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Old 02-21-2019, 11:15 PM #1
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My OCD is coming back, but in another form. Religious OCD. I am suffering. I am very scared. I hope I can get through this.
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You are not alone! Religious OCD seems particularly hard because of the “just in case” factor, in my experience.
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I have suffered from religious OCD before. I know it is very upsetting at times. Whatever triggered it can be treated though. I had to switch medications because of my intrusive persistent thoughts. I was free of symptoms for about a year and a half , but now I think I need a stronger dose. Do you know what triggered it, or is it just your chemical Inbalance acting up?
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I have just been there, and realized you really can't worry about it if you do you end up like the pharisees who are outwardly holy men, but inwardly not. And then there is the problem of unholy thoughts, and just having them made me feel absolutely damned. Then I studied where they came from and what they are and I realised they aren't coming from "me." This is what I learned. I am not the mind, if I were I would have complete control of it I could simply stop being OCD if that were the case. But the mind is a tool, for instance I can control my breathing, but I am not my lungs and they continue working despite me. The mind I can control like my lungs to think about something, but like the lungs it continues working despite me and not always to my betterment, but I shouldn't stress about it because the mind is supposed to be alert and active in order for our survival so it needs food, shelter, water, and to mate and etc. But besides this I felt God would know if it was just OCD driving me towards religion so I wouldn't get any extra points. It is said man can do nothing, but begin the spiritual journey and through God's grace we are changed, but that is the thing we can't force ourselves on God the more we try the more elusive God is.

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I hope you're doing better since you posted this. Here are links to 3 articles, from PC's archives, on the subject of religious OCD:

OCD, Guilt and Religion

Scrupulosity: When OCD Targets Your Religious and Moral Values

The Link Between OCD and GOD: How Religion Impacts Symptomology

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My ocd is religions too today av said **** it to church and hello to buddhism church just upsets me not only this but other time i got upset my husband still wants me to go i dont think i can still talking about it
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