At first there are the ideas, the thoughts. Then the actions. And all these come again; and again; and again. And they keep coming for days, weeks, months, and if you don’t get help soon enough, years.
After some time a part of your daily life is filled with obsessive compulsions. So, life continues with a companion; an almost constant one. You get used to them and that’s a good thing and a bad one in the same time.
The best thing to do is to get help. So, you can have the best possible control over your obsessive compulsions and get better eventually.
It took me some years to reach a point where i was depressed and suicidal, and that was about the time I started getting help.
Now I’m learning to live more properly with my OCD. One day at a time.