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I Have Ocd

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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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    It just a slight case of it.

    When I see something out of place I want to fix it. But it's not that strong of an urge. So typically in my mind I would be like "should I fix this, I could but should I?" That is unless it was something that I organized then it absolutely must stay the same. (That is unless the...
    DrakeoMagister DrakeoMagister 16-17, M 1 Response May 2

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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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    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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    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 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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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    Every time I have to check

    or double check or triple check something because of it, it feels like a little defeat.
    somethingx3 somethingx3 31-35, M 1 Response May 12

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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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    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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    Looking Back...

    I got diagnosed with depression and OCD when I was about 16. My family thought I was a bit mental, or fussy. But when I look back, I realise the signs were always there. As a small child, I would sometimes get sweets. If the sweets were different coloured (Jelly tots, sugar mice...
    AlreadyExiled AlreadyExiled 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I would like to connect with people

    that suffer from this often unrecognized or just not understood disorder. It hinders my further education due to my morning routine. My make up has to be perfect otherwise I will not leave the house. I time how long it takes me to lace my lashes with mascara, groom my eyebrows...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 27

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2014

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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 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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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 2 days ago

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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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    So it's not me with OCD it's my wife.

    And I gotta tell you, I'm kind of pissed at her right now. I normally give in to her preferences to keep her from panicking, but these preferences are becoming more inconvenient for me, while they of course aren't for her. But there is no reasoning that inconvenience trumps...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 6, 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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    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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    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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    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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    unofficially.. i'm currently obsessed with

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

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    So i have this very illogical reasoning of

    wanting things to be perfect and if not i go crazy as in before i could never lose weight. Because i felt that the weightloss had to permanent instead of having the basic logic that body is something you'll have to take care of time and again like how you eat or clean or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 10

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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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    I used to pull out my eyelashes

    when I was younger and click my teeth together everytime I saw a traffic light, because I 'had' to, you know
    Zolaura Zolaura 22-25, F Apr 28

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    Trichotillomania, a curse

    that has plagued me since I was 6 or 7. Instead of seeing the beauty in myself when I look in the mirror all I see is the bare spots where my lashes and eyebrows should be. It is a disgusting feeling. When I tried to get help not a lot of therapists know what it is. But to my...
    SnowVixen SnowVixen 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I hate it. It's annoying

    and it always nags at you and life would just be so much better if it disappeared -_-
    cottoncamarilla cottoncamarilla 13-15, F May 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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