I understand completely what you're going through. My 16 year old daughter also has intrusive thoughts. She refuses to take any medication because she says it may alter her and she wants to be able to feel and not be numb as the medication makes her feel that way. She walks constantly around the house. She has her rituals she also does. She is seeing a therapist. She was on her way to helping herself when her boyfriend broke up with her. Its devastating going through this horrible heartache she has to go through on top of her OCD and anxiety. My daughter won't even touch me. I haven't even been able to hug her while her heart is breaking. That has been tough.
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My daughter is seeing a therapist for her OCD and anxiety. She performs rituals all the time and sees things as dirty. This means she can't take certain things in her room because they are dirty so they stay in the front room downstairs or outside her bedroom in the hall. She has started wearing different clothes but for months she would wear the same outfit everyday and wash it everyday. She takes a shower with the shower curtain and bathroom door open ( its just her and I). She won't touch me. She says the idea of touching a female family member makes her skin crawl and thinks its because of the years my mother lived with us. My mother is manipulative with mental issues of her own. I can't talk about family ( I have 2 other children and 2 grand children) or she gets so upset and it makes her OCD worse. I'm so frustrated at how to help her. On top of all that her boyfriend broke up with her and she is devastated. She says he broke up because of her OCD. This may be true. My heart breaks for her because I don't know how to help her. I had a brain tumor removed May 19th and she wouldn't even hug me before I went to the hospital. She did give me a peck kiss on my cheek though.
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