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I NO LONGER FEEL ASHAMED OF MY OCD, THANK YOU ANGELA AND HANNAH!

This is a blog of immense gratitude. This is a blog where I sing the praises of two special young women who have entered my life via Twitter.  This is a blog where I say I am no longer ashamed … Continue reading

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I AM NO LONGER ASHAMED OR EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT THAT I HAVE OCD!

To mark World Mental Health Day, October 10th 2017, I thought I would do a blog about me no longer being ashamed or embarrassed at openly admitting that I suffer with OCD! About six to seven years ago, I was … Continue reading

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I THINK THEREFORE I AM….NOT A NUTTER : MENTAL HEALTH MEDICATION AND ME!

A blog about me being able to take medication for my mental health illness, for the FIRST TIME EVER! I can still remember the first time I tried taking a medication called clomipramine for my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.   I … Continue reading

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SUFFERING FROM ILL HEALTH CAN BE HEARTBREAKING AND SOUL DESTROYING AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY WHEN NOT EVERYBODY BELIEVES YOU!

“You sure you’re not getting obsessed with your bits”?  A GP said this to me once. “I think we discussed this last time how you’re maybe getting obsessed with your blood sugars”.  A Diabetic Nurse said this to me once. … Continue reading

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CRIPPLED…………………….WITH FEAR! MY CONTINUING AWFUL STRUGGLE WITH OCD!

Ever woken up wishing you had not? I do not mean because you fancy another half-hour or so in bed, I mean because your entire being is CRIPPLED with anxiety and fear? Fear about confronting the day ahead because you … Continue reading

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A DEPRESSED STEVE MCDONALD SHOULD BE PRAISED, NOT SCORNED AT!

“I don’t agree about the Steve storyline.  Bad idea to make a funny character depressing.  Boring when soaps get all worthy…” The idea of this blog originally came from me receiving the above reply, a week or two ago on … Continue reading

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