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 make us very special. I believe it's our double edge sword of creativity that got us in this whole ordeal in the first place. If you are like me, you tend to worry about things that are the opposite of who and what you are. The null feeling of rumination can make the suffering during a bout of Pure "O" continue on beyond what it should. I have boiled it down to knowing that rumination is the self doubt engine as well. That is why diversion is so good if you can do it. Don't let your mind have the time to ruminate. If you divert early, there will be no time for rumination and without rumination there will be no fuel for the fire...
I am tired tonight and don't have that much energy to write. However, I want to be here for anyone that is wanting to get rid of the Pure "O" all together. It is curable and I have done it once. It was only because of enormous life stress that I got back into the rumination.
I hope to meet and help anyone who wants to succeed out of this condition,