Anxiety/OCD-Fear of Blood (Help appreciated)
I have been suffering with anxiety & OCD since childhood...It took various forms. For the past several years, however, I have developed an intense fear of blood. Almost everywhere I go, whether it be outside, stores, work, etc, I find myself constantly checking/looking out for possible blood on either the ground (like on bandaids), on anything I touch, and so on. It is very mentally exhausting. If I see anything that sets me off, I get an intense rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, and all the typical symptoms of an anxiety attack..
I used to go to therapy, but stopped going.