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Old 06-06-10, 10:45 PM   #1
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I don't know how many of you are in the states, or if you watch Vh1, which I usually don't, but they have a new show, "OCD Project," where they take people with OCD and try to give them therapy for it.

I wouldn't say, necessarily, that I have OCD, but I have a lot of weird ticks that the people on the show do. Particularly with things like brushing teeth, like I brush my teeth for 10 to 15 minutes every day, and if I don't my whole day I will just feel disgusting. I cannot walk on cracks in the pavement, in my house I must walk on the carpet or rugs, like I just cannot walk on the tiles or hardwood. If I'm on tiles that have alternating colours I have to walk on one colour or the other. I just can't do it. Actually, I have a lot of things with colours, I can't even look at something if the colours aren't in rainbow order. It drives me mad, and then if a colour doesn't match a certain atmosphere I just cannot even stay in that room. I don't really know how to explain that one. I'm uncomfortable around things that aren't in either odd numbers, or preferably divisible by three, I like the number three, and it seems to show up all over the place. Think like the movie 23, except I'm not really looking for the number three, it just shows up.

I have a lot of other ticks, like I can't be in a room without a fan blowing, or at least something that sounds like a fan, if lockers are open I my school I have to close them, all doors in my house are either closed or open.

But everyone has a fear that causes these actions, but I just feel extremely uncomfortable, to the point whereas it can cause me to shut down or have a genuine panic attack.

I don't know, but I think these may be warning signs of OCD... Any thoughts?
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I'm not a doctor, but it sounds like OCD to me. I was diagnosed with OCD about 18 years ago. The therapy worked very well on me. I also take medication. I would seek out a psychiatrist and get a diagnosis and the proper treatment. There is no need to suffer with this illness as it is very treatable.
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do the ticks really bother you? if they do maybe go to a doctor but if it doesnt peeve you too much i wouldnt worry about it. i had lots of the same things for most of my life like walking on cracks and colours, things always had to be even and junk like that. ive mostly grown out of it, i stopped remembering to think about it. if i remember it i start doing it again till its forgotten.
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I don't even think about it until I do it. Like if I walk on a crack and I can feel it, I have to compensate the other foot until they feel even.

A lot of my little ticks are about keeping everything even.

They do bother me, some more than others, but if I'm not about to go to the doctor for depression or whatever else may be ailing me then I won't go for OCD. Plus doctors are jackasses.
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Well, my psychiatrist saved my life. Sorry you have had bad experiences with them.
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i hated that feeling of walking on a crack. i managed to stop worrying about it by just not looking at the ground when i walked.. as much as possible. i used to only look straight down, so id be constantly thinking about where i was stepping. when i was looking up id feel where i was stepping but over time it stopped bothering me.

and yeah doctors are wankers, they'll keep throwing pills at you till you've lost your mind and they can lock you up in some big grey building.
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do the ticks really bother you? if they do maybe go to a doctor but if it doesnt peeve you too much i wouldnt worry about it. i had lots of the same things for most of my life like walking on cracks and colours, things always had to be even and junk like that. ive mostly grown out of it, i stopped remembering to think about it. if i remember it i start doing it again till its forgotten.
I LIKE THIS - i have had 3 courses of cbt for ocd -

i believe that the therapists did their best with me -(I AM ON SEROXAT HAVE BEEN FOR 10 years) but I AM reducing them.

Its nice to be reminded of the methods to cope with it - because at the time YOU FILL IN THE SHEETS YOU ARE GIVEN (which ive constantly told the therapists are hard to fill in because you never feel the same all the time) and think well thats done- but putting everything into practice as they say you do is quite like a nightmate.

SO i like to reminded to keep it simple - and to not dwell on it too much.

THANKS ALL...............
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