People with diabetes who also have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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Greetings to anyone still visiting this group!! My ocd is not severe....it was more of a focus when I was a child...needing to repeat tasks, recount things etc. As I've gotten older, I force myself to "not go there"...though I'm not always successful. I'm rather a perfectionist as well...which in my field is good (to a certain extent). I teach.
Hi Alizachana,Hope you are doing well. I don't get on here very often. Recently, I have been going through the stage where I'm not following my routines and habits. I work, test sugars, eat, go to the gym and sleep. While I feel I need to perform the rituals, I have been unable to do them. This should make me feel better and yet it has led to extreme anxiety. This is familiar to me. Does it happen to you?I am not familiar with EmWave. Thanks so much for telling me about it. Cheers! Joanne
Peetie, Hang in there. As I've learned, these bad episodes will pass, but I'm happy that you've found TuD for your T2, and now we can be OCD and anxiety buddies as well! Have you ever tried the home biofeedback things like EmWave? It is so helpful for me because I can see my heart wave, the various color zones tell me where I am, and then I know that I need to work to get my OCD down and anxiety down, and with some deep breathing, alone time, and work with practice of cognitive techniques, I can usually get to the right zone. It really spells things out visually for me.
Hi Aliza. I too have OCD and I have been experiencing a pretty bad episode since the Fall. I've taken meds for the anxiety, depression and OCD in the past but I'm trying to manage without it right now. I'm T2 and I've only had D for 9 years... I've had OCD most of my life. Over time I've learned to identify the triggers and I have learned how to manage it somewhat. I do notice that my A1C goes up with the OCD and anxiety.
Welcome to all members! I created this group for PWD who also have OCD because I've had diabetes for 10+ years now and I've had OCD officially diagnosed for about the same amount of time, but symptoms and whatnot for as long as I can remember. I have fairly severe OCD and am on medication and in therapy, and know that I will need both for probably the rest of my life, just like I will need insulin to control my t1.
I want to see if others have had any of the same issues with bg levels that I've experienced when having added anxiety from an OCD flare... my bg levels soar through the roof when my OCD is out of control, and too much medication to stop an OCD "attack" can bottom me out. Has anyone else experienced this with OCD/anxiety flares and benzos bottoming you out? I take both ativan and klonipan.
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