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  1. Billy Graham

    sonic, are you okay?
  2. I'm sorry things are so stressful. I unfortunately don't know OCD well enough to be able to help much, but I just wanted to welcome you back and hope that things get better.
  3. The cost of being mentally ill, my options.

    I'm sorry cheese. :-( you deserve so much better.
  4. Thank you both for the thoughts and ideas. sbdivemaster, I'm sorry that you're dealing with this also, but what you describe definitely matches. Interesting that gabapentin helped. I've been on it before and it didn't do much, but I was also at a low dose. Cheese, I think I'll be trying some of your ideas first because I'd really hate to add another drug. One of the benefits of the most recent hospitalization was that I was taken off of a fair number. I'd hate to go on something just for this. I manage to control my reactions to the thoughts if I'm around people, but if I'm for a walk or in my house or something like that, that's when the verbal reaction happens. Or going to bed. I'll create a notecard that has the various ideas and see what happens.
  5. The cost of being mentally ill, my options.

    that sounds like a great idea. I believe you can do it. This is a real crisis--it's just stretched over a longer period of time, so it feels less like it maybe?
  6. The cost of being mentally ill, my options.

    what about calling them just to double-check? Not to say that you can't manipulate a website, but I'd hate to go off of it and then guess wrong. maybe the IOP has a financial aid portion? some of the local hospitals in my area do.
  7. putting this in NOS since it has multiple possible causes (PTSD and OCD are the most obvious to me, but I don't know if there are others). obviously game for it being moved if appropriate. So....how do you handle intrusive thoughts or memories? I'm walking along a park just fine when all of a sudden something I've said/done/experienced just flies in my mind and causes a shockwave. Sometimes I react verbally and sometimes I just think a reaction. They can be about anything. A fair number are trauma related, but not all. What can be done with these things? I'd prefer non-medication routes if possible, but it would still probably be good to know all options. .
  8. What are you listening to right now?

    Ghost by the Indigo Girls with the University of Colorado symphony orchestra
  9. Favorite DBT Skill and Why?

    I tend to do a lot of sensory self-soothing. It ends up being a way both to ground me and to help me cope with what's going on around me/make it through the situation or moment.
  10. How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    A little anxious because I’m being social and that’s kind of the nature of social anxiety disorder. That said, he’s from my DBSA support group, so he’s pretty safe as far as anxiety goes. We left early the last time because both of us were done in by the crowd. This place seems much more chill.
  11. Hospitalization

    DJ's got a great point that one alternative might be trying to tackle the open schedule issue. I don't know if it helps, but I tend to do mine in blocks, rather than hours. I break the day into morning, afternoon, and evening. So it may look like morning (exercise, shower, teeth/face), afternoon (football game with friend), and evening (clean kitchen floor, reading). I try to drop something into each box, even if it's small.
  12. How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    decent. I got through my morning exercise routing (walk, yoga, abs). I'm wishing that it was something that could continue if/when I get a new job. But it works for now and that's a good thing. I did a bedtime yoga routine because I wanted something really calm and relaxing and it succeeded in doing that.
  13. Hospitalization

    depends on the hospital. Most of my local area ones you don't have to be actively suicidal, but you usually have to have passive suicidal ideation (i.e. passive death wish/I wouldn't fight it if someone tried to kill me), which sounds like what you're discussing. Some locations have fewer resources and in those places require active suicidal ideation.
  14. parent/child dynamics

  15. parent/child dynamics