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Victoriadawn

Re: Help with OCD

HI!

 

My daughter was 14 when diagnosed with OCD,GAD and anxiety and depression. It hit like a ton of bricks. I was able to get her into see a psychiatrist and phycologist but it did take FOREVER!!! We are slowly making progress. She has been in cyber school for all of HS. I know what you are going thru. It is a living nightmare. I hope your son is on meds and that they are working. My daughter has had some success with medication, but not enough yet. I am hopeful though.

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Portia_RO

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Hi @Victoriadawn ,

 

I am really glad to hear that your daughter is making some progress, even if it is slow. I have OCD myself, and it was particularly out of control during high school, so I know the living nightmare you are talking about. My poor parents were under a lot of stress trying to support me. Do you have any support to help you manage this tough situation?

 

Sending all my best to you and your daughter. It sounds like you're doing everything you can to support her recovery, and I can say from experience that having a parent who is in your corner in the fight against OCD makes all the difference Heart

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Light987

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Hi Victoria,
My daughter (15 in oct) has severe ocd, I can’t even begin to describe on a daily basis what we are living with as I’m sure you know! She has been accepted under camhs & has appointment with psychiatrist on mon & psychologist next fri. They are thinking she needs meds with therapy to follow. Suspected aspergers with ocd as a coping mechanism during lockdown/schoolwork from home. The outside world have no idea what we go through on daily basis & it doesn’t help when people tell you that you’re not being firm enough with your child! Omg, I can’t believe we are still trying to educate people in mental health & autism ! My daughter is an absolute delight, polite, funny, bright, affectionate but struggles with friendships, social cues, fitting in. But yet she is adored by many (flown under the radar for many years although I’ve been aware of her aspergers traits as her cousin was diagnosed in his early years). She has been lost somewhere in the last 18 months, I was even criticised for asking for help way back last year, but as a mum, you know !!
I really hope the meds start to work for your daughter and you can start the journey of her understanding herself & managing her ocd x I honestly really feel for you as we have experienced some surreal weeks latterly here, Including hoovering the outside patio every night. Take care