Once again sorry for not replying sooner, I have been very busy.
I really don't think this thread is getting anywhere unfortunately.
Your sons non-existent "symptoms" are actually symptoms of your OCD.
I suppose either you are going to follow my advice or not. I hope you do. For both you and your son.
Anyway I really don't see the point in continuing here anymore. Unless of course you have any question's about OCD which I would be more then happy to answer.
But if it is about the HIV thing I am probabley not going to reply because I really don't have the time to stay here, I really only posted here to try and alert you about Pure-O thing. But please take my advice and get a therapist. Good luck! View Thread
I really hope you take our advice and get therapy, you seem to have it pretty bad.
I don't really want to keep going over and over this. I don't really know how to say he is fine in any other way.
Please don't take this the wrong way, but unless you have any question about your OCD, I am not going to respond to any of the HIV questions, I just don't think it is good for you to have me keep answering it over and over. Please don't take it the wrong way.
I will be glad to answer any OCD questions you have tho! View Thread
No problem, just remember that there have been millions where you have been and if you follow the correct guidelines for treating your OCD it should be a fairly easy thing to accomplish. Just find a nice qualified therapist, and if you feel that he/she is not right for you (maybe unfriendly, etc) don't hesitate to find a new. In fact I would probably post on an OCD forum and ask about the right type of therapist for your specific type of OCD.
Just remember you don't have to give in to the obsessions to get relief, the best way to get relief is to kill the OCD itself. Pure-O is kinda like a multiple headed monster, once you chop off one head (a particular obbsesion) a new one grows in it's place. There is really no winning with it. So assuming you somehow stop obsessing with the HIV thing, you might start obsessing that the moon is not real for example (as strange and ridicules as that may seem now, it seems possibly once you start obsessing), so I guess I am saying that it is best to get rid of the OCD not the particular obsession.
Sorry for being absent the last day, I forgot to reply.
I really don't think there is much else for me to say here. If I could think of anything else to say I would. I promise.
You really can't go on much longer like this. You are going to end up losing your job and possibly custody of your son if your wife finds out you keep making him take STD tests. That really doesn't look good.
1) I think that it has been explained beyond a reasonable doubt that your son does not have HIV. In fact apparently nothing would prove to you otherwise including an advanced extraterrestrial life-form landing in your front yard and telling you he is negative.
2) You have OCD. Probably the Pure O type. This is something you should be trying to do something about. Because even if you took him to get bloodwork, you probably would begin doubting that as well. It is part of the condition. You really need some therapy if you want any sense of normality in your life.
I feel this thread is looping and going over the same thing over and over. I think that you should try going an OCD forum and discussing these things with them if you really don't feel comfortable going to a therapist. Just keep reminding yourself that your belief that he has mysterious "symptoms" is merely your OCD not HIV.
You mean she is stopping youfrom taking the test? I thought she was stopping you from taking your son.
We have already been over the ora quick tests before, of course they were correct. This is why I have a problem with feeding into your obsessions. You are not tackling your root problem here. Do you want to live forever like this? If it is not HIV, it is going to be something else.View Thread
Well if your OCD sent you to an HIV counselor, you should be able to access a qualified therapist fairly easily it would seem. I don't think your going to lose your job over anonymously seeing a therapist. And if you lost "friends" over it, then they really were not friends to begin with I would imagine. And no one even has to know you go to one.
"If I knew he was 100% negative, I would not be OCDing!!!!!" That's just it, your OCD makes you always think to yourself "what if?" over and over again when you know very well that it is not true.
By the way, what do you feel it would take to completely 100% belive he is 100% negative?
Tell me, have you ever had any obsessions like this before? Where you know something to be true or false yet you keep obsessing over it? If so, how long ago? Over what?View Thread