I'm a 20 year old male and around the last year or so i've begun suffering from obsessive thoughts that have taken over my life. I'm sure my OCD developed as a response to stressful events that have happened recently to me. I haven't seen a doctor or sought help for it and have been trying to combat it myself. Most of my fears relate to dying and the thought gets into my mind that if I don't do a task in a certain way I will die, and also I sometimes think that if I don't do a certain thing I will die, for example walking up to a light switch and turning the light on and off even if it's unnecesary.
Also, OCD has ruined my enjoyment of life since anything I enjoy doing in life becomes the focus of my OCD and whenever I hear certain words or do certain things I like I feel nauseous because that's what my OCD's telling me. I can't watch certain movies or TV shows because if I do, I am caused to feel physically sick and physical pain, because in my mind my OCD has said that those are things I can't watch. As a result, about 1 hour daily is spent feeling sick because my OCD is making me sick because psychologically i'm focusing on it telling me to feel sick.
I'm not sure whether to go and see a doctor about it or just try and fight it alone.