I am almost 22 years old and newly diagnosed with OCD. My thoughts seem to just come randomly and I get so worked up about it. My boyfriend is supportive but doesn’t support medication because he doesn’t want it to “mess” me up or take away from my personality. I can’t explain to anyone how I can’t just “stop” the thoughts or my actions. I don’t want it to control me. I don’t want to take medication because I want to figure it out by myself. But, medication seems like the best possibly option along with therapy. OCD will not define me forever. will it?