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Old 01-02-08, 06:55 AM   #1
 
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I think I *MAY* have OCD. The reason I say this is that I have certain things that I *do* that are really of no use...but I seem to still do them and can't make myself stop.

For example...when walking ANYWHERE, I count my steps and I can't stop myself from doing it. If I step on a crack I have to stand on another with both feet at the same time to get it 'even'.
I have to make sure light switches are flat and press them a certain number of times until I think they are flat enough for me to go away from it. Then sometimes I get an urge to go down and press it again 5 minutes later when I know it is flat enough but something is telling me that I need to do it and if I don't do it I get all ansy.
My mouse pad has to be straight and if I move it I will straighten it.
When I touch something pointy with my index finger I have to touch the same thing again with both index fingers at the same time [kind of like the footpath thing].
My pillow has to be 'even' and can't be on any kind of angle and make sure that it is perfectly straight before I can sleep. [ive done this since a toddler apparently].

There are a few other things but I don't want to make this post too long.

Does this seem like OCD or do I just seem like I am worrying too much? [ie; hypercondria!]
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Old 01-02-08, 10:14 AM   #2
 
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actually it does sound a little ocd, but that's ok, everyone has ocd to some degree. i check the doors at work 3 or 4 times, then i leave, and i get like 15mins away and i worry that maybe i forgot one, and i come back and check them again. i won't drink the last quarter cup of ANYTHING in the fridge, milk, pop, water. there are some days when i can stand walking on carpet, freaks me out. i have a friend who can't walk away from dirty dishes, he has to clean them. and when he does i have to go back through every one and check for spots.

everyone has something, it's only an issue if it interfere's with your enjoyment of life. if it does then you should look into why you feel the need to control so many little things, maybe you feel you've lost control elsewhere.
but if it's not interfering, then ignore it, it's perfectly normal
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actually it does sound a little ocd, but that's ok, everyone has ocd to some degree. i check the doors at work 3 or 4 times, then i leave, and i get like 15mins away and i worry that maybe i forgot one, and i come back and check them again. i won't drink the last quarter cup of ANYTHING in the fridge, milk, pop, water. there are some days when i can stand walking on carpet, freaks me out. i have a friend who can't walk away from dirty dishes, he has to clean them. and when he does i have to go back through every one and check for spots.

everyone has something, it's only an issue if it interfere's with your enjoyment of life. if it does then you should look into why you feel the need to control so many little things, maybe you feel you've lost control elsewhere.
but if it's not interfering, then ignore it, it's perfectly normal
Ok, thanks for the reply.
Some of the things don't interter but others do.

I don't think it would be interfering enough for a diagnosis to be made, though, which is good. Just sometimes is irritating.
Anyway as I said...thanks for the reply.
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