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For the last three months anxiety has made my life a living hell. I've come here seeking what advice and help I could get and allot of the advice I was given had really helped me progress over the last few weeks to the point that I started feeling allot better.
Over the past few days things seemly have taken a huge nose dive. My anxiety doesn't seem to be as bad as it was before but the intrusive thoughts / OCD harm thoughts has been very persistent. I am seening a counselor regularly, I've changed my diet, I've tried staying as relaxed as possible and I'm even exercising and all of that helped me see some progress until now.
I so badly wanted to try to fight though this without seeking out a doctor for medication help but I'm getting to the point were I'm doubting myself. Am I just hitting one of those down moments were things are just very bad right before another upswing or is this a sign that I should seek more help ?
I'm getting so many mixed opinions from people. Some saying that fighting the thoughts will aid in its defeat while others say "accepting" the thoughts is the biggest first step in recovering from intrusive thoughts / OCD harm thoughts because fighting it just makes it worse.
I'm in no way, shape or form wanting to or even considering hurting myself or others yet these thoughts have me worried (* for no reason I'm sure *). How does a person "accept" the intrusive thoughts / OCD harm thoughts so they can begin to move on and is whats happening to me just one of those "waves" were I'm having a temporary low moment.
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