Spiking Hard Right Now
No one is perfect. No treatment is perfect. I am going through an OCD spike right now. The mind is fragile and sometimes, you just need a booster therapy session.
I have been sick for about a week now. First, it started with congestion and a sore throat. Then, I ended up with the stomach flu. These illnesses have caused a bit of a flare up. I’m monitoring for certain feelings and thoughts instead of letting them go. I am essentially “mentally on guard”.
It sucks too, but it isn’t the end of the world. Spikes happen to everyone. I just have to use my tools and make an appointment with my therapist to help me get through it. Everything will be OK.
While ERP is a very solid treatment option for OCD, it isn’t perfect. Sometimes you have breakthrough symptoms that need to be addressed, and that is ok! I am working on scheduling a booster therapy session now!