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Created On 8/16/12 2:58 PM
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Shver
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9/29/13 5:35 PM
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Edited: 9/29/13 at 8:47 PM by Shver
 
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To mel_08701
I finally got two books you metnioned and started reading one of them today.
I am very curious about your experiences with ERP. How painful is it and
how long did it take until you had some relief.
 
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To Shver,

I have found that although fighting the urge to perform compulsions can be very painful and difficult at the time of the obsessional spike, once I make the determined decison that I will not perform the compulsion the discomfort gradually lessens and eventually dissipates. A helpful thought to keep in mind is to measure short term gratification & pain versus long term. Giving in to a compulsion will provide short term relief but long term pain since the ocd urges will just get strengthened. While refusing to perform a compulsion will only cause temporary anxiety but in the long term will help in overcoming ocd.

How are the books that I recommended? Did you find them helpful?
 
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Edited: 10/4/13 at 3:15 PM by mel_08701
 
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Hi Mel
I agree
This year I have had two huge obsessions involving if something happened to me replaying the incident etc
It was v tempting to seek reassurance but I waited it out it lasted for two weeks and was horrible but it gradually passed-the urge to do the compulsion
It helped not asking for reassurance because now when I get the spikes I can say- well you waited those really bad ones out and they passed over time so this you can also wait out and not act on
 
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Hi Mel,

I have been catching up on my work that I missed over the Holidays.
Every erev Yom Tov I left early etc. so I need to put in some extra hours.

I got both books. The first one I found to be more useful.
B'H' I am feeling better and trying to practice non-avoidance.
 
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