Hi everyone! my name is Jen. Im new to the site. I am an OCD sufferer diagnosed in 2006. I believe i have had OCD most of my life. Some days are better than others, but most days are exhausting. I have been to psychiatrists, psychologists, etc.... Been on medication (am currently on medication) and tried exposure therapy. All have seemed to help but have never been a cure. Things will get good for a bit then they start to spiral downward again. I have intrusive thoughts, they are sometimes rather disturbing and create terrible anxiety for me. I have few rituals, mostly intrusive thoughts. UGH....they are awful at times and others are rather ridiculous. Lately, i have been afraid im going to say something inappropriate, harm a loved one, or harm myself. I would NEVER EVER do these things, but it doesnt stop the thoughts from coming. I absolutely HATE it. A therapist once told me that everyone has bizarre thoughts, EVERYONE, but those with OCD cant seem to let those thoughts come in and leave. We have to question why we thought that and what if we would do that and so on.... Its so tiring. Sometimes im afraid that im losing my mind. I fear having other serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bi polar disorder, etc... Im terrified of having serious health issues. The list goes on and on.... My question is, does it ever get any better? Has anyone had any success with anything that maybe i havent tried yet? Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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