Seems to me that my OCD goes through stages. There are many times that my OCD doesn't bother me at all. Then there will be times that I obsess over things for a period of weeks. Has anyone else gone through this?
Definitely. I have depression as well and both seem to feed in to each other (if I am really depressed, my anxiety levels will rise or if I am having really bad obsession problems, I get really depressed).
I don't know if I am alone on this, but another time I notice it exacerbates really bad is right before I get my period. It flares up pretty bad at that time.
OCD is cyclical, with some people it can disappear for a period of time only to reappear as a result of a trigger, usually stress. OCD and depression are co-morbid, that means they usually exist together, feeding off of each other.
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