Is this completely OCD?

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I have been very tormented lately.  I want some reassurance that it's normal.   I have been diagnosed with OCD and general anxiety since the age of seven and depression since age eleven.  For many years now I have been having intrusive thoughts regarding disturbing thoughts, such as people dying.  No matter what I do the thought won't go away. I understand that these are OCD.  

   I have also had racing thoughts.  My mind will have dozens of thoughts at once that make me spin out of control.  These racing thoughts change from worrisome, paranoid feelings that I'm being watched and people are talking about me to very creative thoughts that make me feel like I'm extra special and I have powers that need to be accessed.  These thoughts can be so intense I get the chillbumps.  Then, after a matter of weeks, days or sometimes hours they go back to unhappy, scary obsessive thoughts  about people dying or feeling like my future is doomed or unsuccesful.  Is OCD enitrely to blame or is there something else going on?  I just need some reassurance.  Thank you. 

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    Hi Kathy.

    there r some ways to help control UR thoughts. Meds talk therapy and self control.and Confront your obsessions.

    Doctors have found that confronting your obsession and desensitizing yourself to it is a good way to end your compulsive behavior. This is treating the cause and not the symptom.

    People with OCD understand that their thoughts and actions are irrational. This is one of the distinctions between OCD and a number of other psychological issues. But the immediate impulse of the person with OCD is to push aside irrational thoughts with equally irrational behavior. This allows them to refocus their mind away from one’s obsession.

    But if one instead faces one’s obsession, that person is able to think through the irrational thoughts and impulses. Once a person forcing himself or herself to confront these obsessions, a person tends to become desensitized to them.

    does that make science to u? U understand OCD very well. it will take time and practice for u to find progress.  

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    Hello Crystal Kitty,(such a cute name!)

    If I were you I would check on this site the symptoms of Bipolar Disease. Giving an illness a name doesn't change the symptoms you have been experiencing. Other good sites that you can google are WebMD, the Mayo Clinic and a personal favourite, Dr. Weil. 

    To gain control and be the master of your own destiny, you want to be as informed as possible...and this takes research on your part. Read up on Bipolar disease and see if those highs and lows seem to fit with the description of this disease. See your psychiatrist and discuss your symptoms and concerns.

    Being as informed and clued in to your own symptoms and triggers is half the battle won. 

    If you are not on medication or the medication you are on is not keeping your moods and thoughts under control, see your psychiatrist as soon as possible. If you are seeing a GP, ask hiim or her for a referral to see a psychiatrist. You need to be properly and thoroughly assessed by a doctor who specializes in mental illness...i.e. a psychiatrist... in order to get the best possible treatment plan so that you can live a long, full and rewarding life.

    I wish you all the very best, Crystal Kitty.

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