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Breakups and pure o ocd

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Angieyy1 Sun 14-Feb-16 23:08:23

As anyone else had this, I suffer as much pain as anyone else with a break up but I have the added pure o (obsessions) either about the relationship ... I spend most of the time question the relationship whilst in it even though I love them and want to be with them .... Then my OCD kicks in and I end it and then I'm devastated and then I spend the next how many months obsessing about it .... Its exsahusting and the only rest I get is when I'm asleep

ChuffMuffin Mon 15-Feb-16 01:07:01

I am sending you massive hugs as i too suffer with pure O OCD so I know exactly how you feel. Every "bump" in the road that is life is made twice as hard for me as i immediately begin horrifically over analysing everything and literally the only respite I get is going to sleep. I hate the mornings where you wake up without a care in the world, then two seconds later it starts all over again sad.

Have you been to see your GP about this episode? Do you take any medication? I take sertraline and I've had a course of cbt which has helped a good bit. Maybe you can be referred (or re - referred if you've already had some before) for CBT?

Angieyy1 Mon 15-Feb-16 07:47:05

Hi no I haven't had medication for it, I actually don't want to start taking any... As I'm not sure it would actually help or just mask it. The break up itself is bad enough, I thought we'd be settling down together so I'm having to deal with that and then the obsessive thoughts ....

As soon as I wake up, they are there about him all day long untill I go to sleep it's like he's embedded in my brain and then the day starts over again and the same thing... It's been like this for 6 weeks since we split.... It doesn't help that I love and want to be with him...

He wants nothing to do with me.....x

Pixiemeat Mon 15-Feb-16 09:05:54

I have Pure O too. Citalopram has worked wonders for me at a moderate dose (20mg) and has given me my life back.

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