Fear of driving ocd

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I just fear that I may have not known I hit someone (like I didn't hear it because of my loud music or the car didn't hit me but hit something else as a result of my driving) Get what I mean? So, I don't know how I could change that way of thinking even though I know the norm is "you would know". I just see the tiniest possibility of not knowing so it's really hard for me to make that decision of "I would know".
fear of contamination or thoughts of hurting someone or doing something bad. Can OCD thoughts be something else besides fears or evil thoughts. Like something random that you obsess over?
I am simply a law student and thus obviously am far less knowledgeable than a therapist or counselor, but I have spent a lot of time studying and becoming acclimated with the symptoms of OCD (specifically in dealing with HIV).
Yes you should get help for it,because if you do not it will do to you what this fear did to me,and that is drive you insane.When this fear hit me I did not know what to make of it so I just ignored it and before I knew it I had a broken record going on in my head and from all the anxiety this fear caused me it damaged me,my relationships,my life ect,so the sooner you get a handle on this the better.
Hiya well, personally i would say if you have such a fear at the moment of HIV/STD's etc.. then you really need to sit and think about what actions while performing love making really trigger the anxiety.
but this need for reassurance of mine is itself a part of OCD. i dont know where to go and whom to talk to and my boyfriend and i broke up a while ago too. and i am scared of disclosing it to anybody, even a psychologist.
Thank you so much. I was able to overcome driving OCD by not giving into rituals and it worked. I hope I can do the same for this. It is just that I imagine so many scenarios, like the people before me using the napkin dispenser must have been hiv pos drug users who planted a needle there..... silly I know.
I've behaved properly over the last years, but I just can't get rid of this phantom, I have problems with OCD, paranoia and depression, so I'd ask you please to help me to solve this out. Thank you so much for your kindness, Strat.
Immediately after, I felt guilty, bad. Since then, my fear of contracting an STD has resurfaced. This time worst, fearing I've contracted HIV. For the past week, I've experienced chills, sore throat and earaches. I've attributed all theses to ars involved with HIV. Last night before bed I noticed s small pimple like bump on my bottom gum. Its so small I literally have to be two inches from a mirror to see it.
I have numerous anxiety disorders, panic, GAD, OCD and this horrible fear of being alone. My husband is my safe person. He has had a lot of very serious health problems in the last couple of years. I have been very worried. But he is recovering from his latest surgery (for 2 aneurysms) and loves camping, so he went for a 2 night trip with his friend. I have never liked it when he goes. I imagine all kinds of horrible things that can happen and worry until he gets home.
I recently posted a question regarding my fear of getting fatal diseases, which ultimately of course is a fear of death. I think that both of us probably do have some type of OCD and that medication may be part of the answer. What happened 3 years ago that might have triggered your sudden fear of mortality? I've been afraid of death and disease all my life but it did get worse when I turned 40. In fact, I used to wake up at 4 a.m.
Dear Joggen, I really appreciate the things you do for people like us who have irrational/maybe rational fears. As for me I think I can safely be diagnosed as having OCD now. I'm freaking out about an incident that everyone in HIV prevention community (including you) said no risk. I decided to go and get tested just to make sure. The window period will be up in couple of weeks.
The newer study u read in was about stress and it being the biggest part which isn't anxiety a stress which I do all the time and try to stop but can't because of fear of this disease.
Hello wthe fear of getting HIV has taken over me. It's driving me crazy. I go to the dentist and test 10 tims after that . I get a cut in my finger I keep o. Testing. After I test I wonder if the needle was contaminated. Anyone can help me? I am sleeping with my wife using.
Last Wednesday we received some flat pack furniture from a well known swedish company and yesterday my husband and I decided to put it together (bedside tables and chest of drawers), I suffer with a terrible fear of HIV and check everything for red marks that could be blood, I was having a good day yesterday and wasn't too bad but when I went to put the cardboard boxes out into the bin I noticed that one of them had a red mark inside (about the size of my little fingernail, maybe a bit smaller)
It's not dying that produces the fear. It's the fear of eternity, of endlessness. Even as I type this, I feel my anxiety level rise. I've been on Lexapro since 2002. (Actually first Celexa, then Lexapro.) This has helped, but then my psychiatrist had me try Welbutrin, which I wanted to try to enhance my energy level (which she said could be a result). I got through two days, then started having the phobia again.
The most important thing is to get the diagnosis of OCD by a psychologist. From there you can go over the many things that are bothering you, religion in particular at this point, and discuss how best to manage this. If the psychologist and you decide that medication is something you would like to try, then you need to see a psychiatrist. They are the best at managing medication for OCD. You asked if the medications work...for the most part they do.
Oh my God. Please don't worry! You have some form of OCD. There's nothing to be afraid of. I suffer from the exact same tormenting thoughts as you do. You described it to a point. You are not gay! Your mind is trying to frighten you as best it can. I'm a Christian too, and since homosexuality is against my beliefs as well, my mind has "locked" on to it.
Hi, my ocd is putting me through pure hell, I have had hiv ocd for about 15 months now, I have had 15 tests in the last 15 months, my fear no is I took my friends seven year old daughter for a walk with the dog, we was throwing a stick to the dog and it landed in some plastic, I got paranoid that the plastic may have been hiv contaminated, I went back and checked plastic later on , I got it into my head then that she could have touched a discarded needle in the park, I went back to the park and
I have a similar fear that pops up from time to time. I had a man bump into me and I obsessed over whether he jabbed me with a needle. I did not and will not get tested for that because I know it is my OCD and I have to learn to accept uncertainty regarding the situation. I cannot ever know 100% that he did not jab me. Maybe he did, but more likely maybe he did not. I have been through years of CBT, exposure therapy and now I am on 200 mg of zoloft daily and I have seen a big difference.
I know there are germs on things we touch, but to break it down into that kind of detail is not something I do. Cleanliness is not one of my OCD problems. I'm actually a very messy person. Obviously your OCD has been passed down from your mom if she was up cleaning in the middle of the night. Studies are showing now that there is a genetic component to OCD and that it can be passed down in families. And you have had cleanliness beaten into your head for a very long time.
It sounds to me as if you have allowed the fear of the idea of HIV to completely take over and although you are not only being presented with accurately negative tests and some fantastic and factual advice you still continue to fret. It seems to me that your issue has now become more psychological then physical as you most definitley do not have hiv.
Green, every sence I saw your post this morning I haven't stressed myself about it all day, and I believe your right about it having similarities to OCD, I stress things as little as eye site as i did with this situation, but is it a type of OCD? I myself considered it to be maybe a type of hypochondria....considering I make something big out of things so small. Thanks for the help though, I appreciate it greatly!!
Can you not see that it's guilt and fear in the drivers seat? Not disease. Guilt, and fear of detection. Go see a therapist to try to work through this. Negative testing has not been enough to put your mind at ease.
I am... rather WAS scared of loved ones dying, too. I'm 13 and it was TERRIBLE. Sometimes I just felt like crying, or running and hiding. I felt dizzy just thinking of it, and the thought haunted me throughout the days. I am very close to my mother and father... and the thought of them one day being gone was AWFUL. They didn't have me old, nor especially young, and I'd worry. Will they see me get married? Will they meet my children?
Now I'm not homosexual, and I don't fear homosexuals or homosexuality, and furthermore, even in the case of the opposite sex, I am quite shy, and don't get to have a lot of sex very often. It is true I have a persistent fear of acquiring HIV and, possibly, infecting my friends or family, and I don't know if I did what I did, commit a sexual act with someone I met on the street.
All of this worry is just wasting away the life that you have right in front of you. This OCD demon is sucking the life out of all of us, stealing precious days away from us. Free yourself. You have NOTHING to feel bad about. No sick though, obsessive 1% thinking, etc, could ever deem you to hell, or make you a bad person. Strict Catholic teaching will make anyone think they are going to hell. A lot of Christians will try to make you think if you do bad, then you go to hell.
Ok my ocd has been off and on for the past 3 months.I have noticed when I get one fear out of my head and taken care of another one or an old one pops in a replaces it.The whole syringe thing is back again in my head and its driving me nuts. any tips on how to stop or at least help it out?
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