More OCD Discussions


#21

Thank you. For those of you who haven’t read this on the last OCD Discussions thread, I just recently bought a St. Dymphna Medal (one without the devil looking over her shoulder, which is really creepy to me), and it says “St. Dymphna pray for me”, then on the back I had “Please pray for my inner peace” engraved.


#22

The internet feeds anxiety and obsessions


#23

Sometimes it does, sometimes the internet helps. There is a priest, formerly of my parish,whom I’ve remained in contact with. He’s helped me A LOT with this stuff, and I just emailed him about a half hour ago.


#24

OCD is something both the Church and medical professionals can and will help you with (I know this as I have been treated for it.) The Church refers to it as scrupulosity and there are many threads here that may be helpful.
Any prayer is an act of love, so don’t be tough on yourself - God knows your heart! I have been there, and it can get much, much better. Get help - there is no shame in having this condition, and there are ways out of it.
God Bless You


#25

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OCD is something both the Church and medical professionals can and will help you with (I know this as I have been treated for it.) The Church refers to it as scrupulosity and there are many threads here that may be helpful.
Any prayer is an act of love, so don’t be tough on yourself - God knows your heart! I have been there, and it can get much, much better. Get help - there is no shame in having this condition, and there are ways out of it.
God Bless You
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Thanks. I’m not sure if my OCD takes the form of scrupulosity but I think that for awhile, as a kid, it did.
I’ve had OCD since at least as far back as grade school, but as far as I was told, the 2 psychiatrists I saw then didn’t call it OCD. (This was the late 60’s or early 70’s).

Before I can remember OCD symptoms I had (and to some extent, still have) a vomiting phobia.
I also had terrible separation anxiety from my mom and anxiety in general.
My mom even thought I was anxious and different as a baby.

My repeating my talks with God and Mary during prayer isn’t for fear of sinning, it’s a fear I didn’t say it right and they might not understand me or that I may have forgotten something.

I heard back from my former priest and told him in email basically what I’d posted in post #11.
He told me that they all know my heart and mind like God does because they are in one heart and mind in Heaven.


#26

I go through repetition of prayer, both as a way to get back on track to concentrate on the prayers, and also to try to understand what i’m saying to God.
the right intentions, etc. He already knows where I stand, but I don’t always, and feel it needs to be said again. is this like you?


#27

Yeah, and a lot of times I say something in prayer or to DH and feel like I didn’t say it or didn’t say it to where it feels I said it right.


#28

DH? Not sure what that is


#29

Sorry. It means Dear Husband.


#30

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