After reading a post from a new member I was wondering who can relate to both of these, MS and OCD?
I never wanted to admit to my PCP that I have some compulsive behaviors. Such as, checking my alarm clock 3 times, I used to buy things in three's at the grocery store but now that I'm aware of this I only get one or two. It doesn't sound like much but my husband used to point out these things to me, also frequent hand washing.
See when my PCP asked me about any issues with OCD or anyone in the family with this I said no. This was right around the same time that I was told by neuro #2 that he thinks I could have "Worried Well Syndrome" and or conversion disorder. That's why I didn't want to say anything about this mild OCD thing I think I have.
If anyone out there can explain more about this I would appreciate it. Do you think I should tell my PCP about this. How do I revert the already answered question.
My 2nd neck and spine MRI is in 4 days, I can't wait.
Personally, I think you should tell your PCP about this. Sometimes the smallest fact can drop other pieces into place. Tell him that it is mild and less intrusive in your life than it had been in years past. Also, tell him how devastating it was to be told that the neurologist thought you were merely one of the "Worried Well." Explain it was to avoid someone jumping to the "Anxiety Theory" that you were not truthful with him.
Hmm... Not sure whether we can call it an 'issue' or not.
For several months, my brain was in a weird sort of state. It kept dredging up bad memories, times when I made bad choices, and repeating them over and over. The memories were so strong that I would make an involuntary "TSK!" noise when it happened. This started happening several times a day. I knew I sounded twitchy, but I couldn't help myself.
Eventually things calmed down and my brain stopped being quite so mean to me. I've managed to change the "TSK!" impulse into a singing impulse, which is just as weird, but less twitchy.
But this doesn't logically lead to the other, if you know what I mean. Having a chronic disease is traumatic in and of itself, and could lead to emotional upset. So I still don't know to this day whether my behavior was because of damage to the brain, or because I was upset about the disease.
Hey i do some things to but nothing to make me worry or tell my doctor. Like i hvae to count in my head sometimes i dont know why i just feel the urge to do so or i wont feel right. i got to go 17 18 19 20 20 19 18 17 and do it until i feel i did it right and also i think with my fingers and toes i have to like put my pinky on my ring my index on my middle and snap lol weird right but i dont do 24/7 just here and there and am aware i do it so i try not to do it anymore and probaly only do it now very rarley not to alarming to me. And your aware of it and are changing it with no problem so yeah i think ur doing good. u can tell ur doc if u want i just chose not to cause mine r minor.. it just my thing i say lol but if its interrupting the things u do then yeah i would speak up
To the best of my knowledge, OCD is a way some people experience anxiety. The behavior somehow gives the illusion of control, and thus a calming effect.
Anxiety is a mood disorder, others being depression and bipolar, and possibly more. Depression has been linked to MS as a primary symptom, as well as a secondary one. I don't know if other mood disorders also relate this way to MS.
Yes, almost all the "neuropsychiatric" disorders have been reported in MS. These are disorders that are known to have their basis in brain chemistry, like the mood disorders including Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, and emotional lability.
There also are some psychotic states taht have been reported mimicking schizophenia or delusional states. My Handbook states that these might be from lesion involvement of the temporal lobe periventricular white matter.
ess is correct about the more minor manifestiations of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, but the full-blown, often disabling form is known to be a problem of neurochemistry. Interestingly (not related to MS though) abrupt onset of OCD has been reported in numerous children after strep infections, suggesting an immune process misdirected to the central nervous system.
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