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Jonathan123

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any ocd sufferer here or it just anxiety forum
OCD is just another form of anxiety of which there are many, so it's fine to talk about it on here. Anxiety can take so many forms it is sometimes impossible to count. Just when one thinks one has heard them all another pops up! I would suggest that OCD is one of the most common forms of anxiety. Many suffer in this way without realising it or giving it a name. It can cause as much mental pain as any other form of anxiety. There are many ways to counter this problem, and no doubt more posts will come to explain how. If you tell us more about what form yours takes we may be able to make suggestions.
 

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I have a diagnosis of GAD and OCD. My OCD isn't in the form of compulsive behaviors. My issue is obsessive thoughts. I've made good progress with managing it, to the point where I usually feel more like I've cured myself of it. Actually though, I can slide back into it if I'm not careful. I take an anti-depressant (SSRI), which I suspect helps with the OCD.
 

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GAD is my issue, which is a combination of multiple anxiety manifestations. OCD is one of my issues, although I mainly have obsessive thinking. Since I started Dr Claire Weekes’s acceptance method, my obsessive thoughts have quieted down so much that I no longer stay tensed waiting for them. Give the dr’s method a try. You’ll be thanking her endlessly. I know I do.
 

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I think for many OCD and different anxieties go hand in hand
 

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I think for many OCD and different anxieties go hand in hand
That’s why it’s called Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD. A person can have multiple manifestations of anxiety versus a single manifestation like HA for instance. But they are all just ways anxiety manifests itself. It’s still anxiety.
 

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I have OCD - impulsive, re-occurring thoughts linked to HA.
I have OCD related to HA. I actually spent 8 weeks as an inpatient at an OCD Institute. And two weeks as an outpatient! It helped for a while but then it wanes. The best medication I have ever found to relieve the OCD symptoms was Anafranil. It helped considerably but gave me GI problems I couldn’t deal with. I know people who take it with no problem. It’s an older med but one of the best I have tried.
 

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I have OCD…mostly the O though. I kept it at bay for awhile but it is back with a venegence.
 

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I have awful OCD at times. It’s not as simple as just another form of anxiety, and it can be difficult for people who have never experienced chronic and debilitating OCD to understand quite how stubborn it is.

I frequent another forum that has a section specifically for OCD, and I find that very helpful. This forum is great, but sometimes you need the more specific support for such a subtype.
 

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I have awful OCD at times. It’s not as simple as just another form of anxiety, and it can be difficult for people who have never experienced chronic and debilitating OCD to understand quite how stubborn it is.

I frequent another forum that has a section specifically for OCD, and I find that very helpful. This forum is great, but sometimes you need the more specific support for such a subtype.
Can I ask what is the OCD forum?
 
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