media attention that it’s no longer a dirty secret, it is obvious that many people still fail to understand the...
    MaxineR MaxineR
    36-40, F
    May 11, 2012

    I suffer from obsessive thoughts

    and images and anxiety. My partner of four years broke up with me and I am completely lost and broken. I am unable to move on because I love him so much, I believed we were soul mates and were forever but he lied. I am unable to work and I am struggling to leave the house. Has...
    Rachelfrecklesmarie Rachelfrecklesmarie
    26-30, F
    Nov 19, 2014

    I'm scared I took a bunch of my pills

    even tho I know I didn't
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2014

    I cannot get calm....

    I feel jittery and I'm scared I'm going to die. Can any one help
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    A great TED talk video in conquering your fears

    so you can have the life you want by an astronaut who went blind in space: http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_hadfield_what_i_learned_from_going_blind_in_space?language=en
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou
    26-30, M
    Aug 1, 2015

    I haven't been on here in a while.

    My anxiety is really really bad right now. Any help?
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2014

    I'm so panicky right now.

    I'm at lunch and I'm scared there is something in my food
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    Oct 5, 2014
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2014

    Have you ever waned to go to sleep

    and wake up with a completely different mind? Wake up and you will no longer have any anxiety or OCD. That's all I'm thinking about when going to sleep tonight. One can dream...
    peacefulwarrior14 peacefulwarrior14
    22-25, F
    Apr 6, 2014

    OCD is when: Numbers remind you of the worst

    moments of your life. You can't walk into that room because you have a bad feeling. You can't hurt that stuffed animal because it has feelings, too. It is when: You stay up worrying to no end for no reason. You give up easily because you feel worthless anyway. You obsess...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 6, 2014

    I suffer everyday from anxiety

    and OCD i constantly worry about things that a average perso wouldn't. I can't help but think about negative things and it cause anxiety pains like heat pain and short of breath
    Badbf101 Badbf101
    18-21, M
    Jun 8, 2015
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    Oct 10, 2014

    I have super bad anxiety

    and OCD I'm really anxious scared I'm possessed and going to kill people. Which is making me more anxious. Help
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    Oct 10, 2014

    Most of it is because of p0rnography,

    if you have OCD don't watch those garbage please! Save yourselves!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 29, 2014

    My anxiety is really bad,

    I'm terrified of being possessed. I know I'm not. Going to be but I'm just scared of losing control
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2014


    My husband suffers from OCD. He saves paper, he counts everything 10 times so that it is safe and secure. It takes him 5-10 minutes to close the car and leave the house. He can't make appointments on time. He has is anxious and always worrying and checking. He sees that these...
    Ometz Ometz
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2010

    This Will Help You....

    OCD SEMINAR SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009 Would you like to learn from OCD experts the different options you have to manage your OCD? This seminar will discuss the different forms of OCD and the many ways one can go about treatment. Attend our free seminar for people suffering...
    MeganJones123 MeganJones123
    1 Response Aug 26, 2009
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    Sep 30, 2014

    My obsessions are back I don't want to hurt

    other people I just want to go to sleep. Sleepwalking, Xanax helps. But I don't want to go back and rely on it all the time. Like that ten days I had to take two pills daily, just to calm the nerves. Some body stop me, please stop me. Dammit I don't want to go back to pills.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 11, 2013

    I hate how I'm feeling like now.

    The feeling blank and bored. It looks like the whole world is starting to become darker and darker. I just want to die. I feel like I can't stand this anymore. I made people around me feel bad and uncomfortable. I don't want to live anymore, who cares?
    NewNon NewNon
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

    I am so terrified that I'm going to die in my

    sleep someone please help me
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2014

    I think people underestamate how bad it can get.

    I always straighten the papers on my choir teachers piano each day, and one of the days the kids decide to start undoing what I just straightened, and then they think its funny that i start having a attack and they throw them all over on the ground. I had to leave the room...
    missminimae missminimae
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2015

    Most people don't see

    that I have Ocd, they just see what I do as a little habit. They don't see how I tap that thing exactly seven times, or how I can't let go of something until I tap it enough that it sounds right to my ears, or how when I'm typing, I try my best not to make mistakes because I...
    ChocolateCoveredKFC ChocolateCoveredKFC
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2014

    Freaky Stuff!

    So anyone who knows me on here knows that I tend to have mood swings, well this is way worse... not sure if it's worse, just kind of freaky. I was shopping yesterday and I had this weird obsession with colours (for the past week it's either been numbers, colours or meanings). I...
    Skye90 Skye90
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2013

    Im tired living like a crazy freak all of my

    life. If OCD thoughts makes me suffer, i "stop" them by saying in my head "its stop! " I replace them with good and peaceful thoughts. it is so hard. Meds i take, didnt seem to help or they are just still doesnt working on me. Although its been more then a month since i take...
    Satyrion Satyrion
    31-35, F
    Apr 9

    Never Enough

    Opposed to contrary belief from my family, I do suffer from the cleaning side of OCD, too. They don't know because my room is a mess. Confused? I'll explain. When I start to clean, I can't stop. I'll be straightening something, it's never perfect. I'll be dusting something, it's...
    Storiesforme Storiesforme
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2013

    I Want To Break Free!

    I suffer greatly with OCD and Anxiety.  My apartment is spotless and symmetrical.  If anything is out of place I will feel completely overwhelmed until it is corrected.  Anytime I have to use a gps in my car I am straightening it out for like 10 or 15 minutes until I fell...
    R8tedRsuperstaR R8tedRsuperstaR
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 6, 2011

    Hoarding Vs Clutter Phobia, Which One Is Really Ocd?

    Why is the media so fixated on OCD being about hoarding, when hoarding is the opposite of everything that OCD stands for? People with OCD tend to be organized, neat freaks and clean. Hoarders on the other hand are disorganized, messy and a general health and safety hazard. They...
    MaxineR MaxineR
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2012


    from job anxiety. i don't know the exact name for it, but i know it's some form of anxiety. it started from uneasiness about my previous job (nasty employer, run-down industrial building, skill-oriented & time-consuming work in which i was no expert in), and then an...
    kucinta kucinta
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2008

    Have you ever felt as

    if it was the end of the world to lose something? I do that with certain objects in my life. I got a free pedometer from my work's EAP and now I've misplaced it and am obsessing over it. I'm trying to figure out where I had it last. The problem with me is I will obsess over it...
    kayasciona kayasciona
    31-35, F
    Feb 27, 2014

    OCD Stigmas

    I suffer OCD, Tourette's, anxiety, & depression. People don't understand my OCD, so it doesn't make sense to them. What seems irrational or strange to most people is also associated with being crazy. If you're labeled as crazy, they call that psychotic (psychosis...
    otad12 otad12
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 21, 2008
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