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Hey everyone. My names Petar and I’m 25 (male). I have no friends, no real relationship experience because I’ve struggled socially since I was a kid. I live at home with my mum and sister.

I decided to join  because of my issues with ADHD and OCD (as well as anxiety in general). From time to time I will get completely obsessed about storylines or characters from movies or games and can’t let go. I have no control over this, I’ll just be watching a movie, playing a game or watching a play through of a game and my brain will just latch on to it. Right now it’s the story of Jessica and Blake from Outlast 2. I actually feel like I’m Blake and can’t let go of Jessica. I spent all of yesterday just pacing around my house basically and feel depressed.

On top of this, I’m generally very unhappy. All I do is work and sit at home doing compulsions due to my OCD. I hate going to work so bad that I started betting on sports in hopes of getting out but ending up losing all of my savings (over 13K).

Anyway, I thought I’d join, say hey, and see if anyone has similar experiences.

 

 

 

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I too have ADHD and OCD, it just tiring sometimes. My case is similar to you but instead im obsessed with creating a story with characters in my head inspired by tv series or video games. I tried writing, drawing but I just cant get anything done because my ADHD is acting up. I just hope that before I die I can finally finish getting my vision out and maybe somebody will read/see it. Lame wish I know.

I guess im a little lucky because my family is kinda rick so I don't have to go to work but im not exactly happy either. My parents is understanding but the true is they just giving up and accept that im a sore loser. People talking and my neighbor think im weird and often bring me up in their daily gossip. Sometime I lying awake at night wishing I was better off dead. I just want to be a normal function being.

 

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16 hours ago, CamiMoo said:

Hello Petar, I hope you are doing better. There are a lot of resources on this forum that could help you.

Thanks. I’ll definitely stick around.

 

14 hours ago, Cosm0 said:

I too have ADHD and OCD, it just tiring sometimes. My case is similar to you but instead im obsessed with creating a story with characters in my head inspired by tv series or video games. I tried writing, drawing but I just cant get anything done because my ADHD is acting up. I just hope that before I die I can finally finish getting my vision out and maybe somebody will read/see it. Lame wish I know.

I guess im a little lucky because my family is kinda rick so I don't have to go to work but im not exactly happy either. My parents is understanding but the true is they just giving up and accept that im a sore loser. People talking and my neighbor think im weird and often bring me up in their daily gossip. Sometime I lying awake at night wishing I was better off dead. I just want to be a normal function being.

 

Sorry to hear that. I don’t think it would matter it I worked or not, I’d still be miserable. It’s just frustrating, I feel so unbalanced.

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3 hours ago, Petar said:

Sorry to hear that. I don’t think it would matter it I worked or not, I’d still be miserable. It’s just frustrating, I feel so unbalanced.

I didnt mean to rant sometimes i just go off sorry about that. I think we both at that step where we realized what our problems is so it a good thing. Have you try taking medicine? It doesn’t work most of the time but it makes my ADHD more acceptable. My OCD is another story, it kinda hard to control. Im not always a loafer, i had a job in the past but it end up not so well because of it. Still i think there always a cure for everything but i just dont know how yet. The only way to fight these conditions is to over it ourselves. These days i been taking up exercise and eating healthy to combat it, i think it working somehow because i feel better about my self? Maybe it help balance the chemical in my brain? Idk. You dont have to let it drag you down, you can always fight it. I think that it help if i have a certain goal in my mind that i need to complete, it keep me going. It also good to talk your problem out, help release pent up emotions.

Long story short- the important is you try to be better and it mean more than you think.

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2 hours ago, Cosm0 said:

I didnt mean to rant sometimes i just go off sorry about that. I think we both at that step where we realized what our problems is so it a good thing. Have you try taking medicine? It doesn’t work most of the time but it makes my ADHD more acceptable. My OCD is another story, it kinda hard to control. Im not always a loafer, i had a job in the past but it end up not so well because of it. Still i think there always a cure for everything but i just dont know how yet. The only way to fight these conditions is to over it ourselves. These days i been taking up exercise and eating healthy to combat it, i think it working somehow because i feel better about my self? Maybe it help balance the chemical in my brain? Idk. You dont have to let it drag you down, you can always fight it. I think that it help if i have a certain goal in my mind that i need to complete, it keep me going. It also good to talk your problem out, help release pent up emotions.

Long story short- the important is you try to be better and it mean more than you think.

Around 8 year ago I saw someone about my OCD and was quickly prescribed a medication. I don’t remember what it was but I do remember feeling very happy an hour after taking it. However, this effect wore off shortly after and I was back to my old self. I didn’t take it for very long as I didn’t want to take medication or get help.

My job is very physical and I’m out in the sun a lot. One thing I’ve noticed is after work I find that the obsessions are easier to ignore, even if it’s for a little bit. Maybe it’s because of the Vitamin D after spending hours and hours in the sun or perhaps my body is creating more Serotonin, I don’t know.

Recently I’ve been trying over the counter medication as I’ve realised I can’t help myself purely on will power alone. So far I’ve tried:

5-HTP - I didn’t know I had to use this with green tea extract for it to be effective but I stopped using it after reading about bad long term effects of using it.

L-Theanine (200mg) with N-acetylcysteine (500mg) - I took these three times a day for over three weeks. After no effects, positive or negative, I gave up on it.

Bacopa Monnieri (Bacognize, 300mg) - This is what I’m currently taking. I read it’s meant to regulate the neurotransmitters in your brain and has effects on ADHD, we’ll see.

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5 hours ago, Petar said:

Around 8 year ago I saw someone about my OCD and was quickly prescribed a medication. I don’t remember what it was but I do remember feeling very happy an hour after taking it. However, this effect wore off shortly after and I was back to my old self. I didn’t take it for very long as I didn’t want to take medication or get help.

My job is very physical and I’m out in the sun a lot. One thing I’ve noticed is after work I find that the obsessions are easier to ignore, even if it’s for a little bit. Maybe it’s because of the Vitamin D after spending hours and hours in the sun or perhaps my body is creating more Serotonin, I don’t know.

Recently I’ve been trying over the counter medication as I’ve realised I can’t help myself purely on will power alone. So far I’ve tried:

5-HTP - I didn’t know I had to use this with green tea extract for it to be effective but I stopped using it after reading about bad long term effects of using it.

L-Theanine (200mg) with N-acetylcysteine (500mg) - I took these three times a day for over three weeks. After no effects, positive or negative, I gave up on it.

Bacopa Monnieri (Bacognize, 300mg) - This is what I’m currently taking. I read it’s meant to regulate the neurotransmitters in your brain and has effects on ADHD, we’ll see.

OCD is a hard case. Building a healthy lifestyle helps improve your OCD on your own.

After work, rest should be combined with measures to help reduce stress and anxiety such as deep breathing, meditation, warm bath and aromatherapy.

Participate in social activities so you have less time for unusual behavior and thoughts ( what my doctor said anw )

Getting enough sleep can also reduce obsessive thoughts.

Regular exercise can impact serotonin levels in your brain, raising your level of serotonin and boosts your mood. Physical work count too.

For ADHD medication, i recommend follow doctor description before taking. When you have more than you should it could cause symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations ( not the good kind) etc.

I tried all this and it working for me so far, hope it help.

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