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I Think I Might Have Ocd

Honestly, I'm not sure if I am obsessive-compulsive because I feel as though they're minor things I do, also because I've never been officially diagnosed with it.

Well, for starters, when in my house and walking in the hallway towards my room, I always have to touch a certain part of the wall with my right hand. Inside my room are tell tale signs of the ocd. Everything has to be in the right place, categorized in the correct way. I have to have my clothes in my closet organized by color. Socks have to be in its own drawer. Colored pencils have to be grouped together, and crayons grouped together, then pencils, pens, markers, scissors, etc. I would freak if i knew one pen or something was missing. I'd have to search for it until I found it, it wouldn't matter how long it took.

I've also noticed I am obsessive with how I eat. Whenever I eat a sandwich with a side plate of potato chips I always have to eat the smallest pieces first then medium, then big. I'm also like this with sliced fruit. Potato chip bags or boxes of snacks and I guess boxes in general, have to be opened right side up. As a kid I remember feeling uneasy when they were opened wrong. I remember my mom always did that and it bothered me like hell. I also eat ice cream drumsticks in a very specific way.

I can't even remember exactly when I first did these things. I just noticed recently because I guess I've been doing them more and more and other people in my family pointed them out to me. At first I thought I was just being organized, but my family says I probably have OCD because I get anxious when these things aren't being done my specific way. I don't know what to believe.
xoxodoll xoxodoll 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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I think you probably have OCD, but don't concern yourself too much over it. As long as you're still fully functional, you don't need to go to a doctor or get mess or anything, so just keep yourself happy. If it gets out of hand, that's when you should seek help. Good luck! :)

Meds* Sorry about that I know people on EP don't usually correct grammar but I have to when it is my own grammar in the wrong!

Could you be a perfectionist ?

I know how you feel! But sometimes I feel like OCD is almost like a gift. I'd rather go crazy over having an unorganized closet & spend 2 hours organizing it, than be like a "free spirit" type person who just lives like a hoarder in a house full of unorganized, messy junk. But I totally get that uneasy feeling sometimes too :/