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I Have Ocd

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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 2 days ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have never posted a story on this site

    but I might as well share the only one I got. When I was younger I had really bad OCD... I was around 6 or 7, most of those years were a blur - like how it is for mostly everyone. I just remember the routines, the patterns, the washing of hands. Back then I didn't realize how...
    lovelylife0 lovelylife0 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 4 Responses Jun 30

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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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    ffhgu ffhgu 13-15, M Jul 11

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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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    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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    Wondering17 Wondering17 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    I've been really good about controlling my OCD

    these past few weeks, but today. . today I relapsed. I only pulled a few eyebrows, but its enough to make me hate myself. The funny thing is the very thing that set it off was the mere fact that I couldn't fix something between a person who is dear to me and I.. over something...
    SnowVixen SnowVixen 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 23 hrs ago

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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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