I Am Ocd

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 175 People

    I hate being OCD. My friends dont get it.

    Am I alone in this? Why do I feel like I should died then have ocd
    19BiGirl 19BiGirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2015

    My Ocd

    My things are cant sit on a warm chair. Havent sat on a toilet seat properly for 12 years. And im a girl. Its all about tissue and hover! people farting, burping, sneezing, breathing through their mouth makes me feel sick. I will get off a bus if someone sits next to me...
    PioraRua PioraRua
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2009

    I use vinegar.as an antiseptic

    for my skin and clothes and possessions. It is cheap... but I smell all the time from it. I need help finding a solution that will make me smell good (like fruit, maybe?) And not dry mt skin out. I have 50 dollars to last me 3 months until I finish college and get a job. I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 27, 2015

    Cleaning Freak

    I think im the only one in the world that has to claen the house at least 40 times a day. I clean and straighten when it dosent even need it. my husband tells me to calm down and take a break and let it get messy. But if  I do that I go nuts. I start pacing and then I need...
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2007

    Five Quick Tips To Tell If You Are Suffering From Ocd

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions), that produce a sense of dread or alarm. Persons then engage in repetitive behaviors (compulsions) in an attempt to rid themselves of the obsessive...
    MaxineR MaxineR
    36-40, F
    Aug 24, 2012

    Things I Do And Don'T Like

    Don't : 1. Contact from people or animals 2. Asymmetrical things/ Asymmetry 3. Dirt/ Mud etc 4. Unhygenic people 5. Even numbers (to a degree) Do : 1. Symmetry 2. Being clean 3. Odd numbers 4. Rhytms/ Patterns 5. Numbers that end in 5 or 0 :P I know I'm strange or weird, but...
    OneRandomGuy OneRandomGuy
    18-21, M
    Nov 3, 2013

    I have been diagnosed with OCD in the past

    and I struggle with it all the time. It is very hard to explain. I will try and explain it in as little words as possible. Basically, I hate my life and I always want to start all over with a new and better life. This has been going on for 33 years. It started as a new years...
    butterflyprincess83 butterflyprincess83
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2014

    I was extremely happy child up

    until age 12 when I had my first Obsessive Compulsive Disorder episode. Probably too full of myself, I remember thinking how wonderful I was, and would often be patting myself on the back. I thought I was the greatest, God's little girl and wanted to be a missionary. I think...
    susanitamn susanitamn
    56-60, F
    Feb 11, 2014

    Im 21 years old, I think Ive had OCD to a

    certain degree for quite a few years but never really thought about it. I just thought it was normal. I suffer with clinical depression also and had a bad episode last year which lasted around 6 months, this particular episode triggered my OCD somehow and my obsessions got...
    Emma93 Emma93
    22-25, F
    Aug 10, 2014

    I HAVE ocd, but I don't like to let it define

    who I AM. There is more to me than that.
    smilemore123 smilemore123
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2014

    My Ocd

    I have OCD and am very comfortable with it. It just takes a bit of understanding of others who have it. One of the things I am obsessed with is cleaning products I have around seventy household ones, does anyone have more.
    gossiper222 gossiper222
    36-40
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2008

    I Wasn't Diagnosed

    I have OCD. I do a lot of the normal OCD things, counting, checking, cleaning. But mostly, I'm afraid I'm going to hurt someone. I do all the other stuff to prevent it. I get a lot of criticism because of it. I don't know a lot of people with the same problem so no one really...
    C3C3C3 C3C3C3
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2012

    I separate things by color

    before I can eat them and color code my closet.
    MiBelleAmie MiBelleAmie
    41-45, F
    Mar 26, 2015

    What Not To Say To Someone With Ocd

    People say the darnedest things. And sometimes they say the most insensitive things. Whilst it’s great that obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has received enough media attention that it’s no longer a dirty secret, it is obvious that many people still fail to understand the...
    MaxineR MaxineR
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 11, 2012

    Ocd-uk Discussion Forum May Be A Fraud

    Due to the fact that the administrators at OCD-UK have been stingy and not allowed links to any other websites relating to OCD, I must remove myself from this forum. I can no longer support a forum that is clearly interested only in its own popularity and not in the needs of the...
    MaxineR MaxineR
    36-40, F
    Feb 23, 2012

    Social Awkwardness

     I consider myself an acceptably good looking person, and I feel comfortable with the way I look. but when I get in a group with people who don't understand my symptoms (obsessions & compulsions) i lose confidence. People literally stop talking in the middle of sentences...
    fishingonmars14 fishingonmars14
    13-15
    Aug 18, 2009

    Ocd And Relationships Research

    Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are conducting two online studies about the relationships of individuals with OCD or hoarding. Each study involves completing questionnaires online about relationships, emotions and OCD. You must be at least 18 to participate...
    amyp100 amyp100
    31-35, F
    Aug 16, 2012

    I am not severely OCD

    but I'm in cleaning every thing has to be clean around me lol I'm always cleaning the house haha
    oilchick1488 oilchick1488
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2014

    How To Tell Someone You Have Ocd, Without Embarrassing Yourself

    When I was a child, before I’d ever heard of the term obsessive compulsive disorder, I didn’t know what to make of my thoughts, other than that they were embarrassing and had to be kept secret at all costs. Fortunately today, OCD is well recognized, so most people have heard...
    MaxineR MaxineR
    36-40, F
    Mar 10, 2012

    50 Years Of OCD

    I have had OCD since I was nine years old, I am now 62. It was only around five or six years ago that I discovered what it was that made me act the way I did (even numbers, touching certain objects etc. I find OCD gets worse with stress. I finf deep breathing exercises help a...
    SelangorNight SelangorNight
    61-65, M
    Nov 8, 2013

    Never Thought About It Until Now.

    I had someone at work tell me I was OCD. OK, I've heard it before and never thought much about it. It is only certain things but those things have to be just so. If not I will do them over until they are right. No big deal. I just never thought about it until I started...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2011

    My Struggle With Ocd (i Just Need To Get Some Stuff Off My Chest)

    I don't usually post personal stuff like this, but I've been feeling really bad for a long time. I just really need to talk to someone, and I don't really feel like I have anyone I can really open up to. I just feel so lonely. I have these fears that its always going to be like...
    homestarrunner37 homestarrunner37
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 8, 2012

    Oh Hell  Yes.  I ...

    Oh HELL  yes.  I get upset, I  clean, I am calm, I  clean, I need to do homework, I  clean, I  need to cook dinner, I  clean, I need to clean, I  clean.   and don't get me started on my food touching.
    evilkittymew evilkittymew
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2009

    I Am Ocd

     I am ocd, but not with cleaning.  Here are some ways:  I get freaked out by the slightest noise anytime I am alone I NEED a schedule I cannot remember anymore right now.
    nali nali
    16-17
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy
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    People should really stop saying they have OCD, when they may not. Believe me, i've lived with someone who has it and I know what I'm saying exactly. OCD is not always wanting...
    Annaxx11 Annaxx11
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    I want to start by saying how much I love myself. It's really a god complex at this point, but you have to love yourself to love other people right? I'm 18, and doing well. I got...
    CrikeyM8 CrikeyM8
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