I Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 478 People

    It'S Stupid And Annoying

    I am very much aware of my condition but still. Apart from the obvious symptoms what bothers me the most is not being able to take a certain disturbing thought of my mind that even gets worse if I try not to think about it. Or things like getting stuck at an action like closing...
    CreativeButcher CreativeButcher
    4 Responses Oct 5, 2013

    My History.

    Before I state my piece I would just like to say that I have not been officially diagnosed with Ocd, I don't know if I have the full illness, because I don't suffer with excessive compulsions but I do suffer with excessive, distressing obsessions. Sometimes they are worse than...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2010

    Recent Worry That Is Driving Me Crazy

      I have OCD and thought it would be a good idea to talk to others who also have to deal with OCD. So recently my boyfriend made this comment that I can't afford to lose a friend because I don't have many. First of all he doesn't even know my friends and have never met them...
    1 Response Dec 30, 2012

    A Touch Of It

    No . . . I haven't been officially diagnosed with it. My father has and we know by the same symptoms I have it too . . . just not that bad. High anxiety, stress, and fear are my major triggers. It doesn't interfer with my life a great deal and I can pretty much control it on...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid
    41-45, F
    Jun 2, 2012

    I hate when people think Obsessive Compulsive

    is just people wanting to have things neat & clean. Like, no, stop.
    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix
    18-21, F
    Feb 20, 2014

    Focus. Focus. OCD feels like your brain

    went on vacation. OCD feels like a constant twitch in your eye. OCD feels empty. OCD is not having your pens in order. OCD is not liking things just so. OCD is not something trivial. It's painful and confusing and hard to explain. It's 'are you sure's and 'I don't...
    AbusiveMistress AbusiveMistress
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    What's With The Butter!

    I like my home to be a certain way. Luckily my husband is a good sport and indulges me and my quirks. I have OCD. Everything is done in 5's. Gas pump #5 or #10...hotel room has to end in 5 or add up to 5...you get the point. If I have a tub of ice cream or butter (and this is...
    FrenchApple FrenchApple
    36-40, F
    Oct 1, 2013


    I have to admit that sometimes I get a little bit frustrated at my family's lack of understanding in regards to my OCD. Don't get me wrong. They have been very supportive and always try their best to pull me up when I'm having a hard time. And those that are dealing with this too...
    Djambo500 Djambo500
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jun 21, 2012

    A&E Ocd Documentary "Obsessed" Seeks Participants!

     A second season documentary series about OCD and related disorders is searching for people that are in need of help. This non-exploitive documentary will have the goal of improving the participants' lives through sessions with a licensed therapist who specializes in...
    obsessedcasting obsessedcasting
    Jul 27, 2009

    My obsessive compulsion is not a disorder it's

    a choice. Obsession keeps the mind focused...living without would be very painful and boring. I would feel disgustingly normal.
    JonathanCTVirgo JonathanCTVirgo
    22-25, M
    Jun 2, 2015

    ;;i Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    For me ocd started young about 7 i would wash my hands excessively so i would not die, i would check doors so no one could get in iwould check the stove for the burners to be off i would ask the same questions over and over in a different way never grasping the answer , it got...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni
    46-50, M
    Dec 29, 2011

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    dirtybasterd69 dirtybasterd69
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

    It's girls. It's happened with about 5 of them

    out of the couple dozen I've been involved with. It's at the stage after I get the sense they are interested and before I am convinced her love will last. The only way to get my heart to slow down and chill is to ask how she feels. It actually doesn't really matter how she...
    rougheredges rougheredges
    26-30, M
    Mar 18, 2014

    I Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    I should warn you, Im really irritated by ignorant people right now,  and this will probably be preaching to the choir, but I gotta get it out.   I have OCD...and its not some cute funny habit from a Jack Nicholson movie, or because I want my remotes in...
    EscapingTheMind EscapingTheMind
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Aug 31, 2009

    1. Everything has to be

    even ( I even count my food) 2. everything needs to be colour co-ordinated 3. The radio has to be on an even number 4. i have to sanitize my hands after touching anthing with germs on it 5. Evrything has to be in a routine (I can't do it out of order) I have so many others
    KayhlaxMalik KayhlaxMalik
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015

    I have OCD, in some shape

    or form. Does anyone else? Dingo
    AnonymousDingo AnonymousDingo
    13-15, M
    Apr 24, 2015

    O.C.D. Much?

             I guess I should start from the beginning. I was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder as a child(in elementary school), along with A.D.D. , and A.D.H.D. I never really understood why I took medication. I never thought...
    jek6 jek6
    Apr 15, 2009

    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
    May 11, 2012

    I Just Need To Be Understood.

    I haven't been officially diagnosed with OCD but I show the symptoms of it. When I do things, such as have a drink, or lock the front door, I have to do it 5 times. If I do it more, I start again and count to 5, and if I try to do it less, I feel like I need to do it again until...
    amyyoung1 amyyoung1
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2013

    I Don't Know

    I show the symptoms of OCD, but am afraid of being a fraud that takes myself too seriously. I don't remember being officially diagnosed, but my parents took my to a therapist when I was little, I think for anxiety, and later mentioned me having it. I don't know. When I was little...
    WrextonLisabeit WrextonLisabeit
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2012

    My OCD is severe, and I have been going to

    therapy for it since I was four. I was diagnosed with it and age four, and has made my life so much harder. If anyone would like to talk with me about it, I'm here.
    mojodubs mojodubs
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2016

    I have trouble distingushing whether

    or not my OCD is leading me to believe I am bisexual or not. The direction of my sexual orientation has been a theme in my head for most of my life, I am 39. I am married, so it's not like I can go kiss a guy and find out whether I'm bi or not. Most of my OCD is in the realm...
    travismumbles travismumbles
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2014

    OCD- Living My Life As a Prisoner of My Own Mind.

    Most people have seen the hit TV show "Monk" which airs each Friday night on USA Network.  It's about an obsessive compulsive detective (Adrian Monk) and the cases that he solves.  Actually, the show is quite funny, but in reality, OCD is not...
    AnxietyPrincess AnxietyPrincess
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 26, 2009

    I Have OCD And SAD(Social Anxiety Disorder).

    I'm fourteen and I found out that eleven percent of people with OCD have SAD. First of all, I feel like i'm living in a dream sometimes which is a symptom of OCD.I feel like I need to take very long showers and constantly clean my hands hand sanitizer or baby wipes or just wash...
    HolidaySpice HolidaySpice
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2013

    I wash my hands constantly

    and use scalding hot water.
    miishka miishka
    36-40, F
    Feb 7, 2014

    My Life With Ocd

    I have just recently been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.  I am a 22 year old married female who feels that she is too young and has worked too hard in her short life to have to deal with two severe mental illnesses.  I can understand how...
    perseveringangel perseveringangel
    22-25, F
    Feb 18, 2012

    Help From People Who Have Ocd

    My boyfriend of 4 years has OCD and he tells me his worries drive him crazy. He does act wacko sometimes like the time he impulsively asked me to marry him and two giddy exciting days later he said he could't do it. I love him just the way he is, but I want more...I wanted us to...
    hootchie hootchie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2012

    I have OCD. I have been prescribed 60 mg of

    Prozac to help daily. It has helped but I still do some of my urges. One of my worst things is I bite the skin at the tips of my fingers off until my fingertips are tender and raw. I can't stop. I get extremely anxious if things get out of place around my house. I have done a...
    Stebre Stebre
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    ;;i Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    For me ocd started young about 7 i would wash my hands excessively so i would not die, i would check doors so no one could get in iwould check the stove for the burners to be off i would ask the same questions over and over in a different way never grasping the answer , it got...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 29, 2011

    My Ocd

    I am quite OCD. I am very particular with symatry. Things need to be symetrical. Everything in my bedroom has a place, I can't stand clutter. I don't mind if the rest of my parents house is a mess but as long as my personal space is neat & tidy like I like it, I am...
    Aleighsha Aleighsha
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2010

    Spouses/romantic Partners

    Looking for spouses/romantic partners to participate in this study on relationships. To complete a study for relatives of those with OCD go to: http://psychology.case.edu/research/fear_lab/participate.html
    amyp100 amyp100
    31-35, F
    Oct 30, 2012

    Someone very dear to me has OCD

    where everything has to be justified by even numbers. EVERYTHING! Any tips on how I can make life easier for them? I don't want to "fix" or change them just understand and prevent things that would make them uneasy. Thanks!
    Jerrylife Jerrylife
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2015

    Pure Obsessional Ocd

    I have been battling with pure o now since i was 13 years old it started sinse a traumatic event happend to me.When i would look at people or be in an everyday conversation thoughts,images an urges would come into my mind they are so horrific. I am starting therapy soon...
    morgarna morgarna
    18-21, F
    19 Responses Oct 10, 2009

    I haven't been medically diagnosed.

    . I just diagnosed myself.. I have 2 OCD traits, 1 being that everything has to be clean and tidy and in its place where it belongs and if it's not I get very distressed.. Another is and I hate this one so much.. I have to be in control, the minute I loose control I start to...
    Victoriaa95 Victoriaa95
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2015

    I absolutely can't ******* stand odd numbers.

    But anything with a 5 is okay. But for some reason the number that comes after 5 (I can't even write it cause it makes me so uncomfortable and anxious) Why do I hate this number so much even though it's an even number?
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2014

    I have the kind of obsessive compulsive disorder

    that is often, but not always hidden. The kind that keeps me in bed thinking for ages instead of getting up in the morning, the kind that wakes me up at night, and that causes me to be still when I should be getting things done. Every problem explodes in my mind, dragging out...
    carolina99 carolina99
    26-30, F
    Apr 22, 2015

    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 have to vent about my frustrations here.

    .. because no one ever takes me seriously. Not even my therapist. Who diagnosed me with OCD. Firstly, I was not diagnosed with OCD until recently. Because my father and two of his sisters, who were the main hands in raising me, also have severe OCD. They were all diagnosed with...
    bijeuse bijeuse
    18-21, F
    Mar 26, 2016

    Are They Really All Me?

    In order to understand that the things going on in my head should not all be taken seriously, I have to separate them. To remember that not all of my emotions are perceived properly, I have to detach them. As a way of convincing myself that every flash should not be materialized...
    NecroticTuna NecroticTuna
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 2013

    I have OCD, and NO I am not joking about it like

    so many misunderstanding people carelessly do! I really do have a diagnosed "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" (https://iocdf.org/about-ocd/) I first began to exhibit the symptoms when I was 8 years old, and from then on throughout my child and teenage years, I have had extreme...
    AnneGirl24 AnneGirl24
    26-30, F
    Jan 16, 2016

    I hate odd numbers but

    for some reason I don't hate 5's. This also means I hate my birthday because it is on the 19th.
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2014
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