Category Archives: OCD

OCD and Suicide

  People have told me I’m brave for these posts, but I’m not–I swear I’m not–as evidenced by the fact that I’ve meant to write this post for forever, but I’ve held off. I don’t even plan on posting it on Twitter or Facebook. (Though I know it’ll autopost on Twitter at some point.) I want this searchable, though. If […]

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Superstition and OCD

  It seems appropriate to post this on a Friday the 13th and a full moon. The height of superstitious days, huh? My husband’s commute on Friday the 13th is always really light because of the superstitious nature of people, but I suspect most of them have chosen or learned to be superstitious. In many with OCD, we’re superstitious against […]

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OCD and Going Mad

I apologize that it’s been this long since a blog post and it’s odd that I’m getting back into the swing of things with an OCD post, but…I had an unusual anniversary this last weekend. I owe you some posts, though–I’ve just had a very stressful 2014 thus far, so I’ve been drowning in things. I think I’m above water […]

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Demons and Demons

So, some of you may have noticed I’ve been MIA for a bit. The holidays account for some of it, of course. We were gone for two weeks and I’m struggling to get back into a pattern. The rest of it is a mix of stupidity, stubbornness, and mental illness. I probably shouldn’t share–this is the epitome of over-sharing–which we’re […]

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OCD and the Med Trade-off

  If you’ve read my other posts, you know that, though I’ve tried most forms of therapy, medication is the only thing that seems to keep the demons at bay. If you think that medication is ever a cop-out or the “easy way,” think again. Medication can be a terrifying road to go down. First, there is the fact that […]

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OCD and the Real Me

  I’m medicated for OCD. I have to be. And it’s not 100% symptom control…more like anywhere from 30-60%. But my OCD is severe enough that I don’t expect total symptom control. There’s this thing about going the medication route. You’re not working through your problems and coping despite them like you do with therapy. ¬†You’re not feeling them every […]

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How Timing Stinks & is EVERYTHING!

  So, tomorrow is the release of The Teacher’s Vet…barring any funny business from Amazon or other retailers. And it’ll mark the beginning of what might be a crazy release end of year for me. And it’s almost surreal. Last year was hell. I will remember 2012 as one of the worst years of my life for the rest of […]

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OCD and Agoraphobia -Invisible Walls

  This is my third post on OCD. I also posted on OCD and Dark Thoughts and OCD and Cutting. Agoraphobia is defined as anxiety in situations where an environment is perceived as being uncomfortable or dangerous. This may manifest itself as discomfort in wide-open spaces or in crowds. It was once believed to be a subset of panic disorders, […]

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OCD and Cutting

**This post may contain things that make you uncomfortable as the title implies. If cutting/self-mutilation bothers you, please stop reading and check out some of my other posts.**   I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while because it needs to be said, but I wasn’t sure how my husband would feel about me mentioning it up until […]

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Written Wednesday

  I’m going to do something different this Wednesday and post some things I wrote a long, long time ago in high school. I used to be really into poetry–because I was in high school and dealing with the dark days of untreated OCD. Now, the rhyming and trying to get the emphasis right gives me a headache every time. […]

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