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    Re: How to stop checking stools vigorously? OCD

    Quote Originally Posted by Phuzella View Post
    Having and examining a poo causes a panic attack. Having a poo and not examining it will cause a panic attack. With the latter option comes a small victory wouldn't you say?
    Absolutely 100% ATB

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    Re: How to stop checking stools vigorously? OCD

    Quote Originally Posted by Phuzella View Post
    Having and examining a poo causes a panic attack. Having a poo and not examining it will cause a panic attack. With the latter option comes a small victory wouldn't you say?
    Thanks for that. Going to go with the latter.

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    Re: How to stop checking stools vigorously? OCD

    Yay I insist you do that. Have a poo, flush, go and make yourself a cuppa and pat yourself on the back

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    Re: How to stop checking stools vigorously? OCD

    Oh boy is this my life right now. All of these behaviors for me are linked to childhood trauma and abuse. Worrying and using health anxiety was a way for me to self protect. I only just recently learned this in therapy. Iíve been in therapy for about a year and a half. It has saved my life. I donít want to give the illusion it has cured me as it has not cured me, but it has given me new coping strategies to implement during my episodes. Currently Iím going through an episode of poo worries. I concentrate 100% on my bowels, what they look like, what color are they, why is my stool not, Formed Why is it mushy? Literally having to poo is starting to give me severe anxiety which makes my stomach issues worse. I finally broke downs and saw my gastro and she took a bunch of stool samples and now I get to wait panicking until I get those results. You can flush and walk away if youíre not having any issues. As hard as it is, you can do it. Start with once in the morning. And then gradually cut that out. I wish you the best

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    Re: How to stop checking stools vigorously? OCD

    Quote Originally Posted by Scaredtoo View Post
    Oh boy is this my life right now. All of these behaviors for me are linked to childhood trauma and abuse. Worrying and using health anxiety was a way for me to self protect. I only just recently learned this in therapy. Iíve been in therapy for about a year and a half. It has saved my life. I donít want to give the illusion it has cured me as it has not cured me, but it has given me new coping strategies to implement during my episodes. Currently Iím going through an episode of poo worries. I concentrate 100% on my bowels, what they look like, what color are they, why is my stool not, Formed Why is it mushy? Literally having to poo is starting to give me severe anxiety which makes my stomach issues worse. I finally broke downs and saw my gastro and she took a bunch of stool samples and now I get to wait panicking until I get those results. You can flush and walk away if youíre not having any issues. As hard as it is, you can do it. Start with once in the morning. And then gradually cut that out. I wish you the best

    Hey there, I havenít tried therapy yet but I know how you feel , i examine mine all the time. We will get through this though donít worry,❤️❤️ Anxiety does make you go toliet more and dirrehea happens. Take care.x

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