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I Suffer From Ocd and Anxiety

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 397 People

    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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    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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    I have super bad anxiety

    and OCD I'm really anxious scared I'm possessed and going to kill people. Which is making me more anxious. Help
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Oct 10, 2014

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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Sep 30, 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'm extremely anxious

    and I don't know why..... Help
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Aug 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Oct 10, 2014

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

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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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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 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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    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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    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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    Never Enough

    Opposed to contrary belief from my family, I do suffer from the cleaning side of OCD, too. They don't know because my room is a mess. Confused? I'll explain. When I start to clean, I can't stop. I'll be straightening something, it's never perfect. I'll be dusting something, it's...
    Storiesforme Storiesforme 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2013

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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9, 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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    Today was horrible. my family has been in town

    visiting and im sharing a room with one of them. I walked into my room after a long day of work, and it was a mess! Everything was out of place and there was trash, candy wrappers, and dirty dishes everywhere! I about lost it, I started to have a panic attack. It was awful. I...
    crunchatizamecaptin crunchatizamecaptin 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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    The left side of my head hurts.

    I think I know why but I'm so scared I'm going to die. My anxiety is kicking my but right now any help?
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Jan 14

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

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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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    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 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    MeganJones123 MeganJones123 22-25 1 Response Aug 26, 2009

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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 suffer from obsessive thoughts

    and images and anxiety. My partner of four years broke up with me and I am completely lost and broken. I am unable to move on because I love him so much, I believed we were soul mates and were forever but he lied. I am unable to work and I am struggling to leave the house. Has...
    Rachelfrecklesmarie Rachelfrecklesmarie 26-30, F Nov 19, 2014

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    JUST FOUND A BUG IN MY BED.

    OMG IT BIT ME IM FREAKKNNG OUT PLEASE HELP
    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Oct 25, 2014

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

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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'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 Oct 4, 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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    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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    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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    sydneycaroline sydneycaroline 18-21, F Sep 27, 2014

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    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M Sep 16, 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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    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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    Childless

    My husband suffers from OCD. He saves paper, he counts everything 10 times so that it is safe and secure. It takes him 5-10 minutes to close the car and leave the house. He can't make appointments on time. He has is anxious and always worrying and checking. He sees that these...
    Ometz Ometz 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 30, 2010

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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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    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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    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 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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    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