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I Suffer From Ocd and Anxiety

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    Have you ever waned to go to sleep

    and wake up with a completely different mind? Wake up and you will no longer have any anxiety or OCD. That's all I'm thinking about when going to sleep tonight. One can dream...
    peacefulwarrior14 peacefulwarrior14 18-21, F Apr 6

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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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    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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    Child With Ocd

    My 9yr old son has been diagnosed with OCD and ADHD. He collects "trash", broken toys, plastic tags off the floor in the stores. He saves everything, says he wants to make something with it someday. Saves interesting shaped potato chips, gum that he has already chewed...
    gerrynchappster gerrynchappster 36-40 3 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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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 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    These control me. I have certain 'things' I

    have to do, like tensing the muscles in my hands so many times- having my bed all tight so nothing hangs over the end. I'm such a freak.
    Jennnaaa Jennnaaa 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 15

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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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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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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

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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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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    This Will Help You....

    OCD SEMINAR SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009 Would you like to learn from OCD experts the different options you have to manage your OCD? This seminar will discuss the different forms of OCD and the many ways one can go about treatment. Attend our free seminar for people suffering...
    MeganJones123 MeganJones123 22-25 1 Response Aug 26, 2009

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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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    Scared

    I have recently been diagnosed with anxiety and ocd. My family understands the anxiety but not the ocd. They think I am exaggerating what is going on in my head. This is a difficult time for me and I just need support from my family. 
    samstpeter samstpeter 18-21 5 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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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 1 Response Feb 27

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    How To Tell Someone You Have Ocd, Without Embarrassing Yourself

    When I was a child, before I’d ever heard of the term obsessive compulsive disorder, I didn’t know what to make of my thoughts, other than that they were embarrassing and had to be kept secret at all costs. Fortunately today, OCD is well recognized, so most people have heard...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Mar 10, 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 4 days ago

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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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    Research On Ocd And Relationships

    Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are conducting two online studies about the relationships of individuals with OCD or hoarding. Each study involves completing questionnaires online about relationships, emotions and OCD. You must be at least 18 to participate...
    amyp100 amyp100 31-35, F Aug 16, 2012

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    Ocd-uk Discussion Forum May Be A Fraud

    Due to the fact that the administrators at OCD-UK have been stingy and not allowed links to any other websites relating to OCD, I must remove myself from this forum. I can no longer support a forum that is clearly interested only in its own popularity and not in the needs of the...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Feb 23, 2012

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    OCD Forces Me To Confess And Constant Phone Calls

    Please can someone offer advice. I am 30 years old and have suffered from OCD since I can remember. I've touched things so that my family wouldn't die I've cleaned the house lve and over like a ritual I've locked the house for 3 hours per nite but now I feel the need to confess...
    Dannyjos Dannyjos 31-35, M Mar 20, 2013

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    Which Medications?

    I was diagnosed with OCD- or some variant of it- a couple months ago, and I was wondering which medications (if any) have worked best for you all?  I am currently on 20 mg of lexapro and 75 mg of clomipramine daily.  I think it's helped a bit, but it's only been about a...
    evy031 evy031 21-25 2 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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    Alcohol And Ocd

    I suffer from OCD usually only when I drink alcohol. I am always a nervous person and have social anxiety. When I drink alcohol sometimes it makes me a little more outgoing. The problem is I have black outs during a night of partying and wake up the next day with extreme guilt. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 4, 2013

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    Help Needed

    Hi all I posted earlier and was wondering if anyone can give me any hints and tips on how to try and stop my OCD rituals it's out of control at the. Moment and ideally can do with some advice. I need to get better for my children's sake
    Dannyjos Dannyjos 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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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 Mar 21

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    What are some songs that remind you of OCD

    or Anxiety? Some songs that describe how you feel? I need them for a project. Thanks☺️
    allykay27 allykay27 18-21, F Apr 23

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    OCD

    Hello, I'm new to EP. It sounds like a pretty cool/interesting place. I guess I will share a short summarized version of how I feel. Ever since I was a young child I have had a problem, a problem where things have to feel even (touch one arm and then the other) and I mess with...
    lagomorpha lagomorpha 22-25 3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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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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    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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    Going Nuts

    Life is really getting more and more complicated.  Sometimes I can't breathe.  I just keep looking to God for calmness.  I was totally anxious for 6 hours straight.  Deep breathing helps.  I need to think more before writing more. thanks
    girligirl girligirl 46-50, F 3 Responses May 24, 2007

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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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    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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    Little Ocd Annoyances...

    I've had OCD and anxiety disorders my entire life. I can remember having symptoms when I was really little. I was diagnosed in seventh grade, and have been on medication since, which works pretty darn well. Of course, there are always those little OCD annoyances that pop up...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 15, 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 Have Recently Augmented My Medication With Abilify

    Hello all! Nothing has seemed to be helping, I have been on 60 MG Prozac, Other SSRIS and am currently on Zoloft. Recently my psychiatrist said I could give Abilify a try as an Augment to my 200MG Zoloft, and I decided to give it a try. I was REALLY nervous at first, but on...
    lagomorpha lagomorpha 22-25 Apr 2, 2013

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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

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    It is the hardest secret in my life.

    I'm successful and happily married. And I wake up everyday with mystical rituals and a secret shame.
    molllymetric molllymetric 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    How To Date Someone Who Has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    You may have a partner with obsessive compulsive disorder, or you might be considering starting a relationship, but hesitant because the object of your affections has obsessive compulsive disorder. It can certainly be challenging if a person’s symptoms threaten to interfere...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Feb 22, 2012

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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

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    I knew it was you, I could hear your jumping,

    tapping the walls, from the other room, your semetry obsesses me, I count the ways you turn on the light, when you enter the room, to reverse, just to go in again, Your thoughts are racing, caught in a loop, numbers and thoughts, caught in a rythem one two one two nothing...
    lagomorpha lagomorpha 22-25 Apr 10

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses May 21, 2008

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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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    Related Experiences

    After my first year at college, I came home with severe OCD. I'm constantly checking things (doors,lights,etc). Anytime I read a label I need to read the ENTIRE package or bottle...
    nicoleleanne9 nicoleleanne9 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hello I suffer anxiety and deppresion, had it ever since i was 8. It sucks, and I barely have any friends.. I am 19 male in U.S. I just joined to hopefully meet people on here...
    Lambertt Lambertt 18-21, M Jul 8

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    I didn't quite know why I couldn't dare get change from the teenager at the register, or ask a stranger for help in public until about two years ago. I did some research and found...
    thegreatsideshow thegreatsideshow 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    So I start classes again tomorrow and I can't help but panic over the fact I might not have a single person in any of my classes that I know. I'm freaking out right now and I'm...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Another Xanax to start my night off at work. I promise there will be a day that comes where I won't need this to keep me from panicking.
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I have reacurring dreams of being arrested for crimes i didn't commit. Maybe it's saying I'm a prisoner in my own mind i guess
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M Jul 9

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    Mild no. Rare. No. Unpredictable yessssssssssss Am very codependant. But picky. And hate hate HATE CROWDS. AND CRAMPED PLACES. BUT WHAT DO THEY BUILD. LMAO...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 11

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    Am I a somewhat alcoholic if I rely on a few of swigs of hard liquor (at least) to get through a social situation?
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm tired of being pushed around by my emotional disorders. I want to feel good about myself for once.
    Altierre Altierre 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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