Dave the hammo: How a pet has helped me to manage OCD

OHHH DAAAAAVE SIR DAAAVE YOU'RE PERFECT TO MEEE THE MOST HANDSOME SAILOR ON ALL SEVEN SEEEEAAAS (I sing this to him daily but it's not weird in person okay).  Let me begin. My physical and mental health deteriorated at the beginning of the year. I was seldom well enough to leave my home at the … Continue reading Dave the hammo: How a pet has helped me to manage OCD

OCD and relapses; Why this one was so hard.

Hello sweet earthlings. I've been MIA again haven't I. It's been a month filled with illness (fun), followed by some time away (in Wales - not prison), followed by a fresh course of intensive CBT, all sprinkled with clinic appointments and a welcome resuscitation of my social life. (My patchy posts since the relapse got … Continue reading OCD and relapses; Why this one was so hard.

NOTHING SCARES ME ANYMORE (apart from really stupid shit)

For somebody who feels as much as I do (I cried at a mini bottle of Dove shampoo in boots last week), I lack a very necessary and natural human emotion in certain situations. Fear. It's an element of my personality that confuses my nearest and dearest. It's almost as though people are so used … Continue reading NOTHING SCARES ME ANYMORE (apart from really stupid shit)

Hello everyone, my name’s Fuckit Mim.

Disclaimer: There's an unholy amount of swearing in this post (because I just feel a bit sweary and passionate today) so if you don't like swearing then that's completely cool with me and I respect your verbal purity, but my blog is definitely not the one for you buddy.  I wrote a post back in April this year called Sweet … Continue reading Hello everyone, my name’s Fuckit Mim.

I kissed a stranger for the first time in five years!

I'm TERRIBLY BLOODY SORRY everyone, but this post is just a selfish one (heh). I hope any OCDers reading this manage to glean a little accidental titbit of collateral positivity, but I'm afraid I'ma just talk about how much I've suddenly improved over the last week or so (after 4 months of medication adjusting!). A … Continue reading I kissed a stranger for the first time in five years!

A list of some of the things my OCD tells me 

You're contagious You're a terrible person You don't deserve your friends and family You're a shitty hamster mum (this one's kinda jokes but it has actually made me cry before) The world is infected Dust is filling your lungs up Everything has erosive chemicals in Your food has worms in Your skin has fibres in … Continue reading A list of some of the things my OCD tells me 

Finger lickin’ awful

I've published a couple of posts before about specific OCD compulsions I have experienced and this week, my friends… this week I'm gunna divulge a really dumb, embarrassing one that sometimes weirds people out. As an individual with a fair selection of strange compulsions, I have a trained eye for weirdedoutness (it's all in the … Continue reading Finger lickin’ awful