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I Have Ocd

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    I have never been diagnosed

    but i am certain that i suffer from severe ocd, When i was 11 i was often angry with people and whenever i thought bad about someone i had to repeat these phrases in my head or else something bad would happen, when i was 8 i would be annoyed if a fork was too close to a plate...
    karasummit karasummit 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 21, 2014

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    I was diagnosed when I was 10.

    I've lost most of my friends because of my OCD. I have made my hands bleed from compulsive hand washing. When somebody hugs me, I feel like I need to shower and hell knows that I of somebody just touches me, I want to kick them in the face. Sometimes I practically claw myself so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi, anyone with relationship ocd issue?

    does rocd makes you 'Don't know how you are feeling(about love)' the moment u are in a relationship? And when u got out of that relationship status, U almost immediately broke free from anxiety and ocd thoughts?
    chemist3 chemist3 22-25, F 1 Response May 31

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    I'm severely OCD. I have to always look at the

    clock. I feel like if I don't do something Im going to have bad luck. I have to have stuff on the edge of my blankets when I go to sleep and every bit of the blanket has to be covered up. When I make things it has to be PERFECT or I get frustrated. I have to write in my journal...
    lovelygirll2323 lovelygirll2323 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2014

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    Okay, so I have irritating symptoms of OCD.

    People really shouldn't joke around with the topic. I've had it for a while now, and I recently suspected my OCD problem and found out. It's usually 'just' the normal: obsessisions over organization, but in a bad way. In my closet, every shirt & piece of clothing hung, has to...
    PartTigerShadow PartTigerShadow 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    I was talking to a friend here about OCD

    and she reminded me of an embarrassing; but funny story that other people with OCD may be able to relate to. So I was working in this office and I was about to go on vacation. Anyone with ocd knows that this is a task because you have to go through the time consuming ritual of...
    worrywart42 worrywart42 41-45 Jun 3

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    It's just been getting worse this past week I

    might need to start medicating it
    ffhgu ffhgu 13-15, M Jul 16

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    A Strange Morning

    Today I woke up, and it was quiet. My head was empty. Anyone with OCD would be thrilled to have their heads clear, for even a second. But it scared me. I began to worry that I was faking and that I was faking and that I was just trying to get attention this whole time. I sat up...
    purplepiper7 purplepiper7 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    In order to open any Christmas present I must

    have them organized from.... * biggest-smallest * color of the wrapping paper * height And estimated weight When they are open I organize them from.... * necessities (toothbrush, hairbrush, deodorant) * extra (phone cases, gift cards, music) * electronics (anything that needs...
    sixpackbookworm sixpackbookworm 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    It bugs me that the title of this experience

    says 'Ocd' instead of 'OCD'.
    ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2014

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    I am at my wits end with my OCD.

    I don't even want to do anything or go anywhere 'cause I'm gonna have to deal with my constant symptoms: my worrying, my anxiety about small things going wrong, stepping, counting, and adjusting myself so I feel 'right'. its become automatic at this point but I still notice and...
    ocdfun123 ocdfun123 16-17 1 Response Jun 8

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    I can remember having obsessive thoughts

    since I was a little girl. I remember obsessing over death when I was younger. When I was young we went to a lot of funerals for some reason. I remember obsessing over it to where I would have dreams about it. I believe after that it moved on obsessing over people. Its been many...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F Apr 30, 2014

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    Today was a bit of a weird day.

    After about 3:00 pm I started doing my homework (as I always do on PD days, holidays and weekends) but I realized the table wasn't straight that my laptop was sitting on. I moved downstairs and sat the laptop on a different table but the fact that the one upstairs wasn't...
    snowunderthestars snowunderthestars 16-17, F 1 Response May 16, 2014

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    ffhgu ffhgu 13-15, M Jul 11

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    I hate having OCD. People throw

    that diagnosis around like it's a big, fat joke. "Oh, I like to organise, I have OCD!" "That needs to be straight, I'm sooooo OCD!" And the one I hate the most is "CDO because that's OCD in alphabetical order! LOLOLOLOL." It's not fun to have OCD. There are compulsions I have...
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x 22-25, F 3 Responses May 24, 2014

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    I just wanted to know what are some ways people

    cope with ocd? i had it since I was a kid .
    koolj89 koolj89 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 3

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    unofficially.. i'm currently obsessed with

    how adorable my cats are... O.o
    PastelLime PastelLime 31-35 Jun 24

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    So today I spent half an hour in shoppers drug

    mart fixing the nail polish section...just as I was about to leave I saw another thing out of place. It's so frustrating. It's not really the fact that I fixed it all and made it straight and stuff that bothered me the most...it's the intrusive thoughts that came across my mind...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Oct 18, 2014

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    So I'm not 100% sure I have OCD

    but as of recently I have noticed my need to re-check all locks in the house is getting worse especially when I am alone. It is often triggered by the thought of harm coming to myself or my mom (if she's home). I check other things as well over and over again until I'm sure it...
    bdagurl bdagurl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I was at this women clothes store with my aunt

    N they had this dis organize perfume stand ... I couldn't help but to fix it for them and the lady was like Lady : can you please not touch them Me: I have an OCD about this **** let me organize it for you. And she left
    Rydude Rydude 18-21, M Jan 1, 2014

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    a question for people with rocd how do you know

    if you love someone if you have rocd and coupled with anxiety attacks? Or its just impossible to love at all
    chemist3 chemist3 22-25, F 1 Response May 31

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    Ever since I was little.

    It's not so bad now, but still. I can't stand it when people say, "Everyone has a little OCD." Like no, everyone likes certain things to be a certain way, they're called preferences. OCD feels like I absolutely cannot continue to doing anything until this thing is facing that...
    LokixAvenger LokixAvenger 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    I wish people around me would realise

    that OCD isn't just my habits and compulsions.. It's an anxiety disorder, and with that comes many other things.. Constant worrying and getting worked up over small things.. I know to everyone else it seems stupid and pathetic as well as 'easy and simple' to stop, but its not...
    Rach2104 Rach2104 18-21, F 1 Response May 26, 2014

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    my skin feels absolutely disgusting

    and i cant shower bc the shower is dirty and broken i am in agony
    gemmed gemmed 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    OCD, OCD Tendencies, Something....

    I don't feel comfortable saying I have OCD, since I've never sought out formal diagnosis. However, I can say without a doubt that I've always had obsessive tendencies. So many habits, so little time to talk about them all! One thing I do that I've been doing since I was a kid is...
    Mikebissle Mikebissle 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 11, 2011

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    I hate it. When I was a kid it got to a point

    were it was a disability. It completely took over and I had no resistance.Literally every second of my life I had those thoughts and I had the compulsions at least 20 times a day.Now I'm a completely different person.
    hahahahahahano hahahahahahano 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    I yelled at my mother

    because she bit the corner of a sandwich before I had the chance to cut it in half. It was ruined. How can you make something perfect if its been ruined? I didn't know what to do after that. I went crazy inside with thoughts. I had to make her cut the sandwich.
    LalapaloozaChick LalapaloozaChick 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    OCD Is Driving Me Crazy

    Yes,i have a bit of ocd.When it comes to my house being clean,i can not stand things messy.Well my family ,they are a bunch of slobs!It drives me crazy,they make a mess all over.I clean for 4 hrs a day.This **** is getting so ******* old!
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    It's when your going through the endless loop

    that you fear the good times won't happen again. It's when things are going good you fear getting caught in the loop again. Ocd can be a debilitating illness to deal with. It feels like your mind is racing on an endless track. Your brain thinks up the most irrational things you...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    what are the ?bad thoughts?

    you get? is it dependent on the situation, or is it always the same? mines are situational with everything I do.
    LalapaloozaChick LalapaloozaChick 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    This is medically diagnosed not on my own O

    started to notice symptoms of it over the last week so I checked with my doctor I have moderate OCD
    ffhgu ffhgu 13-15, M Jul 11

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    Wondering17 Wondering17 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It'S Not Easy

    I'm a 17 year old girl in high school. I can't hide my tendencies. So at school, like anywhere else, they happen. It's not easy being different. It's not easy always having to answer questions concerning my strange actions- nit easy having to explaining myself. But I can't help...
    SheIsNotAFreak SheIsNotAFreak 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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    So I feel like I might have OCD,

    I'm a teenager and I haven't been diagnosed with it but I'm really sure I do. I do things over and over until I get it perfect, I have to have things in an exact order or I freak out and I don't know how to control it. I always imagine breaking things or creating a mess and it...
    willawd willawd 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I wouldn't usually post asking

    for help like this but I'm extremely bothered tonight. As you probably already know from the title, I have OCD. Well part of my OCD is that I sit around and scratch and pick at my head like, all day. My hair falls out, my head bleeds. It's pretty sick. Tonight, it just seems...
    brookledsome brookledsome 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Just to everyone with OCD.

    I have struggled since I was 6. Trust me. Worrying makes it worse. Nothing but negativity
    Ocdlol Ocdlol 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I hate to touch any thing with one part of my

    body that the other side didn't (the backs of my hands or my corresponding toes for example) with the exception of door handles and computers. I hate when I touch something cold with only one hand, I hate stepping on lines with one foot without stepping on it with the other, I...
    firnin firnin 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2014

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    I haven't been diagnosed with OCD

    but I know that I have OCD. I don't have ritualistic behavioral patterns but I do have ritualist thinking patterns. I think about the same thing over and over and over and over and over again because I believe that it's going to change something in reality. I know that this is...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F a week ago

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    yelsiissad yelsiissad 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    I hate when people who have no clue what real

    OCD is like, say they have OCD!!!!! Like, oh you gota wash your hands 5 times a day and can't drink after your dog? Well that must be horrible!! Lol!!! For real? You can just spend a couple weeks in my life and see how loosely you throw that word around again. I have had OCD...
    Kayloves060814 Kayloves060814 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2014

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    OCD sucks, I hate when people say "that makes

    me OCD" or "oh I have OCD when I see this" it's like no, you can't turn your OCD on or off, it's always there. My OCD was bad yesterday, so bad I didn't even trust myself to get out of bed, you don't want something like that. OCD isn't just pushing all the tables so that they're...
    imsinkinkimg imsinkinkimg 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    Something that might help someone.

    I am a mother with five children with OCD. I didn't know what they had till they were in their teens. It was almost too late for intervention then. I home schooled them and even though they got quality schooling they had very little social experience. Bad thing for someone...
    kindandterrified kindandterrified 16-17, M Jun 21

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    O.C.D.

    For as long as I can remember I have been counting things, checking, rechecking and locking and relocking things. i couldn't tell you when it started, I think it just kinda came on slowly. It's not quite as bad as it used to be but it still sucks. I can't even freakin wash my...
    Disordered Disordered 18-21, F 14 Responses Feb 27, 2007

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    I'm a teenage girl dealing with OCD.

    No one in my family understands, and I just need someone to talk to.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 20

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    I'll be on Twitter or something

    and see a pic that has like one little thing wrong but that little thing stands out and I just get so angry. like it bothers me that someone would post something like that just to bug out people that have OCD. it really gets to me.
    brookledsome brookledsome 16-17, F Jun 29

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    i have ocd and its so annoying lol.

    everytime i repeatily wash my hands and im germaphobic. and i also worry too much and have to do whatever my body tells me what to do.caise if i dont i have a feeling that something bad might happen. yeah it sucks. when i walk to the stairs i literally have to walk back up...
    Chris4323 Chris4323 13-15, M Jun 3

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