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Obsessive regret of past choices

Postby dice3510 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:40 pm

Has anyone had this? How did you cope with it?
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Re: Obsessive regret of past choices

Postby SBBro » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:20 pm

I have it now, its possibly mood related.

Same treatment for OCD/Anxiety/Depression: Exercise, CBT, Diet, Meditation.
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Re: Obsessive regret of past choices

Postby dice3510 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:57 pm

Can you describe how it manifested in your case?

Can you explain how you would apply CBT in this case?
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Re: Obsessive regret of past choices

Postby SBBro » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:01 pm

Stopping a steroid cycle.
Cbt being twice daily mindfulness meditation.
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Re: Obsessive regret of past choices

Postby mereni796 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:07 am

I have dealt with this too. I have had ocd my whole life, and when this popped up (not til 4 or 5 years ago, when I was in my mid-twenties) I wasn't sure if ocd was to blame or if I was just in a difficult/insecure place in my life. Probably I was vulnerable, which was a good time for the ocd to attack.....
To be honest I didn't find something that helped me significantly with that symptom. Daily meditation did help me, as did the medication I take. But I found it was a hard symptom to get rid of, because I truly did make some bad decisions and I couldn't let go. It affected my relationship, self-esteem, everything......Therapy helped somewhat also. Mainly it just took quite awhile for it to go away, and I wish I had more advice for you, but it seemed to fade by itself after a year or so. It still pops up occasionally.
If you have the (insurance) option maybe try a therapist who is experienced with ocd/anxiety.
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Re: Obsessive regret of past choices

Postby SBBro » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:30 pm

I truly did make some bad decisions and I couldn't let go


You are either past, present or future minded.

Present minded is the most healthy.
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Re: Obsessive regret of past choices

Postby mereni796 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:18 pm

I agree that present-minded is the best, just easier said than done :wink:
Meditation did help me with that somewhat though.
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Re: Obsessive regret of past choices

Postby SBBro » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:50 am

Exercise
Meditation
Work
Having a busy schedule of things to do

Eventually your mind will adapt to not worrying so much.
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