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Does lack of sleep and caffeine intake make your OCD worse?

Deleted user. If I drink too much coffee, I get allerted and sometimes I shake from it, and lack of sleep makes me numb all day and the reactions are not as fast as I would like it to be. I am quite sure that none of those are good for you either. 2 years ago
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rhaimon For me i think since i use to work at starbucks and quit coffee for a bit after i left i find it doesnt. Though oddly enough throughoutthe time i hadnquit coffee ifound my anxiety was not lessend at all. The OCD thought where just as bad as when i drank coffee. Slept better but to combat that i dont drink coffee after 3pm on days where i have to sleep for work 2 years ago
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Sorry for not introducing my self how rude of me. I am NofearOnlyBeer and I have been having OCD for 7 years ever since I was 14.

I experience something like OCD images.I don't know those things are images or strange intrusive thoughts.I see shark men and a two faced FBI... Show more

Downtown Julie! I had the most strangest dream ever when a large, long dolphin swallowed a large, long snake and then, afterwards the dolphin smiled at me and swam away happily. 2 years ago
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Does anybody on here suffer also with OCD's cousin BDD? This is what cripples me and keeps me housebound and afraid of others. I do have OCD but its... Show more

tdvskime I think Scott Granet in Redwood City, CA may specialize in BDD. 3 years ago
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I feel sometimes that I try to combat OCD, but I often fail so many times. It just a constant state of feeling your in danger, even though your not... Show more

At long last, hoarding and OCD will be classified as seperate illnesses!!
www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/09/hoarding…

I have scruplulosity type OCD where I worry a lot about how I treat others, did I lie, did I hurt the environment, getting stuff for free, etc. MY... Show more

donokl Yes, I'm trying to exposure therapy to, but it's difficult. But, I know if I don't try to something the OCD will run my life forever. 3 years ago
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MaxineR Have you read Jennifer Traig's Devil in the Details. Its all about her crazy journey with scrupulosity. 3 years ago
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tdvskime No, Does it offer tips to help? I am just trying to do the opposite of what my ocd wants and be strong to do exposures.. thx 3 years ago
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I just wanted to ask and add what are your opinions are on this?

Today I felt extreme guilt over something that happened 29 years ago. The guilt stems from not telling someone how much I cared about him. I have... Show more

titchy It may not be the meds. I'mnot on meds because I have bad side effects.I have guilt feelings a lot, things like the hurtfull things I've said to someone, especially people that are no longer with me. or things I should have done or could have done better. like emptythepain said I would love to be able to move on. but it's so hard to forget ,take care . 3 years ago
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Missy Yep I beat myself up all the time from things in the past. like emptythepain said the past has away of sticking around to haunt me. 3 years ago
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donokl Well, I least I know I'm not alone. 3 years ago
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Has anyone tried anafranil aka clomipramine? What dose? Did it help? I'm trying it now. I really need it to work. I am so down right now. i get... Show more

I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Kimberley. I have OCD since I was 12. I take Zoloft which seems to help the anxiety, but still certain... Show more

geenerb I do that too. I have to be the one to check all the doors to make sure they are locked before I go to bed & I also check the stove. 3 years ago
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Missy SO at least its a common thing and I'm not crazy. LOL 3 years ago
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donokl Thank you for all of your responses. I know people that don't have OCD, don't realize how much it can control your life sometimes. Missy you saying the word "over think", really hits home with me. I'm going to try to combat this monster I have in my head, I try to face my fears even though that's sometimes extremely difficult. 3 years ago
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I'm wondering if anyone else can relate to this. I am scared to just relax and be me. I am uncertain of what I will do. It's kinda like I dont trust... Show more

Bob i have similar thoughts. My psych tell me it comes down to confidence and trust in my own abilities. I doubt myself where i should trust myself. It is a difficult situation, i have made so many wrong turns in life that i sometimes don't trust myself to do what is good for me. I would like to give you a positive answer on how to deal with this, however i am still working on this one myself. I guess you can try breaking down your thinking into small manageable pieces and filter out the negative and focus on the positive, this may help. 4 years ago
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Hi guys. Thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Elysia. My OCD started to become severe 6 years ago and hasn't let up since. I am determined to... Show more

claudiapookie Hi Elysia, I'm Claudia. I have social anxiety, but I think I may have some symptoms of OCD. I am not sure. I have had problems with anxiety since I was 8 years old. It is not as bad, but it still persists. I take Klonopin as needed, but my anxiety has not been so severe to take it in a month. I do take prozac for depression. I keep thinking that possibly OCD symptoms are keeping me from fulling recovering. 4 years ago
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jenny Hi Elysia, I'm Jenny.. my depression started years ago but especially for the last 4 years.. i take Efexor and those pills help me a lot.. i dont think drugs is the answer to every situation but in my case it really helped and i hope it'll help you too.. 6 weeks is still the begining so it takes time till there will be a change.. good luck with that! 4 years ago
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