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Tainted anxiety ocd

Phil10

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I have worried about my garden for months the wheelie bin got put there it had a toilet plunger in this bin one time so I worry the ground is dirty.

My other worry is on Facebook I worry about adding people I worry I spoke to them when I was single on a dating site. So if somebody looks similar I believe they are tainted so can’t add them. How can I tackle this? I also have a similar worry with photos if I see a certain hair style at a tourist spot I worry it’s tainted if I use that photo?

I know these views are distorted but it goes back to everything feeling tainted?
 

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Please define tainted as you are affected
So what’s the solution do I try and touch the garden and not worry?

With social media do I try and add these people or stay in my comfort zone and use social media less or perhaps not add too many new people? I would like to beat this but I added two people before and deleted them two days later?

Tainted just means spoiled or I worry adding these people will make me look bad or something
 

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Tonight I went to the toilet and worried I needed a shower after it so I had one. 2nd of the day. Then I went to the toilet later and worried when I threw the toilet paper in I touched the bowl or water so I sat for 2 hours and tried to resist it. However I couldn’t do it so went in for another shower. I had tension at side of my head and felt I was going crazy. My ocd has suddenly got worse again. I said before when my anxiety is low my ocd increases but when I suffer bad anxiety my ocd worries become less of a worry. I feel I let myself down having 3 showers I tried to say I can wait until tomorrow but nothing would reassure me. Has anybody got any tips for when ocd gets taken over by anxiety? How do I ride these thoughts out if they become over whelming? To be fair tonight is the first in a while the ocd has got that bad but has anybody else experienced this before?
 
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