Will what I fear come true?
The inability to deal with uncertainty is what keeps people in the loop of OCD. You don’t want to risk your fear coming true so you can’t let go. What if it comes true?
You just performed a compulsion. Temporary relief. But you know what else happened – your OCD became stronger. You fed the beast another piece of your life, will and soul. Its grip on you became stronger and you are now back to square one with anxiety consuming your every living moment.
You suffer from OCD. Nothing will happen if you don’t listen to what it says. I repeat. Nothing. Actually…
You will recover. That is really something isn’t it?
If you don’t listen to OCD and refrain from giving it anymore of your time and thoughts it will vanish into thin air and you’ll get your life back. What I am describing in few words is actually a laborious and hard healing process that will take some months but it is worth it to get your life back on track.
Before giving in to OCD again just know that you are feeding it again and that it will never be enough. OCD took a lot from you and you are still giving it more.
Start doing ERP today and cut off the symbiotic chord between you and your obsessive-compulsive disorder. It will hurt you and threaten you. It will skyrocket your anxiety, but your brain will finally understand that there is no danger and no more obsessive thoughts will be sent your way.
I wish you all the best and I know you can do it!
OCD can cause panic attacks as anxiety builds up more and more and compulsions are taking over your life. OCD manifesting with panic attacks signals that you have reached a critical point as an OCD sufferer and your body is sending you a clear message that it is seriously affected by the condition of OCD.
Panic attacks are your body’s way of showing emotional suffering and asking you to do something about it. As panic attacks begin to manifest you are left only with the option of recovery because the panic attacks will not go away on their own, unless you do the work required of you to get over your obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Panic Attacks in OCD can come in a very physical manner, through sensations of suffocation, trembling, cold sweats, palpitations, dry mouth etc.
They can also come in a more subdued manner as a sensation of impending doom and feeling that all hope is lost.
Either way, it’s your signal that it is time you recover. And recovery is 100% possible, OCD is NOT a chronic condition. It doesn’t have to be.
Getting panic attacks because of your OCD thought and fears piling up? You must recover – that is the message you are receiving! Don’t ignore the message and instead try to view this as a positive push for you to fully heal from this awful mental condition.
Resist any kind of physical compulsion and try to keep your thoughts as far away from OCD as possible. By you refusing reaction, you are stepping closer to being OCD-free. You can do it!