In episode 373 I chat with SJ who has kindly shared their story with us. 

We discuss their early OCD experiences, nightmares, SJ details many of their compulsions including praying, counting, organising visually, finding good numerical patterns, patterns of 3, restricting food, as well as more. We also discuss trichotillomania (hair pulling), intrusive thoughts around animals, online support groups, starting therapy, and much more. Hope it helps. 

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