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Created On 3/21/06 11:16 PM
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thinkgoodwillbegood
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3/21/06 11:16 PM
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i have ocd for about a year and a half and i went to a theripist and thank g-d it got a lot better but recently it started comming back quite bad. and i would like to know if ocd EVER goes away completly? thanks
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Torsalicious613
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4/23/06 12:54 AM
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it probably never goes away, but like any "illness" it does subside. i too have ocd. and add. and bpd. all that. if i've learned nothing else it's that things come in cycles, waves. the only way you can stay afloat is to learn to swim. then the waves don't seem as bad. just accept it will never entirely go away and work your life around it. manage it. illnesses go best when you accept them not fight them. cancer? i'm not so sure about that. but mental illnesses? you admit there's a problem, take your meds, and move on. things come and go. both pain and joy will pass. this is not so good for joy but this law is especially helpful with pain. behatzlachah thinkinggoodwillbegood.

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ernie55B
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4/23/06 9:04 AM
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Hey Tors!

I accept the fact that this illness will not go away. I take my meds. and try to move on.
But there is pain and joy as you say. Problem is, there is 99% pain and 1% joy.
Is it worth it?
So far, I can only answer- no.

Ernie
 
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Dr. Lynn, Psy.D.
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4/24/06 1:21 AM
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Depression is often described to me as a pit so deep that the light at the top cannot be seen. There are ways in which depressed people see things more clearly, however, they also distort reality. Please hang in there, Ernie and ride this out. What happened with ECT? Have your meds changed? Are you in regular contact with your kids?
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ernie55B
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4/24/06 9:56 PM
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Hi Dr. Lynn,

Thanks for asking. If you recall, I went to see a pdoc who does ECT and he basically felt the odds of success in my particular case were not that great.
The life events I am not dealing well with will not go away by getting zapped.
I will still be mourning the loss of six pregnancies, the death of a baby, and a failed marriage.

I have joint custody of my kids- every other weekend and twice a week for the evening.
They keep me alive. Nothing else.
(my secy. commented that I am a different person- much happier and easier going- when I have my youngest with me at work as I did one day of Chol Hamoed).

Today I went to my therapist and cried my eyes out. She said it is normal after such a difficult Yom Tov to feel this way.
(I was alone the first days).

You say I need to ride it out. How long can one ride out such deep pain?

Ernie
 
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Torsalicious613
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ernie, keep on a ridin and you'll get to the other side. if you hold on, you almost always do. no-- you do. i guarantee it. but you have to hold on. that's the hard part. it's a bumpy ride, a roller coaster, and all roller coasters end. you may get sick, nascious, throw up, but it will be over eventually. then you can pat yourself on the back and look up back at the machine, and say, "wow, i went on that? but it goes so high and it goes so low, and it goes upside down and in circles, but i made it. hmm..." and it will prepare you for the next one. nothing of great-ness is achieved without pain. i'm learning that all too well and i have a feeling you are too.

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obbl900
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5/18/06 2:38 PM
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i am looking for afrum support group for ocd people.i have it


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