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Hi. I have OCD, Checkers OCD and also panic attacks that kind of blends into each other causing anxiety attacks when I don't have control over the situation or when I imagine that I don't have control over the situation. It's like my mind going on a riot, if I'm at a friends house I suddenly get this feeling of pure agony that something bad has happened to the kids or my husband or to my home, like a fire for exampel or to friend I haven't seen during the last 24 hours and I don't feel well again until I've gotten home and seen for myself that everything is indeed well or called the friend and talked to her. And the same happens of course when I'm home and my hubby are at work and the kids are at school that I get the feeling that something has happened to them there.
I've had this more or less my whole life but I got the diagnose for this and all my other problems 2007. I've tried to medicate but it only made me feel worse.
Yonemoto - posted on 07/06/2012
I cant stop cleaning and it freaks me out all the germs me and my kids might pick up and I dont want to be a mom whos house is a wreck like every one I know gee I wonder how there husbands must feel with the house being like that it drives me nuts so far Ive been taking as need meds just to calm my self down its way to much for me Ive even got chest pains from stressing myself out over this I need help so bad its been hard to find a good doctor.
Sarah - posted on 04/15/2013
I also have had OCD, it started when I was a child, I remember not being able to wear certain clothes. I also had to change my clothes over and over again so that something bad would not happen.
I went through washing my hands over and over and counting and having to start over again if I didn't do it just right.
OCD is disabling, it sounds so dumb to do these things, but when your mind will not let you go on you have no choice but to do the rituals. You get stuck. Even as I have grown up I still struggle. It is not as bad with the rituals, but the mental thoughts are there
I have days I cannot wear certain clothes or eat certain things.
I also obsess over things that happen and I can't get hem out of my mind. I have learned ways to self help myself and even trick my OCD.
I also believe that our sinuses are somehow linked to OCD and other disorders. I do not believe that medication is the key. I have tried several, and it makes things worse.
I also believe that we have to stand up against it and I have learned that if I use my faith in god and think about how short life really is and I tell myself that god would want me to fight this. He wants us to be happy and that this tormenting behavior is not worth us wasting our short lives over.
when we are gone from here we are gone from who we were. I have been learning to deal with my OCD a lot different now.
I read scriptures and I talk and I pray to god often. He will give us strength to overcome focusing on our feelings so much.
I also read Joyce Meyers Battlefield Of The Mind. It has helped me tremendously. We can have control over our thoughs and we can learn to fight back. If you have OCD you should read this book.
I started reading it after being hospitalized and believe me, no human being knows your mind more than you. Throwing different drugs at you is not the answer. We can help ourselves better because we know ourselves. Again reading that book has given me tools that I did not know how to use.
Renada - posted on 11/21/2012
Hi, I just joined and its good to know that I'm not alone. I suffered with OCD for over 4 years. There were times I wanted to admit myself in a mental instituitonal. My life revolved around this OCD. It all just happen all at once. One day out of nowhere I had an urge to flip the lights off and on for no reason. I didn't know why but I had to do it until I felt like it was okay to stop. I started checking things over and over to make sure it was off. Out of the sudden I would get weird thoughts that something bad would happen if I didn't do certain things. OCD control my life, I withdrew myself from family and friends. I couldn't go to certain places because of the fear something bad would happen. And it just goes on and on. It cause me to have bad behavior due to the exteme anxiety and frustation. OCD has a great hold on individual but there is a way to escape this disorder just pray and have faith in the MOST HIGH.
Minda - posted on 10/20/2012
Just joined :)
I'm happy I found other Moms with OCD. Honestly these rituals I go through can get really frustating at times and I'm scared that my children will develop this horrible disorder. Any Moms with OCD near the Orange County,CA area?
Peggy - posted on 01/13/2011
Hi , I'm not sure if I have OCD or not but seems to me a mild case as I have to clean my house the same way everytime start on the same rooms and if I have to stop for some reason I have to go back to those same rooms again. I'm the same way in other peoples houses literally feel sick to my tummy to go to another room first until I know that room is done. Drives my fam and my hubby all crazy. Could this be a form of OCD. I have been diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety Disorders and am taking Prozac for those. Hope it;s ok if I'm here. Thanks
Lori - posted on 11/23/2010
I have a 9yr. old son that's a compulsive picker (his fingers & toes anything not smooth) at times throughout the day. When he goes to bed on nights he has to get up early he's so busy picking he can't fall asleep. So to remedy that we put gloves on him. It works so well when he goes to bed he 1st. thing he grabs are his gloves :).
Lori - posted on 11/23/2010
Hi I have some O.C.D. with details. I'm not a neat-freak LOL! I just can't hang a picture to save my life. I'd have to have at least two people there telling me it's perfect then after it's done I find that they really didn't have right either!!! :] I'd rather not do some things if I don't know how to get it just right I'll just leave it in hopes I'll figure it out or someone can help me to get it right tomorrow.
Tisha - posted on 05/13/2010
Hi just joined and it's so good to know other people with OCD...for years I have been a compulsive cleaner. I can't go anywhere without wet wipes or sanitizer, and I can't even go to peoples house without being uncomfortable. Even my 3 year old has started to pick up my actions :(
Debra - posted on 12/30/2009
Hello, I have OCD. But due to other medical problems I cannot take medication. I have a 3 1/2 year old, she keeps me busy and on my toes. I am glad to have found others like me. Thanks for starting this group...it's wonderful to have a place to turn to. Thanks, and God bless.
Kimberly - posted on 11/13/2009
Hi, I wanted to introduce myself, I joined a little bit ago, but this is my first post. I have been diagnosed for about 15 years now...Have done the med thing, but not always consistantly....Have 3 kids, and a husband who gets extremely frustrated with my "issue"....I am glad to see everyone here, makes me feel that I have somewhere to turn to and people to talk to....This is great
Trina - posted on 06/12/2009
I have ocd & think my 3 yr old son does 2. I have 5 older kidz. It is tough sometimes with him having it & me. I drive my kidz crazy @ times along w/ my hubby who drives a truck & is never home. Maybe that's y?........lol, No j/k It's good 2 know there r others. My friend has it & so does my dad & brother n law. What a group when we all get 2gether.
Tracy - posted on 06/07/2009
Hiya just joined today, i have seen diagnosed with ocd, but my family think i have it, as i like things to be in place and if there not i have to put them where they are surposed to be, things have to straight or it dont look right to me, also my dvds have to be color coordinated same with my cds.
April - posted on 06/03/2009
Hi. I just joined and I don't have OCD but my 4 year old daughter does and I am at a loss. She is being medicated, but she is still waking up at 3 am to organize and clean my house! I could just use some advice and other moms to talk to that understand what I am going through! Thanks
Emily - posted on 06/02/2009
Hey Melissa. I saw this community in your profile and nearly peed myself. I've had Type O OCD since I was about 10. I stopped taking meds for it when I was 19 because I hated how drugged I felt. I used to self medicate with pot, but since becoming pregnant in 2007 I havent had anything to control to it. It's always driving me nuts. But at the same time, its so much a part of me that I dont know what life would be like without ocd!
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