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OCD

(4 Posts)
AndIFeedEmGunpowder Mon 01-Jul-13 13:40:55

Sorry I misread your post!

I think a certain level of anxiety is part of being a parent, but it's horrible if it stops you enjoying stuff or gives you sleepless nights.

Deffo see your GP, could even be something as simple as iron/mineral deficiency. Even if not, I'm sure they will be able to help . smile

ThinkIhaveOCD Mon 01-Jul-13 12:42:09

Thanks for the reply, my baby is now a toddler she is 2.6, I don't think I worded my first post very well, my head is a bit all over the place at the minute, sorry. What I meant was that I had tendencies towards it before I had DD but since having her it has definitely got much worse, when she was a tiny baby I used to obsess over SIDS and lie awake for hours listening for her breathing when I should have been sleeping and now that she's bigger I worry about other stuff, I have had awful dreams about her drowning in the bath or taking medicine that she finds (not likely as she would never be in the bath alone and medicine is in high cupboard) and I worry about traffic, complications of normal childhood illnesses and stuff like that.

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Mon 01-Jul-13 06:13:12

I'd definitely go and speak to your GP. I don't think they would be hmm. Congratulations on your baby.

ThinkIhaveOCD Sun 30-Jun-13 19:23:01

I think I may have OCD although this hasn't bedn confirmed by a doctor, a friend who has it told me that she thought I was showing signs of it so I took one of the online self diagnosis tests and it came back saying moderate OCD tendencies. I haven't felt right for a while but had put it down to having a baby and now a toddler to look after, I don't think it's depression as the test thing that the health visitor gives came back clear of postnatal depression. I don't have the compulsion side of things so much, at least not to the point of counting switches on and off or excessive hand washing etc but I am very much set in routines and can't deal with last minute changes to plans and also feel uncomfortable if something is wrong in the house, eg a window opened to the wrong amount of openness, I can't relax until I fix it. I definitely get the obesessive side of it, I am pretty anxious and get get up about small things and tend to dwell on things even from quite a while ago. If I was to go to the GP with the printout of the online test do you think he would take it seriously or be hmm about it? I also get intrusive thoughts about bad things happening to DD, I can almost see it happening at times.

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