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Is OCD a form of TMS?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by stevow7, Dec 22, 2022.

  1. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

    Hi everyone. I hope you guys are doing alright.
    Is ocd a form of TMS? I have really bad anxiety, can't work properly, can't even function properly due to OCD. It's just insane how mentally exhausting this is. My doctor tells me to not do what ocd tells me to do, but it's just extremely hard.

    for example,
    “I was planning what to say just in case he says something”

    “I was thinking what to say if he said something”

    basically thats it. all day yesterday and today. now one of those probably surpassed 6 and 7 so it says its something bad and or good.

    I said I will only do it once a day. so tomorrow as well. but im thinking not too.

    How to deal with ocd?
  2. gx92

    gx92 Peer Supporter

    I also have ocd, i do understand. Try dr schubiners unlearn your pain. He mentions OCD and is saying to treat it like tms. and also he does talk about those fearful thoughts. Try to dont take your thoughts searious, let them float by. Mindfullness is very helpfull to learn. Yesterday i was ruminating over something so badly, i couldnt stop lol
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  3. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle


    @stevow7, you've been asking variations of the same question for a long time, but you've never done the work.

    Many of us with TMS also have or have had symptoms of OCD to a greater or lesser degree. However, severe and disabling OCD is a mental disorder that is beyond typical TMS.

    I believe that what you need to do is clearly in this other thread you recently started. Two members gave you excellent responses, which you did not acknowledge:
    https://www.tmswiki.org/forum/threads/is-medication-forever.26667/ (Is medication forever?)

    Continuing to obsessively post here without taking anyone's advice is just another symptom of your OCD exerting itself and controlling you. Please get help.
  4. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

    Will try to check on that thanks!
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  5. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

    I did checked before. which the posters are helpful with medication, but I find it hard to actually go and see how to control myself or how to deal with it. I already have meds. but thanks I appreciate your response

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