Almost five years ago I was hospitalized, unable to walk to my bathroom without breaking into a full on panic. My surroundings, any surroundings, triggered a sense of terror within every ounce of my being. My fear is and was of contamination --my diagnosis being of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. I couldn't come in contact with … Continue reading Overcoming Paralyzing Fear
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, commonly known as "OCD", is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive, unwanted thoughts, known as obsessions, causing an overwhelming feeling of anxiety which the person attempts to "get rid of" by performing either mental or physical compulsions. There are quotations around "get rid of" because the relief that comes with the compulsions is only … Continue reading Why People Get Offended When They Hear “OCD” Used as an Adjective
As with anything else, obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms can range from mild to severe, from manageable to outright debilitating. However, regardless of this range, OCD is an anxiety disorder. It is a mental illness; and coming to terms with having a mental illness can be quite a difficult process. Even coming to terms with the possibility … Continue reading Coming To Terms With Having OCD
Hi everyone! I know it's been a really long time (almost 6 months) since the last time I've written a post. I don't really have a good reason other than I was working really hard on myself and my OCD and also couldn't think of anything to say, or rather how to say it. First … Continue reading 2 Year Recovery Anniversary + Update
Hello warriors! Today marks the one year anniversary of the FightAgainstOCD blog! There have been a lot of struggles over the past year and this blog has honestly gotten me through so much. The community and support that is online here is unbelievable and is truly a gift in this rather miserable disorder. I want … Continue reading FightAgainstOCD Anniversary!
Click here to read part 1 of my story. I don't really remember what happened when we first got to the hospital other than it being super early in the morning. My mom and I were put into a small room where I felt everything was dirty. Eventually a social worker came in who was very … Continue reading My Story: The Hospital & My Diagnosis
Just a warning that this may be triggering for those with contamination OCD. Just over a year and a half ago, nearing the end of my grade 12 year, was when I hit my rock bottom. Looking back, my OCD started long before my senior year of high school, but the most severe aspects increased … Continue reading My Story: The Beginning of My OCD
I’m having a rough day today so I thought I’d come to all of you. I want you to know that you are not alone in what you’re feeling. I know you probably hear that all the time, but it’s true. You are not alone in your heart ache. You are not alone in … Continue reading This Is NOT Your Fault
***This could be triggering for some, so please do not read if you are easily triggered. I love you all and will post some more things soon.*** I've been thinking about this a lot lately and am still very confused as to where I stand. Is the only way to get through this with faith? … Continue reading Is the Only Way to Get through This with Faith?
Hello beauties! I want to talk to you about the importance of acceptance and self-love through your healing process. For some of you, you may already be aware of this importance; however, for others, you may have read the title to this post and thought, "this girl doesn't know what she's talking about". Maybe … Continue reading The Importance of Acceptance & Self-Love