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As long as we know what is going on in our bodies, we have a better chance of recognizing it when it is coming on which helps us to better manage it.

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I did the first test and got a 28. I'm not really surprised, though. Years ago, it would have been much, much worse. So even though I'm far from well, I'm better.

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Ahoh. Sorry.

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Actually it was worse than I thought--29.

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You are welcome. Did you get the results you expected?

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Thank you for the websites. I took the first test.

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Thank you for inviting & welcoming me in to your team, Bettie!

P.S. I rephrased my original post as to take the word diagnosed out of it.

Edited by: LOFLLAMA at: 6/7/2013 (21:15)
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psychcentral.com/ocdquiz.htm

www.healthyplace.com/psychological-t
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beyondocd.org/ocd-facts/ocd-self-scr
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https://www.anxietycentre.com/anxiet
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These are the 4 I took. I like getting 2nd & 3rd opinions.

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We would love to hear the outcome of your test. Also, some of us might like to take the test-- where is it located?

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Lisa, we are happy you are with us. I hope everyone understand that we do not diagnose or recommend specific treatments. We support each through sharing examples of our lives. We, basically, define ourselves this way: "Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions)." Although we are driven, like you we are controlling our emotions and desire to do scary things.

I one of my previous writings, I described a thought I have that scares me. When at a red light I imagine myself running over a bicyclist or a pedestrian. This thought like a few others have been with me for years. I have never acted on them, thank God.

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All the tests I took asked questions that I would have answered YES to on most of them 20 years ago & I would have been given an OCD diagnosis.

The ones that ask about those symptoms today said I was not OCD. In fact, I got 'very unlikely'. The cut off was 11 & I scored a 4. What I did score OCD was numbers (balancing checkbook) & writing. I can't leave sloppy, unreadable or misspelled words if I catch them.

I'm willing to work on getting these things out of my life, but I don't consider them high priority. I will try to be helpful & supportive if I can. I'm willing to listen to suggestions if anyone has them for me.

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A dear friend of mine invited me to this team. I'm not sure if I have OCD symptoms bad enough to even worry about. I don't think it interferes with my life enough to really seek help, but I just read about taking a test online for it so I'm going to do that. I'll let you know the results. At different times in the past I have had OCD like issues that seemed to disrupt my life.

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Hi Karen. You are correct in the weight gain area--60 lbs in 3 months is a lot but not that unusual. I take a lot of meds which causes my weight to go way up if I don't watch it. Eating healthy meals and exercising will help with the weight loss. You know, I think we are the normal people because we are taking steps to control our mental state. Everyone has mental issues to some degree but it is whether or not you are doing something about it.

I will speak with you soon.

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Greetings! Im Karin and Ive actually been diagnosed with OCD for a little over a year. It was originally depression until I watched a tv show on OCD and I asked my therapist about it, he did an assessment and found I fit more into the OCD category and my depression and anxiety were from the OCD. I finally found a med that makes me 'fit in' with the 'normal people' but now I get to deal with all the issues surrounding what taking all those meds in my has done to my body. I also have asthma and a combo of those meds with the OCD meds gave me a nice weight boost of 60 pounds in three months. Im looking forward to trying out some of the tips that are posted for helping to control our symptoms. Im also interested in if anyone has found that eating a more healthy diet has actually eased some of the symptoms. Ive read some foods increase serotonin and that helps a lot. Thanks!

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Welcome, Miller. I have started looking in OCD and found that one way of getting OCD is pass it on to a child. I empathize with you and your daughter because I can imagine what she is going through at such a young age. I have found that all of the psych conditions are related. Of course, no one knows which one causes the other--like who was first the chicken or the egg.

One of the things I find works pretty well is meditation. I have not yet gotten to the point where and can call on the meditation whenever I want.

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Hi, I'm Miller. I've had OCD since age 12 and I'm now 58. Been on and off almost every medication out there. Only once in my life did OCD almost completely "leave" me and I was on such powerful medications that I could only take them for two years. Those two years were really great, even though I gained 100 lbs. My weight has been a struggle ever since.

I passed on my OCD, depression, GAD, and social anxiety to my daughter, who is now 21. It hurts me more to see her suffer than anything else. I'm used to my life being inundated with OCD, but I want more for her.

Anyway, I saw this team and thought I should join. I'm very active on the Dealing with Depression team, but I'm glad to see this team for OCD sufferers. It's nice to know we're not alone.

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You've heard the says "good things come in strange ways--or something like that." This new dr may even be better for you.

Bettie

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Glad to hear you are better! I have had a dr appt for a month that I was so looking forward to, yesterday I got a call that the doc had court, thankfully they put me with a different doc instead of putting me off another month!

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Everything is fine now--I had to have a transfusion.

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Sorry to hear you we're in the hospital 😞 I certainly hope everything is okay!

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I apologize for responding so late. I was in the hospital.

Anyway, laughter is really good. You know there are ways to control your OCD yourself. One of the things is to monitor when it occur so you can see if anything is setting the OCD off.

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Hi Betty, I did talk to my psychiatrist and my therapist both. My therapist said this is the best she's ever seen me (off my meds). She agreed that I'm almost zombie like when I'm on them. I've tried 4 meds so far. 2 made me spend my time over the toilet throwing up, 1 made me numb and I went off on anyone and everyone around me, and 1 made me insanely tired. The psych dr told me there was only one left to try and gave me the script. I felt so good that I didn't want to take them and risk it. I told her I have them available just in case I feel like I need them, but, like I mentioned, I'd rather feel the need to constantly clean and arrange things than be useless in my own home and have my kids see mommy lethargic all the time. I couldn't even get down on the floor and play with them. Now, even though I've been so sick, I can at least get down and play for brief amounts of time. We spent at least 15 minutes in tickle fights yesterday. It wiped me out but that's not due to meds this time. The psych still has me coming in once a month to monitor me because I do still take meds to sleep, especially since they took my nightmare meds away from me because of my blood pressure. My OCD affects everything in my life and I've learned if I can't control it that I need to walk away or in whatever way to not be around it. I don't even care that I look insane walking into places and straightening out things. My bf was laughing at me because we went into walmart and the movies were out of place and he noticed that I was organizing them rather than throwing them back into the box like they were. He tends to find it amusing till I have to smack him and tell him to quit lol
I guess it's easier for me to cope with it when I can laugh at myself and that's one thing I've always been able to do.....laugh at myself and stand back up.

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Hi, Cleisure and welcome! It is unfortunate, but OCD does not make any sense to me either. Under the title, How Do You Define OCD there are some suggestions that may help. The thing is that you have to be in a situation where you can control your thought process.

You know, rather than not taking your meds, you should discuss how they make you feel with your psychiatrist. There are a lot of meds out there now for OCD and a different combination may work better for you without making you feel lethargic.

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I was diagnosed (officially) last year with ocd. Big surprise for me lol. The psychiatrist had a crooked picture in her office. I had to finally turn my back towards it. I walked into an insurance office and started to organize papers and business cards. I noticed that the lady was watching so I apologized and sat down till I couldn't take it anymore and had to finish till they were neatly put on display.
I was getting my mom and grandma into their place and the woman had caught on to my organizing the papers she was starting to put them upside down on the pile. I kept turning them the right way and making sure the corners were neat. Finally, I seen her watching me and told her to stop because she was doing it on purpose.
I have some issues that make no sense to me at all. Things have to be even so I can't step on a crack unless I step on it with both feet and I can't stop myself from doing it. I could have a massive headache and all I can focus on is making sure I don't step on that crack. I can't even come up with a start to that one. I don't know how I developed that one other than things having to be even.
I went on meds for it but they made me lethargic and I hated the way I felt. I'd rather feel insane trying to make everything straight, organized, and neat than feel tired and useless.

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Hi Pamela and welcome to the team. When my OCD gets out of control I have been prescribed Lorazepam. It helps a lot. But, the thing is that they tried several meds before they decided on the Lorazepam. I have only had the med for about 3 weeks. Time will tell if this is the med for me.

Perhaps you should check with your psychiatrist to see if another med combination would be better for you to control your OCD. I am glad your son has found an out for the OCD.

Contact me anytime, we can support each other.

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New to the team, not so new to SP. my OCD drives my schedule, determines when I can or can't eat, and decides if I can leave the house on a given day. I am medicated and slowly learning to take control of my choices. Unfortunately I have passed my OCD (in all its glory) to my youngest son. Good news is he seems to have better control/coping mechanisms than I do. He's in school to become an electrical engineer, so he's put to good use his obsession with numbers/formulas.


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My name is Bettie. My OCD gets so bad sometimes I feel like I am fighting a human in my head. I tells me that I cannot turn the computer off. Says things like you know you have something else to do.

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