The thing is, no matter how much someone says ‘they know what you’re going through’ they will never EXACTLY know 100%. They might know a lot but chances are they have never spent a day in your life and chances are they never will.
Intrusive thoughts- for me it’s like thinking something that can get extremely bad and trying no to. Since you try not to you think about it more. Like me telling you don’t think of a yellow dog, you’re going to think about it more, it goes in a cycle and makes you feel like pulling your hair out.
Obsessions- getting fixated on an idea or thought and not being able to stop. Kind of like you loving your favourite band and don’t stop thinking about them but mine will be over something like not counting right so have do do it again.
Compulsion- for me this is when I NEED to do something and I feel I have to. Along with the obsession and intrusive thoughts it’s not good. I can’t get the thought out of my mind until I act on it.
Routine- well for me I follow certain routines every day. It’s just things I feel I need to do to make my day go right.
Rituals- this is also things I have to do but it could be like touching something 11 times it’s not like a routine.
I’m not saying this is what happens to everyone, I’m just trying to explain what mine is like
So I’ve had a really bad time lately can’t do anything without compulsions and thoughts. It’s so frustrating.
People are really pissing me off saying OCD isn’t a real disorder! Sorry but it’s obsessive compulsive DISORDER! I would never wish OCD on anyone because sometimes it made me feel so shit I wondered why I was even continuing going through it. Then some people who are not educated at all on the disorder say it’s not real and it’s all in someone’s head! Well sorry but just because it isn’t a physical illness that you can see with your eyes it doesn’t mean that every one who claims they have OCD are all lying! You can’t see the wind but you know that it’s there! Some people need to get educated because after someone with OCD has gone through all of what they have they don’t need to go through your shit telling them that what they have been SUFFERING with isn’t real.
READ A BOOK before you make pathetic judgements or before you say something stupid like ‘oh I need straighten my pens OCD’ trivialising a real important condition that leads as far as suicide for people.
Seriously people need to educate themselves on it or don’t talk about something you know nothing about.