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Struggle with stress and OCD
« on: January 13, 2019, 01:40:58 PM »
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  • Any advice for stress and OCD. I am considering leaving high school due to the stress I'm going through.

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    Re: Struggle with stress and OCD
    « Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 05:53:00 PM »
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  • What is OCD?  Take a GED test and leave High School.  Keep yourself busy, and beware of the company you keep.  This is where troubles can start.  Don't get involved with gossip/talk.  Do a job and go home.  Keep to the sacraments, and I suggest 3 rosaries a day.


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    « Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 07:15:56 PM »
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  • You don't give a whole lot of information, ie.  Have you been medically diagnosed with OCD and anxiety disorder?  (There's no such diagnosis as "stress.") Are you being professionally treated for these?  Medicine?  Counseling?  Are you male or female?  What is your age? What is your high school like?  In USA?  Public?  Catholic?  Is it large, impersonal?  Small?  Teachers take personal interest or don't care?  Are you the victim of bullies?  Do you have friends?  Neither, feel as if you may as well be invisible?  Is your family supportive?  Do you hear Mass?  Is the Catholic Faith a normal part of your daily life?  What about your family?  Do you attend Mass together?  

    What are your immediate plans post-high school?  University?  Community college?  A vocation?  A trade?  If a trade, what preparation is necessary?  Marriage and children?  Live at home and find a job because you're disabled by your OCD and anxiety?  

    Without more information, I can hardly give advice.  A GED may be the way to go if you're female, 16 or older, and plan to live at home and work until you marry.  If you're male, a GED probably won't cut it, especially if you intend to marry!  Most religious also need more than a GED.  Many require a minimum of a high school diploma.

    I'm a special ed. teacher, grades 1 and 2, in the USA.  State of New York, if that's helpful.  

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    Re: Struggle with stress and OCD
    « Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 08:04:34 PM »
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  • I don't know what your options are in Denmark, but I will pray for you.
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    Re: Struggle with stress and OCD
    « Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 09:00:14 PM »
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    Hello.
    I am a 21 year old man from Denmark considering conversion to Rome.
    My current parish is a bit liberal and I would like for to know weather or not it is possible to go to a private class with a traditional priest instead of taking an RCIA class were I learn about how Catholicism is about respecting other religions or something like that.
    I am willing to travel a far distance for that.
    From Introduction.


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    Re: Struggle with stress and OCD
    « Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 12:54:50 AM »
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  • Any advice for stress and OCD. I am considering leaving high school due to the stress I'm going through.
    Stress is your body's way of responding to demands or threats. When you sense danger—whether it is real or imagined—the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight -or-flight” reaction or the “stress response.” It can be useful, but it shouldn't be overdone or your health suffers. 

    Adding to Seraphina's questions - why are you still in school at 21? Some of Seraphina's questions are answered above, but still a few unanswered?

    Are you under treatment for OCD or did you diagnose yourself? Beware of giving yourself or accepting labelling.

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    Re: Struggle with stress and OCD
    « Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 03:58:31 AM »
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    Any advice for stress and OCD. I am considering leaving high school due to the stress I'm going through.

    There's no such thing as "OCD". That's a false notion created by the pseudo science industries of psychology & psychiatry, which they disseminate among other fake disorders onto the masses as a means to control them and weaken their resolve and sovereignty. There are bad habits, lack of discipline and not trusting in God to provide security and giving you the confidence that you did something correct. Pray for strength and trust in God to break this problem that manifests in you.

    Take a GED test and leave High School.  Keep yourself busy, and beware of the company you keep.  This is where troubles can start.  Don't get involved with gossip/talk.  Do a job and go home.  Keep to the sacraments, and I suggest 3 rosaries a day.

    This is good, practical advice that is a necessary baseline for any person considering conversion to the Catholic Faith, who also struggles with habits and adversities of the modern world. Well done, Songbird.
    From the woman came the beginning of sin, and by her we all die. ~ Ecclesiasticus 25:33

    International Women's Day is a day we all celebrate Eve's rebellion at the Tree and our plummet into sin.

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    « Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 07:45:09 AM »
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  • There's no such thing as "OCD".

    You're an idiot.  It's a very real thing, and I've known people who struggle with it and find relief in certain medications.  It's well know that certain neurotransmitters affect emotions and thought patterns, can increase fear and anxiety.  Fear can trigger physiological fight-or-flight responses in the body, and then a certain traumatic episode can cause flashbacks.

    You're an ignoramus and try to pretend that we are disembodied spirits rather than part spiritual and part animal.


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    « Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 08:26:50 AM »
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  • You can always look at vocational schools. It wouldn’t hurt to see what they have to offer. I’d also suggest learning a few different trades to see which one you could be a master in. 

    Even if you are looking  to convert I highly suggest cultivating a prayer life. Our Lady will never leave you high, and dry. It’s inportant to remember as with any ones prayer life that God will not always answer the way you want, but He will answer the way you need for your spiritual growth. It will be very frustrating, but stay determined. 


    “ Catholic life is warefare, and we must be battle ready”  being battle ready means getting a handle on all bad habits, and things that distract you from God, and the main goal of eternal life. You can do this because God never allows what we can’t handle. 

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    Re: Struggle with stress and OCD
    « Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 08:27:00 AM »
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  • From Introduction.
    From one of the documents of Vatican II;
    Nevertheless, our separated brethren, whether considered as individuals or as Communities and Churches, are not blessed with that unity which Jesus Christ wished to bestow on all those who through Him were born again into one body, and with Him quickened to newness of life - that unity which the Holy Scriptures and the ancient Tradition of the Church proclaim. For it is only through Christ's Catholic Church, which is "the all-embracing means of salvation," that they can benefit fully from the means of salvation. We believe that Our Lord entrusted all the blessings of the New Covenant to the apostolic college alone, of which Peter is the head, in order to establish the one Body of Christ on earth to which all should be fully incorporated who belong in any way to the people of God. This people of God, though still in its members liable to sin, is ever growing in Christ during its pilgrimage on earth, and is guided by God's gentle wisdom, according to His hidden designs, until it shall happily arrive at the fullness of eternal glory in the heavenly Jerusalem.

    http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_decree_19641121_unitatis-redintegratio_en.html

    It follows then that it is contrary to the spirit of Vatican II to say that we 'respect other religions. We love all the people because as Jesus commands us to love out neighbor as ourselves. 

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    Re: Struggle with stress and OCD
    « Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 08:27:49 AM »
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  • You're an idiot.  It's a very real thing, and I've known people who struggle with it and find relief in certain medications.  It's well know that certain neurotransmitters affect emotions and thought patterns, can increase fear and anxiety.  Fear can trigger physiological fight-or-flight responses in the body, and then a certain traumatic episode can cause flashbacks.

    You're an ignoramus and try to pretend that we are disembodied spirits rather than part spiritual and part animal.

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    From the woman came the beginning of sin, and by her we all die. ~ Ecclesiasticus 25:33

    International Women's Day is a day we all celebrate Eve's rebellion at the Tree and our plummet into sin.


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    Re: Struggle with stress and OCD
    « Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 09:09:46 AM »
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    Any advice for stress and OCD.
    Nutrition and diet can cause/fix many health issues.  I'd advise the following:
    1.  You need some good, healthy oils in your diet.  Works great to calm the nerves and mind.  Take a few tablespoons a day of good, quality coconut oil.  Or buy some good fish oil pills. 
    2.  You need magnesium for stress!  You can buy some supplements and also get it from veggies.
    3.  Start juicing veggies.  You can buy a quality juicer at Walmart for like $50.  Use Spinach, kale, (any green, leafy veggies), with some carrots, apples, lemons, for taste.  Juicing will change your life.
    4.  EXERCISE.  If you're stressed, you need to exercise and burn off your increased cortizol levels.  Take a long walk, jog for 20 minutes, swim, use weights.
    5.  Lower use of alcohol/caffeine so you get better SLEEP.  If you have trouble sleeping, use melatonin or valerian root.
    6.  Pray, trust in God and put all your confidence in Him for any worries you might have.
    7.  Visit the site (www.earthclinic.com) for any detailed health problems you may have.  Tons of suggestions and info.

    Good luck and God bless!

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    « Reply #12 on: January 14, 2019, 09:22:07 AM »
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  • Nutrition and diet can cause/fix many health issues.  I'd advise the following:
    1.  You need some good, healthy oils in your diet.  Works great to calm the nerves and mind.  Take a few tablespoons a day of good, quality coconut oil.  Or buy some good fish oil pills.
    2.  You need magnesium for stress!  You can buy some supplements and also get it from veggies.
    3.  Start juicing veggies.  You can buy a quality juicer at Walmart for like $50.  Use Spinach, kale, (any green, leafy veggies), with some carrots, apples, lemons, for taste.  Juicing will change your life.
    4.  EXERCISE.  If you're stressed, you need to exercise and burn off your increased cortizol levels.  Take a long walk, jog for 20 minutes, swim, use weights.
    5.  Lower use of alcohol/caffeine so you get better SLEEP.  If you have trouble sleeping, use melatonin or valerian root.
    6.  Pray, trust in God and put all your confidence in Him for any worries you might have.
    7.  Visit the site (www.earthclinic.com) for any detailed health problems you may have.  Tons of suggestions and info.

    Good luck and God bless!

    Great advice.  I agree with the diet approach.  Many people are indeed gravely magnesium deficient.  Many people claim that INOSITOL helps OCD a lot.


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    Re: Struggle with stress and OCD
    « Reply #13 on: January 14, 2019, 09:32:35 AM »
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  • from quick Google search:

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts ( obsessions ) and behaviors ( compulsions ) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.

    I don't know anything about it.

    I can say that I have found that when people have too much time of their hands, a soft easy life, they tend to go into many disorders, like depression. A good war would eliminate all these problems people have today in the "West", make people come back to the realities of life. I also know that stress can be eliminated by hard exercise like wind sprints and weight lifting with little rest between sets, (hard exercise, not jogging, gingerly bike rides and hikes and such)
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    Re: Struggle with stress and OCD
    « Reply #14 on: January 14, 2019, 09:44:48 AM »
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  • Other things to help your mood: limit processed sugar, add probiotic/fermented foods/drinks.

    For a “quick fix” until you start making life changes with diet/exercise (this will be your long-term, permanent solution), get some homeopathy remedies for emotional stress situations.

     

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