With this fallback prevention my OCD is still at a livable level
I have OCD and I check everything 4 to 16 times.
I could no longer work and reported in sick, had suicidal thoughts and led a completely isolated life by my OCD. I checked everything 2, 4 or 16 times. If someone or something disturbed me, then I had to do it again.
During an obsession I get anxious, tension in my muscles and I perspire a lot. Sometimes I start to cry and shake. I know it’s hard for others to empathize, but it felt sometimes as if the world was ending. Then I had to check everything and ask others to confirm if things are correct several times. In the past this checking and asking for confirmation was going on all day long.
I am now 50 years old, I’ve had OCD since I was 18. I started checking and asking others to confirm, after I had recovered from Anorexia.