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    Red face OCD about wash basket

    I keep getting thoughts that my clean clothes are near the wash basket and I got new airers as I believed they were near the wash basket. I'm struggling to deal with the OCD as I get a thought and believe it does anybody else get this?
    How do I resist it?

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    Re: OCD about wash basket

    Oh phil, You are having a bad time. I wish I could put your mind at rest.
    Everything is fine. Don't worry about the washing thing. Nothing will be contaminated.I think you need somex
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    Re: OCD about wash basket

    Yes I'm worried my new shirt has got dirty if I wear i will be anxious if I rebuy it I will be skint and the OCD will win?

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    Re: OCD about wash basket

    Update

    The anxiety is too bad I will have to rebuy another shirt on Friday

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    Re: OCD about wash basket

    Quote Originally Posted by phil06 View Post
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    The anxiety is too bad I will have to rebuy another shirt on Friday


    I really don't mean to seem rude, I'm still pretty new here so I don't know if this is an issue you have had before.
    If your worried about clean clothes being near the dirty ones could you not just wash it all together and know for sure it's all clean?


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    Re: OCD about wash basket

    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight-mouse View Post
    I really don't mean to seem rude, I'm still pretty new here so I don't know if this is an issue you have had before.
    If your worried about clean clothes being near the dirty ones could you not just wash it all together and know for sure it's all clean?


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    Yes that's true but it's a new shirt and wanted a new feeling perfectly uncreased for the party I'm going to.

    The scenario this time is it never went near dirty washing but a single thought trigger caused my anxiety it doesn't always need to have actually happened

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    Re: OCD about wash basket

    The fact is that your new shirt is clean. The thought is that it isn't.

    You could waste money you don't have to buy a new shirt but the pattern of OCD behaviour will be repeated or you could not go to the party because you can't be sure your shirt isn't perfect (whatever that means to you). Is it worth missing the party because of an OCD fear?

    My daughter has these internal struggles too.

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    Where did you get it from? If you really can't overcome this fear, return the shirt and get a refund. You can then buy another one. I do this all the time, but for different OCD thoughts.

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    Re: OCD about wash basket

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo1980 View Post
    Where did you get it from? If you really can't overcome this fear, return the shirt and get a refund. You can then buy another one. I do this all the time, but for different OCD thoughts.
    I've got myself in a pickle

    If I return it I won't buy anything out the shop again..

    If I wear the shirt I previously worried a few days ago the ties were dirty but went on to worry about the shirt instead.

    I've tried smelling it to reassure myself it's clean. I may have to wear the shirt but I fear my iron will be dirty and iron board.

    I can't win really I know it's clean but OCD makes you feel it's dirty and it makes you feel all unclean and unrelaxed. I just have thought it went near dirty washing no evidence of it and that's enough to set my anxiety off..

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    Re: OCD about wash basket

    I know you've tried a lot of meds but haven't you found any of them to be effective for your OCD? Must be terrible having to live with this constant worry of contamination.
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