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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 11:24 AM   1
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Hi, I've posted on hear before about the extent of my anxiety and ocd problems. It's getting to a point where it's unbearable and I need help. Does anyone know if you go docs and get help for anxiety and ocd weather they inform social services, I know sometimes they put you on anti depressants



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 15:02 PM   2
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They absolutely don't report you to anyone, unless you're considering suicide or homicide. You will feel so much better to get this under control. Pills and therapy are a really good combo. I love EMDR therapy for my PTSD--if you had a traumatic event in your life, this may help you too. ALSO, consider looking at your diet. Even eliminating sugar in all forms can make you feel MUCH less anxious. I also take magnesium citrate in the form of Natural Calm. You are doing a wonderful thing for you and your family.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 15:35 PM   3
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Hey.

Just wanted to let you know they definitely dont inform social services. This is the main reason I was so scared of getting help for my anxiety. Unless like PP said your feeling suicidal.

I went and my GP prescribed anti depressants which helped alot. Also had a few sessions of CBT which also help.

My advice is to get help soon as possible before it spirals more out of control. They wont report you to social services . They won't take your children from you. Speak to your HV if you still have one they will offer support where a HV will come round and offer reassurance.

Your doing the right thing and looking after your family by seeking help. It will get better x



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 18:03 PM   4
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Thankyou, I've had this for 5yrs now but is steadily getting worse and I've had enough, I definitely don't have suicidal thoughts or thoughts of hurting anyone, I just want to wrap everyone in cotton wool to keep them safe!.



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2017, 07:34 AM   5
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Talk to your GP and ask for a referral or you could see a psychologist privately if you want to skip all that (sometimes the referral process can take awhile). There are also OCD/anxiety charities and support groups, so you might seek out one of those. If you can access it privately, you might also consider doing cognitive behavioural therapy which is very effective for a lot of people. It is available on the NHS too, but you may have to wait a bit.

I have had OCD my whole life and flare ups of anxiety (it also runs in my family, so my dad had it as well, which is how I was able to recognise it so easily). I personally never had treatment for it long term as I didn't find the medications helped except for acute instances (like through really rough times it was helpful and got me feeling better again, but not something I needed long term).

Talking therapy might also help tremendously. For me, figuring out where my OCD especially comes from and why I have it and why it flares up when it does was incredibly helpful. I can now recognise it for what it is and it doesn't rule my life the way it has in the past.

But no, they won't notify social services so long as you aren't a danger to yourself or others. If you are struggling, they'll want to help you. If you turn up and say you want to kill someone and refuse any further support or treatment, then yes, it will be a concern, but more for your own wellbeing, not necessarily in terms of your children's. But if you ever get to that point anyway, you will want social services involved to keep everyone safe. It doesn't sound like that's the case though, so I wouldn't let that put you off seeking help. If anything, I'd recognise that's probably your anxiety talking and trying to get in the way of you getting better. Ignore it and get yourself some support. You'll feel so much better on the other side of it all.



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2017, 11:49 AM   6
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Well I think that having to go round the block 7 times on the way home today cause I worried I had knocked someone over (I knew I didn't but I also knew I'd go home and worry)has finally convinced me to see doc. My hubby is away at mo but home in 6wks so I'm definitely going to go then



 
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Old Feb 20th, 2017, 12:00 PM   7
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Going to the drs was the best thing i ever did. I had no idea what was wrong with me but i was having daily panic attacks that were getting worse and worse and i was so anal about everything and panicked when i had no control over things. I was diagnosed with ocd and anxiety. I was put onto anti depressants that were specifically for ocd sufferers rather than depression sufferers. I also received cbt which helped huge amounts. They do not alert anyone but i spoke to my hv and she was so supportive. She gave me tonnes of info and sometimes just checks in to see how im doing. Go to the drs i promise you wont regret it x



 
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Old Feb 20th, 2017, 14:28 PM   8
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I'm actually looking forward to going docs to get myself sorted. Tempted to go this week cause 6 wks till my hubby is home seems a long time to wait now I've decided to go, I think if they do give me tablets I'll feel better if my husband is home with me as I'm not sure about side effects and I don't want to be on my own looking after the kids while trying new tablets



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 14:45 PM   9
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Deffinately speak to your gp. Veen suffering with ocd and anxiety for about 14 years. Started cbt november last year. Iv cried multiple times because the changes i can see inmyself are insane, i never thought i would be able to go upto bed, climb into bed and br asleep withing 5 minutes of head hitting pillow ( it used to take 30 minutes to just get into bed + worrying time. ). Go to the gp as soon as you can, the cbt waiting list is awfull in our area. Speak to the gp about cbt and dicuss any medication. Im guessing you dont have to make a decision there and then. The longer i leave stuff the more i worry. Good luck.



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Old Mar 4th, 2017, 09:50 AM   10
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Hi there, thank you for your courage to come forward to share your condition. It takes a lot of courage to do that. I think in most cases, unless suicidal, your GP will not report and will generally recommend medication, counselling or therapy. I don't know much about medication so I don't think I should comment on that. However, counselling and therapist will help a lot in terms of providing emotional support (counselling) and tracking recovery progress (therapy).

Not sure what is your support system like while your husband is away, for a start, it may be good to talk to someone whom you can trust and who is readily available to let you unload your emotions whenever you need to. Sometimes being able to vocalise your fears or anxiety can help slow down your thoughts which then bring down the overwhelming feelings. Therapy like CBT or EMDR will be able to treat specific issues that triggers your anxiety or OCD and build on helping you to overcome them. Hope this help! Praying for you!



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