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I Am Ocd

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 181 People

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
    elephant17 elephant17 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2015

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    I separate things by color

    before I can eat them and color code my closet.
    MiBelleAmie MiBelleAmie 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 56-60, M Nov 8, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 6 Responses Jan 22, 2009

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I've been wondering whether I need to add a "pinch of salt" disclaimer to all of my comments and posts..?? eg. "Most of this is just waffling mindless bullsh*t please carry on with...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 11 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I've seen people on TV who had a genetic condition and If he has a girl it won't be having the same condition but If he has a boy then he'll end up like him and he said I won't...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Here is more information from Richard Carrier's "On the Historicity of Jesus Why We Might Have Reason For Doubt." Chapter 4 "Background (Christianity) Element 15 pages 124 - 130...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i have much oppression because of my diagnosis of hyperrelgiosity (having spiritual-like hallucinations) and schizoaffective disorder (schizophrenia and bipolar together). i have...
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Stigmas on Mental Illnesses are used all the time without ANY thought whatsoever!!! Like how someone says that they're OCD because they prefer their food not touching!! SO...
    AnonWesker AnonWesker 16-17 4 days ago

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    I really hate dishonesty of any kind. Mostly the sneaky insidious kind that comes from self deception, and the inability too many people have to be self introspective. It makes...
    Jackie69C Jackie69C 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    she wrote about what she did and she wrote about her consequences on a blog that she has. she had been misbehaving and her Sir has been merciful. she's appreciated her Sir's mercy...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    yes i have autism adhd, ocd, low iq, specch issuses, im learning disabled but that doesn't stop me i try my best and do everything like everyone else im not going give up, im not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    yes i have autism adhd, ocd, low iq, specch issuses, im learning disabled but that doesn't stop me i try my best and do everything like everyone else im not going give up, im not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have a new what I think is a ocd issue, I can't wait for stuff. It makes me anxious. If I'm in line my first thought is get out of there now. I'm waiting now to do taxes and I'm...
    Dorkfish711 Dorkfish711 26-30 6 days ago

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    i have been doing this since i can remember. i think ahead of time of what i would say in a certain scenario or wonder if i said the right thing from moment to moment. i think it...
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F a week ago

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    This is horrible, but it's nice to know I'm not the only one with all three of these. I also have an anxiety-based eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, mild OCD, and PTSD...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 22-25, F a week ago

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    ...i overthink on everything i do...from what to do from moment to moment or just in general on a daily basis. i obsess about things to the point of hurting my head and am...
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i am so sick of them. i have the diagnosis of hyperreliosity, paranoia, ocd, and schizoaffective disorder...others too...but these are those that have the symptoms that lead me to...
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F a week ago

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    i have several mental illnesses. i have been hospitalized many times and in rehabs. i take medication every day. i hate stigma and discrimination. it is wrong. i have...
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    ok here is my ten 1. liars 2. vulgarity 3. being single 4. not having my parents alive 5. winter 6. people not picking up after their dog leaving it for others to step in 7...
    Aprildawnmarie Aprildawnmarie 41-45, F Feb 2

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    My mom says she is always stressed because of me and had enough. I'm sorry I have OCD.
    BornMysterious BornMysterious 16-17, F Feb 2

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    I have had this weird obsession for as long as I can remember. When I go to the doctor I've always liked hearing the nurse's voice talking me through injections- even when I was...
    maizyjane maizyjane 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 1

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