It's been a long five days since speaking to that therapist on the phone, because I had the option of having an appointment on Thursday, too. I knew I needed a few more days for my sleep to adjust to make it more practicable. So I chose Tuesday this week for the first one, at … Continue reading OCD
I accepted the necessity of finding a remote specialist and this morning found one based in Edinburgh of all places (where I've previously lived for 6 years), whom I called up to schedule a free consultation call. Her website was very promising since she mostly spoke about OCD, complex trauma and PTSD. On the call … Continue reading Found A Psychologist
I'm still following up with a couple of psychology places to try to get some private sessions with someone who's hopefully equipped to deal with OCD. It really is such a specialist area and skillset. I emailed the most hopeful option (in-person sessions, most professional-looking) on Monday, and this time got an out-of-office reply that … Continue reading Still Looking For An OCD Therapist
Around six months ago a chip broke off one of my molar teeth. Some weeks after that a larger piece was leveraged off it. I am basically missing a whole crown (I didn't even know any dental anatomy until now). I haven't been able to do anything about it yet for a few reasons, the … Continue reading Emergency Dental Treatment
I told my friends I can't do the trip, which is a weight off :). I've decided I need to look into alternate options for a psychologist since the place I found is taking a while to find space for me, and besides their profile didn't mention 'ERP' which is a critical checkmark for determining … Continue reading What’s an OCD Specialist?
That trip idea has caused me a real dilemma, like everything does when you're struggling with OCD, never mind mobility issues. I was feeling better knowing that I'd just cancel and not feel bad about it, if I needed to. I was occupied with the task of finding a psychologist. Now I've also learned that … Continue reading Thoughts On The Trip
Man I'm really struggling. I used to be able to find some real optimism and motivation, a goal that I could focus on to take precedence over the OCD, even throughout that ordeal in the shared house. For example one of those times was learning to grow house plants, then collecting them, with the idealistic … Continue reading Everything On The Table
I've been totally disabled by OCD for a week. This is the kind of OCD which hits me when my circumstances show signs of improving or some good event happens. Because I'm especially prone to OCD at the moment, these events are triggering. Also the particular OCD compulsion which has affected me for the past … Continue reading Home Improvements With Opportunity OCD