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    The worst thing about having diagnosed OCD is

    the feeling like you're either crazy and all alone or you're crazy and all alone. Having thoughts and fears run through your head about hurting people, hurting children or seeing things incorrectly sucks... even when the deep down of you knows that you are a great person...
    77cm77 77cm77 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I feel so contaminated.

    I want to tear out my skin, scrub it clean and stitch it back on. I'm shaking and panicking and I can't handle the fact that I can't fix it. I can't disinfect my whole body. I can't be clean. I feel so overwhelmingly unsanitary and I can barely breathe. I need to fix it. But I...
    paintakesthepainaway paintakesthepainaway 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 2

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    This isn't an experience

    but a question to anybody that has OCD... I'm too scared to go to the doctors incase they don't believe me so if I tell you guys my story, maybe one of you lovely people can tell me if I should see someone! Basically the last couple years ive been getting these really...
    lauralooxx lauralooxx 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    Having OCD makes me very different from others.

    I've went to four different schools and still got picked on like I was the target. Now I'm homeschooled. But I still get bullied by my neighbors. Tbh having OCD isn't funny at all. I've actually tried committing suicide because it. Something stopped me from dying, i dont know...
    rachel96826 rachel96826 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2014

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    My OCD has a mind of its own,

    and I can't control it, when it wants something it takes it. I don't have a say in anything, my OCD has taken over everything, to the point where I can't even think straight anymore. I'll be working in school, and if it's not perfect I'll sit there the whole period making what...
    imsinkinkimg imsinkinkimg 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 31

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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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    Does anyone write words you hear in the air

    with your finger? I do it all the time and idk if it's ocd or something else
    butterfly519 butterfly519 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Does anyone else here associate everything in

    their lives with specific numbers? No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to stop myself! I will do things an excessive amount of times just because I don't "like" certain numbers - mostly because of what those numbers represent or once represented. I count everything I do. I...
    oqtimusqrime oqtimusqrime 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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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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    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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    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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    The fact that OCD isn't capitalized in this

    experience's title is driving me nuts!
    SomebodyAwesome94 SomebodyAwesome94 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2014

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    OCD and anxiety, I hate it.

    I constantly count things throughout my day in 10s. If I accidentally get further than 10 (on off days) I have to count up to 20, and so on. I have only met once person that truly understands what I'm going through. I'm embarrassed to even admit this due to being judged because...
    SpokenSilence SpokenSilence 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    First off, I for real have compulsions,

    I've had them my whole life. I'm not a person who is like "I like stuff neat and orderly or else it bothers me" or like "I want my clothes folded neatly and off the floor at all times" no. Just no My compulsions have ranged from breathing out my mouth and nose in a rhythmic...
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I have OCD, and I will tell you,

    it is a true ANXIETY DISORDER, not some joke to make when you get annoyed at something not going your way. People fail to realize how similar OCD can be to schizophrenia, and I'm not just talking about schiz OCD which is a common condition of which a person with OCD believes...
    bandgeekavery bandgeekavery 13-15, T Mar 29

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2014

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    Still washing lilke crazy.

    My hands are starting to hurt even more. Now you can clearly see the wounds from it and still I cant stop....
    vicki90 vicki90 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    The first time i remember doing something O.

    C.D was when i was about 6 or 7 and i still have this issue i would pkay with my nails 24/7 i felt like air was getting under them so i qould have to push it out but then there was no air! So i had to lift up my nail to let the air back in i was in grade 1 my counseler sudgested...
    Dakotaraexox Dakotaraexox 13-15, F Jan 7

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    OCD controls my life.

    It comes in waves, sometimes it's stronger then other times. Recently it has gotten bad. It takes me 30 mins to literally walk 30 feet to my room because I need to touch every corner and walk perfectly. Everything I touch with my left hand I have to touch with my right hand...
    DavidP4 DavidP4 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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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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    im always picking at my face

    and trying to get the... stuff out... i just want my face to be clean but all i do is turn myself into an ugly, bloody, disgusting mess
    gemmed gemmed 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    My ocd is the typical cleanliness

    and tidy thing everyone seems to have but I love it I love seeing a dirty messy room and that feeling of that I've done it ive made the air breathable and made the room hygiene friendly is a great feeling it's **** when nobody else has the desire to be clean and they surround...
    elizachloe06 elizachloe06 18-21, F Feb 13

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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 16-17, M Jan 1, 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 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 4 Responses Apr 21, 2014

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    Doing some online shopping

    and this t shirt is driving me crazy, but I can't look away.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Jan 7

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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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    it comes and goes. when i was 18 it was really

    bad. my ocd thing is washing my hands.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    It's so scary, I have

    so many thoughts at a time, like I have an irritating thought and I try to drown it down with another thought that comes at the same time.. If that makes sense!?
    Slubberdegullion Slubberdegullion 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    The thing with how my OCD works is

    that it essentially wants me to inform the entire planet of everything I have ever thought, said and done so that the rest of humanity can look at it and collectively judge whether or not I am a bad person.
    somethingx3 somethingx3 31-35, M Feb 7

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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 Feb 18

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    Not the serious case though.

    Mild one i guess. 1. I am a total clean freak, i want my stuffs to be neatly arranged. 2. I do always have a schedule. I have "to do list" and since i am really forgetful. 3. I always have my evening "beauty ritual" no matter how tiring my day is from work or school. 4...
    Ladyling Ladyling 22-25, F 1 Response May 16, 2014

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    vicki90 vicki90 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Having a mental illness from a early age isn't

    good but haven't the worst case of obsessive compulsive disorder your local CAMHS have ever seen is something els .......... Would love to talk to others with ocd and maybe help or just talk to other people battling with the dreaded disorder !
    billiam96 billiam96 18-21, M Feb 12

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    Body dysmorphic disorder,

    OCD, and eating disorder is a terrible chain of mental hell. Especially unmedicated because its just not an option. I'm just ridiculously obsessed with my body image and I worry and overthink it to the point where I just refuse to eat/vomit/selfharm/no sleep/refuse to be...
    bloodyborgiabastard bloodyborgiabastard 26-30, M Jan 25

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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 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    OCD Ocd Ocd Ocd Ocd...

    ...I had to write that 5 times to make it right. There's three letters in 'OCD', so 5 x 3 = 15. 15 = a good number. But 5 + 3 is 8... not a good number. Crap. That's going to bug the hell outta me. That, my friends, is just a typical thought in my brain from day to day. Every...
    AllySh0rty AllySh0rty 18-21, F 13 Responses Feb 16, 2008

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    So. My biggest problem is my germfobia (dont

    know if thats spelled right). And Im having a hard time now. Im washing my hands like crazy and I can start feeling the skin hurting because its drying out. But I dont know what to do or how to handle it. I feel scared of everything right now. Dont want to touch my own hair...
    vicki90 vicki90 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    mysteriousnite mysteriousnite 13-15, F Feb 1

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    Okay so I don't really know

    if this is OCD or not. I hope someone can help me. I'm sorry it's such a long post but please read it. I really need opinions. I have this major thing with evenness. It's not really symmetry. Like with my body, it must always be even. Every time I wake up at night I turn to my...
    Lemons2000 Lemons2000 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    Hello all. My fiancé is OCD.

    He doesn't go to a therapist but takes Zoloft so that helps. His OCD acts up when no one is around him.. Like tapping his leg and opening closing doors.. Stepping in his foot steps.. Has to get up and down a bunch of times before feeling right sitting in a chair. For about a...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I hate it. If I don't do something I think

    something bad is going to happen to me. It's horrible
    lucymichellexo lucymichellexo 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Welcome To My Hell

    Hey, I'm Sally, I'm 20 years old and this is my story (English is not my first language so you'll have to forgive me for my mistakes)When I was 8 years old I started to touch walls, for two reasons:The first is because I was horrified by the thought that my worst nightmares will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    I've been coping really well with my OCD

    recently, which is why I haven't been on here in ages, but habits are starting to present themselves to me recently. None of which are anything major compared to my old habits but they are extremely frustrating. Normally my boyfriend, of three years, is pretty good at knowing...
    Rach2104 Rach2104 16-17, F Jan 21

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    I have a bit of OCD because I have intrusive

    thoughts. I guess these kind of thoughts have a name that I've had all of my life. They're the kind of thoughts that I never want to have, but can't help having. I argue with myself about it, trying to push it away, but that only brings them back. They can make me feel horrible...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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