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Unread 08-04-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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OCD sucks...and my OCD has gotten a lot worse than it was in the past. I went back to my old T, but with only a month of summer to spare...I have one last appointment with her next Wednesday before I head back to school.

I need to keep working on my OCD though. It's definitely interfering with my life, and I'm worried about what will happen with it at school when I start all my clinicals (I'm a nursing student, and most of my OCD stuff is about cleanliness and germs etc)...

I got really upset at T this morning and almost cried because of how ridiculous it is.

So now I have 2 options:

1) Keep trying to work at it on my own.
2) Find someone to see at school.

I think I need to do 2...but I don't want to. It was hard enough for me to go to my T in the first place, and just as hard to back to her this summer...and I really don't want to deal with someone new.

Ugh.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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I think you've already processed what you need to do, and I think finding someone at your school to talk to is the right decision. I have OCD as well, and it's always an ongoing process towards recovery. It might be awkward to meet somebody new, but eventually you will get used to them. Keep up the fight against OCD, it's a tough illness but you can conquer it!
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please find someone at your school. someone very good. and recover well. please.

you deserve to get better. you are too young not to.

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I think I will try and find someone at school...I'm just not at all looking forward to it. I wish that I could keep seeing my T, but school is about an hour and a half away, so that's not exactly plausible. The only even slightly plausible way I can see that working is if I had bi-weekly sessions on Friday afternoons or something since I don't have class on Fridays...so I could just go home for the weekend, or maybe even just Thursday night through Saturday...but that would be difficult, though it may be worth it.
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don't make excuses and don't make it complicated

find a T at your school
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I would try to find or create a group at school; you can't be the only student with this problem! Maybe form a "mental health" study group, support each other like here at PC only live/on site?
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I'm not making excuses. I simply don't want to find a new T.
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I know, but you secretly don't want to get well it seems or work at it otherwise finding a new T isn't that horrible

I say all this because I know what it feels like
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I know, but you secretly don't want to get well it seems or work at it otherwise finding a new T isn't that horrible

I say all this because I know what it feels like
Well what you just said is wrong.

I do want to get well and work at it.

I actually don't know anything about finding a T...and having to find a new one scares me. The way I got my T was from a suggestion to my mom from her friend. The T I'm seeing was her daughter's...and it happened to work out for me.
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Feary, please don't attempt to read the minds of others. Clearly, SingDanceRunLife posted this for a reason. They were simply pointing out that sessions would be difficult to get, BUT I think they were still intending on meeting with a new T. And if not that, they still want to get better!

Also, one could make the same assumption about you since you make various posts outlining your fears and doubts but never talking about how you want to get better, or how you're going to take action.

So please, we all need support from time to time but please don't assume that other members don't want to get better.
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