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Does paranoia come with OCD? I fear that I am bipolar or have had psychosis or I am schizophrenic, but my doctors and therapist basically tell me that my OCD keeps flaring up.
I have anxiety and I do have panic attacks sometimes and every now and then....about once a month or so for about a week I get really irritable and paranoid over stupid stuff and start fearing the worst.....like bipolar and shizophrenia...... My "compulsions" are basically reactions like reacting on my thoughts without thinking or googling my symptoms or searching for reassurance. I have never been one to tap a certain amount of times, or check and recheck things or anything like that. I guess that is why it is so hard for me to accept the fact that its "just" OCD and Anxiety.
Sometimes I get paranoid about eating out or thinking my husband will play tricks on me and put weed in my drink or food. Even though deep down I know he wouldnt. My husband don't even smoke weed and nor do i. I did one time some years back and that is when I had my first ever panic attack and now every time I have a panic attack I link it to weed and think somebody has put weed in my food or drink. my therapist said this is OCD .....that im "latching" on to the thought and won't let it go...... always having to have a reason or needing to know....and that this is all OCD related and causing more anxiety.....
Does anybody else experience these symptoms and if so , how do you deal with them and still work and carry on a normal life?
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