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anyone do/have this?

My ocd has been going crazy the last 24 hours. I have to recite a words or phrases (certain ones) ans if I do it wrong or mispronounce it I have to start all over again until I get it right, my head hurts and I get really upset if I have to re-do it, sometimes it takes several times to do. Also while I am reciting if the time chances on the clock I have to recite. it's like a ritual. Anyone have this? It is ruining my life and I think if I don't recite the phrases bad things will happen and it bothers me the whole day and I have to keep on doing it! I know it is my ocd but does anyone have advice on how to end this????????????
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Hello there,

I'm sorry to head you have OCD, it can really be hard dealing with this. Let me tell you some options you have.

You can try getting your mind busy by doing something you really like or going out with friends but i guess you already tried that.

Physical activity is recommended since it will make your body produce a lot of hormones that will regulate you body and mind. Combine that with a healthy diet and i would not be surprised to see improvement. Get a subsription to a gym and and try to follow a daily or at 3 times a week schedule.

You have 2 other options too which are less natural.  You could try anti-depressant therapy with serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Those include:
* citalopram (Celexa, Cipramil, Cipram, Dalsan, Recital, Emocal, Sepram, Seropram, Citox)
* escitalopram (Lexapro, Cipralex, Esertia)
* fluoxetine (Prozac, Fontex, Seromex, Seronil, Sarafem, Ladose, Fluctin (EUR), Fluox (NZ), Depress (UZB), Lovan (AUS))
* fluvoxamine (Luvox, Fevarin, Faverin, Dumyrox, Favoxil, Movox)
* paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat, Sereupin, Aropax, Deroxat, Rexetin, Xetanor, Paroxat)
* sertraline (Zoloft, Lustral, Serlain)
* zimelidine (Zelmid, Normud)

Talk to your doctor if you are interested in anti-depressant therapy.

There's another more invasive option which is called deep brain stimulation in case of severe OCD. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment involving the implantation of a medical device called a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain.

Remember that DBS is a last resort treatment and only severe case of OCD will be accepted for treatment.

And finally i would sugest you talk therapy with a therapist that already dealt with people with OCD.

You can also try luminotherapy. Luminotherapy means light therapy and usually involves half-hour sessions in front of a bright lamp (10 000 lux), specially adapted to treat seasonal depression. The principle is simple: light exposure slows down melatonin production, fighting sleepiness and depression. The light reaches the brain through the retina of the eye, as nerve impulses, to alter hormone levels, which in turn reset your body clock and boost your immune system. Some doctors and health farms offer luminotherapy as a treatment, but there are also special lamps on the market for home use.

Talk to you doctor if you are interested in any of the treatments i suggested to you.

Best regards,
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i know exactly how you feel..i do the same thing..im eighteen and ive had this problem for as long as i can remember..i thought i was crazy but now that i know whats wrong with me and having read some of the posts on here i know theres help and ways to help me deal with ocd
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