Traveling, challenging the Fear

I think the worse part was being on the train and tube through london, peak time. That was bringing on a panic attack rather than being at the airport and flying. I was thrown off first checking in, it was a bit confusing and worrying over my luggage and my valuables i’m travelling with. It’s [...]

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A moment in the life of someone with OCD

Needing to hear certain words or needing someone to repeat said word certain times pulls at my skin. It’s like a light bulb pinging in my head, if I don’t get them to repeat it what could happen? Someone I care about will get hurt, will die or be in pain. Those are the thoughts [...]

Sharing

As cathartic as it is to write about my experience with OCD, a big part of me sharing is to create awareness and create a space where people have a better understanding of this debilitating disorder and be able to connect. Suffering from OCD is not easy to speak about, because of the fear of [...]

OCD Awareness Week, Day 2

I realised it marks a year since I made this account. An account I made to share experiences and connect with others who can relate. I feel defeated in so many ways with, I guess call them illnesses i’m dealing with, but a part of me keeps nudging me. It’s pushing me to realise my [...]

Coming Up For Air – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

My day to day struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder are hard enough, but during this time of year, the christmas period I struggle a lot more. I always associate christmas with high anxiety in the sense that one of my obsessions is with safety and then in turn the compulsion of checking. I feel it [...]

OCD – Intrusive Thoughts

Oil Paint 🎨 OCD  When you suppress your thoughts because your mind is ugly You blame yourself for everything Everything bad You tell yourself you are a terrible person With sick thoughts Realising the ins and outs of OCD Doesn't necessarily make it better Yes, now you know that these thoughts are not representative of [...]

Only some will Understand the effects of OCD

Struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has been an arduous journey. It had kept me confined, distraught and wrecked havoc on my life. Amongst the many battles we face struggling with mental health, one of the issues that surround OCD is that many people do not believe it is real and treat is a joke and [...]