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PTSD causing OCD?

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  • Posted By: KissMyBonesAway
  • October 6, 2007
  • 05:42 AM

I have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am constantly looking out my windows, locking my doors, unlocking, and re-locking them. I pace manicaly, over and over. When I'm not doing that I can sit at the computor just fine, but if a car, or any other type of vehicle rolls by, I have to check my locks, look out the windows and pace some more. And when I'm not doing that I'm cleaning. I suffer from Fibromyalgia as well, and the cleaning is making me suffer, but I cant seem to stop. The other day I re-arranged and moved around all the rooms except the: Kitchen, Pantry, and Bathroom. I am also Bi-Polar NOS and I take Lamictal for that and works very well. I am concerned that the PTSD is taking over my life and turning into a compulsive disorder.

I get scared out of my mind and can't sleep. When I do go to sleep, I'm up at 3 or 4 in the morning ready to start my day. I'll drink coffee and right into cleaning. HELP!

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