It's a New Diagnosisbut I've had these symptoms for over 10 years. I never really thought about them, much less told anyone. The obsessive thoughts, especially, half seemed like something everybody did but nobody talked about, and half a personality flaw that I should be ashamed of and "just get over." It seems pretty weird that I internalized it for so long -- I've been so convinced that I could make the thoughts and compulsions go away if I just tried hard enough. Finally told a doctor and I'm waiting to start meds.
I've told a few people already. It's really cathartic, being able to share it, especially shaking that sense that there's something wrong with me. I mean, i guess there is something wrong with me, but not in the way that I thought.