Anxiety Disorders/OCD?

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Hi, about few months ago(that's when it all started), I've been distressed, terrorized, and disgusted with unwanted thoughts in my head. Sometimes, they make me literally puke, I get so upset and so traumatized by them. I have all kinds of intrusive thoughts running in head; ranging from murder, pedophilia to incest(my obsessions keeps changing every day!). All the disgusting stuff you can imagine. I also worry a lot about symmetry, and if something isn't symmetric, I get nervous, my heart starts to run very fast and I get really irritated. Latter is true for all intrusive thoughts. They're occasional, and when triggered, really hits me bad. I lose all hope. I feel like an evil person, even though I haven't done anything wrong at all. Jesus, why would I! I really need Help. As I am writing this, my mind tells me that I am faking it and that I really am something bad. I doubt so much! Is this OCD?

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Hi Jack,

It seems to me that your anxiety attacks and anxious thoughts may be due to hypoglycemia (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/)

This can be treated by going on a hypoglycemic diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/).

I suggest yon test yourself with the

Testing for Hypoglycemia by Questionnaires
  Nutrition-Behavior Inventory (NBI)
  http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-nutrition-behaviour-inventory-nbi/

  Hypoglycemic Questionnaire (short test)
  http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2012/hypoglycemia-questionnaire/
  
If you score high it may be an indication that you could be  hypoglycemic (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/)  This is a silent disease that is responsible for excess production of stress hormones - like adrenaline and cortisol - and which may trigger depression, anxiety, OCD or a low self-esteem.

I suggest you try out hypo diet and see how you go.

If you want to you  can discuss this with your doctor or nutritional doctor.

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Jurriaan Plesman BA (Psych) Post Grad Dip Clin Nutrition
Editor of the Hypoglycemic Association of Australia
http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au
Skype:jurplesman
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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist

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I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

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Nutritional Psychotherapist

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The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia

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My articles can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1M3x0ciu21Q8-KJO3tcIuxE-Mn97OIxCKzuhHDY8umrU#id.m9k24s-yjf9sc

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BA(Psych) Sydney University, Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

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