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I Suffer From Ocd and Anxiety

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    Have you ever felt as

    if it was the end of the world to lose something? I do that with certain objects in my life. I got a free pedometer from my work's EAP and now I've misplaced it and am obsessing over it. I'm trying to figure out where I had it last. The problem with me is I will obsess over it...
    kayasciona kayasciona 31-35, F Feb 27, 2014

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    My anxiety has got a lot worse lately,

    I now constantly avoid going shopping or getting on buses because I hate the dead of apical interactions of doing something socially wrong in today's society. I used to get bullied a lot for saying the 'wrong' things and speaking with a different accent to the people at school...
    existJenna existJenna 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2014

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    Oh God

    I am suffering from ocd & anxiety since when i was 13 old , now i am 30 old . Its really big problem but solution is only in our hand . Its not so eassy but other hand its not so difficult . Yes when same thouts repeat ,you not give them responce ,pls not sport them ,leave...
    zigma zigma 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2007

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    My anxiety is really bad,

    I'm terrified of being possessed. I know I'm not. Going to be but I'm just scared of losing control
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Nov 15, 2014

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    Five Quick Tips To Tell If You Are Suffering From Ocd

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions), that produce a sense of dread or alarm. Persons then engage in repetitive behaviors (compulsions) in an attempt to rid themselves of the obsessive...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Aug 24, 2012

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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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    I am a medical student

    and also have suffered with OCD since I was 13. Everyday is a fight between being anxious about if I had missed something that could harm a patient and being efficient so I can provide my patient with the best care. Today I am anxious about the advice I gave a patient even...
    hope9023 hope9023 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 13, 2014

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    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    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

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    My obsessions are back I don't want to hurt

    other people I just want to go to sleep. Sleepwalking, Xanax helps. But I don't want to go back and rely on it all the time. Like that ten days I had to take two pills daily, just to calm the nerves. Some body stop me, please stop me. Dammit I don't want to go back to pills.
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    Fellow Ocd Sufferer

    Hi. I suffer from OCD. It drives me crazy sometimes, but I try to make the best of it. I was diagnosed about 25 years ago. I was so scared because I couldn't figure out what it was. Once I went to a counselor and he fell asleep while I was telling him about it. None of the meds...
    greyhoundx2 greyhoundx2 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 11, 2009

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    I cannot get calm....

    I feel jittery and I'm scared I'm going to die. Can any one help
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I'm so panicky right now.

    I'm at lunch and I'm scared there is something in my food
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Oct 5, 2014

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    Apparently my Depression

    and anxiety stem from OCD now, my therapists newest diagnosis. Drinking hard liquor to celebrate my ****** up mind lol
    skittymic skittymic 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Most people don't see

    that I have Ocd, they just see what I do as a little habit. They don't see how I tap that thing exactly seven times, or how I can't let go of something until I tap it enough that it sounds right to my ears, or how when I'm typing, I try my best not to make mistakes because I...
    ChocolateCoveredKFC ChocolateCoveredKFC 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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    I haven't been on here in a while.

    My anxiety is really really bad right now. Any help?
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    I am so terrified that I'm going to die in my

    sleep someone please help me
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2014

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    OCD Stigmas

    I suffer OCD, Tourette's, anxiety, & depression. People don't understand my OCD, so it doesn't make sense to them. What seems irrational or strange to most people is also associated with being crazy. If you're labeled as crazy, they call that psychotic (psychosis...
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 3 Responses May 21, 2008

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    I'm having a serious intrusive thought

    that there was poison or something in my shampoo and conditioner and I'm going to die hellllp
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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    i keep getting "stuck" physically,

    moving from room to room. A suffocating energy is taking over my body and mind. My chest is clinching up and i cant breathe. Im stuck in the past now with no direction forward.
    jaywabz jaywabz 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Upcoming Trip

    Thinking about an upcoming trip should be relaxing and comforting, right? Yes. Is it? No, no, no, no, no. At least, not when it is four hours in a car with your cute-but-obnoxious six year old brother and a dad who thinks the world revolves around him. Especially when you have...
    Storiesforme Storiesforme 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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    Freaky Stuff!

    So anyone who knows me on here knows that I tend to have mood swings, well this is way worse... not sure if it's worse, just kind of freaky. I was shopping yesterday and I had this weird obsession with colours (for the past week it's either been numbers, colours or meanings). I...
    Skye90 Skye90 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2014

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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2014

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    i have an incurable OCD

    that my psychologist and psychiatrist say will last forever i am on the highest dose of drugs you can take legally (zoloft) and i have gone threw more **** then most and am tired of hearing people who think they have OCD just cause they like to keep organized and have things...
    Simple666 Simple666 13-15, F Jul 24, 2014

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    Recovered

    from job anxiety. i don't know the exact name for it, but i know it's some form of anxiety. it started from uneasiness about my previous job (nasty employer, run-down industrial building, skill-oriented & time-consuming work in which i was no expert in), and then an...
    kucinta kucinta 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2008

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    Hoarding Vs Clutter Phobia, Which One Is Really Ocd?

    Why is the media so fixated on OCD being about hoarding, when hoarding is the opposite of everything that OCD stands for? People with OCD tend to be organized, neat freaks and clean. Hoarders on the other hand are disorganized, messy and a general health and safety hazard. They...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Sep 30, 2014

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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Oct 4, 2014

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    I'm babysitting and I'm sooooo anxious.

    I feel like I'm depersonalized like when I look in the mirror I don't see myself. Anyone help? I have to be here for like 5 more hours
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Sep 13, 2014

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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Oct 19, 2014

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    I am able to convince myself I've done things I

    haven't done...and feel a terrible guilt. I also convince myself whenever someone says something it's against me...as though the entire world is out to get me. I can't stop...and this burden is becoming very heavy. Does anyone have any tips, if you've had a similar issue?
    spacedoutfish spacedoutfish 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2014

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    Tired of the Ignorance

    I've had OCD all my life. People sometimes comments, 'well then, you should be used to it by now', and it's almost as if they think I do this just for show. They don't understand how it affects me, how I know what I'm doing is irrational, all the logic tells me I shouldn't have...
    melanthe melanthe 18-21 2 Responses May 22, 2008

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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Oct 10, 2014

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    Seven Years

    Tread on lightly to the door Skin can't touch the floor Grab a tissue, or your shirt Avoid the handle's dirt Walk down the hallway to the kitchen Need something to eat Can't touch the cupboards Can't touch the faucet Can't touch the microwave Or use the silverware or...
    effervescence effervescence 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    I've been sick and on antibiotics,

    also OCD meds and klonopin I am having really bad anxiety I'm scared to go to sleep, I don't want to die!!!! Help
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2014

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    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M Sep 16, 2014

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    I'm scared I took a bunch of my pills

    even tho I know I didn't
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    OCD is when: Numbers remind you of the worst

    moments of your life. You can't walk into that room because you have a bad feeling. You can't hurt that stuffed animal because it has feelings, too. It is when: You stay up worrying to no end for no reason. You give up easily because you feel worthless anyway. You obsess...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    Really anxious and driving to church by myself

    any advice to have a good time.
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2014

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    I think people underestamate how bad it can get.

    I always straighten the papers on my choir teachers piano each day, and one of the days the kids decide to start undoing what I just straightened, and then they think its funny that i start having a attack and they throw them all over on the ground. I had to leave the room...
    missminimae missminimae 16-17, F Apr 12

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    Most of it is because of p0rnography,

    if you have OCD don't watch those garbage please! Save yourselves!
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2014

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    I Want To Break Free!

    I suffer greatly with OCD and Anxiety.  My apartment is spotless and symmetrical.  If anything is out of place I will feel completely overwhelmed until it is corrected.  Anytime I have to use a gps in my car I am straightening it out for like 10 or 15 minutes until I fell...
    R8tedRsuperstaR R8tedRsuperstaR 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2011

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    I hate how I'm feeling like now.

    The feeling blank and bored. It looks like the whole world is starting to become darker and darker. I just want to die. I feel like I can't stand this anymore. I made people around me feel bad and uncomfortable. I don't want to live anymore, who cares?
    SADstruggler SADstruggler 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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