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I did a search and didnt find anything on it. I am not too sure if it goes here, but its not really a "health" issue in my opinion so...Does anyone have it, or know someone who has it? I have it, i never really knew what it was a I had, but i kind of self diagnosed myself with it, because its hard to miss that i have it.Ill just give a list of things I do that obviously point the direction to having OCD.1. I have to smell a glass, and rinse it out before i use it. Then i cannot put my lips on the cup, so i have to tuck my lips under my teeth, then drink it, because subconsiously i think its poisoned on the outside.2. If a candle, picture, or anything like that is crooked i HAVE to fix it. If a there is something on a table, like a candle or something, and i touch it, i HAVE to touch all the other things like it on the table. I have to touch poles if i am walking, and yes i do go back if i miss one.3. If i find trash, like a candy wrapper and i remember the moment i had it.. i cannot throw it away, no matter how much room it takes up. If something has been in one place for a long time I can't move it, someone else has to..i feel like it BELONGS there and i must NOT move it.4. If I start up a music box, i have to keep it going, or i have to leave it playing and leave the room, and make sure i cant hear it, so i never know when it stops. I feel something bad might happen if i let myself hear it stop. 5. Someone has to choose what food to buy, because i feel bad for the other foods because i didnt choose them. This is like that for other things that come in more then one...sometimes i even try making the person with me buy something of the same, so it doesnt feel left out. 6. If i sneeze and no one says bless you, i freak out and i have to say bless you to myself. Because i feel like something will happen if no one says it. 7. This isnt the case anymore, thankfully. But i used to not be able to wear anything to bed BUT this one pair of pajama pants, and a shirt. I wouldnt sleep if i couldnt find them, i actually did stay up a few times looking for them! I just would NOT wear anything else. 8. I used to not be able to swim in a pool, i could barely get near one. I would just get this awful feeling like something bad would happen if i got in, so i just didnt get in for years. 9. I used to, and kind of still hate going to the snow, like taking a trip to the snow, especially on saturdays..i felt like something bad would happen10. If i like an actor, i have to pull myself into another celebrity...i feel if i like them too much they will die...so i have to stop liking them in order to not lose them. (probably personally, my weirdest thing) 11. If i am writing something, and dont like how i wrote a word i will erase it till its perfect, or i will just throw away the paper and write it all again, even if like i wrote an 'I' a little slanted. 12. Sometimes i will be busy and for no reason i will think omg did i close my front door. I have cats and dogs, and they are little and so if i leave my door open they could run away and possibly be eatten by coyotes. So if i dont shut my door its a big deal. And itll ruin my day because i have to hurry and come home to make sure i shut my door. Those are the only ones i can really remember i am sure i do more. but those are the ones i actually am aware i do, i am sure i do more that i dont even realize...So does anyone else have it? I was in the car with my friends mom the other day and talk bout OCD came on the radio. My friends mom was being kind of a b.... about it saying its not real and people need to just get over their fears. But its really not that easy, the only thing i agreed with her on, was that it starts when you have no control in your life, so you start controlling little things. Which is probably true because a lot (some i have been doing since i really young) of the things i do i never did till my friend died, which is when i got really depressed, and thats when the pajama thing happened. (which really was my worst one, it was very inconvienant and i am so glad i finally pulled myself out of that one)....The radio basically said mostly girls have it, but i am a guy and i have it, so if there any other guys who have it?

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Does anyone have it, or know someone who has it? I have it, i never really knew what it was a I had, but i kind of self diagnosed myself with it, because its hard to miss that i have it.

2. If a candle, picture, or anything like that is crooked i HAVE to fix it. If a there is something on a table, like a candle or something, and i touch it, i HAVE to touch all the other things like it on the table. I have to touch poles if i am walking, and yes i do go back if i miss one.

I do that too, i cant stand it to me crooked. We have a clock in our kitchen its never stright and i always feel weird when i look at it.
I always have to do something two times or a even amount of time like on the microwave I have to stop it on a even number and if I dont i turn it back on then once its on another even number i stop it.

I to have a few more but I forgot them.

I told my mom about it but she says nothing is wrong with me.

I am a male too

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Have you tryed wikipedia.org or any similar site.

I have found this definition:

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric disorder, specifically, an anxiety disorder. OCD is manifested in a variety of forms, but is most commonly characterized by a subject's obsessive drive to perform a particular task or set of tasks, compulsions commonly termed rituals.

If you want the whole story you can find it here (not that I read it, but I think's it's what you wanted):


I hope this was (or will be, should I say) helpful!

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Hmm, what you're saying sounds a lot like my old self. I can relate to just about every item on your list. I don't know...but I don't have it anymore. I guess I just found something to do, and after a while, I stopped thinking about all those stuff.

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I did something that i didnt think i would ever do. Normally the things i do don't bother other people (meaning they dont need to do anything, because of what i do) well...the other day I went to get a drink, and my ex was in the kitchen and I was like can you hand me a cup, and he's like i will just get it for you. So, without thinking i told him, can you smell it? And he just gave me a weird look, and then i realized he wasnt going to do it, and so i was like please? can you just do that...so he did, and i was like okay now rinse it? And he did, than he poured me a drink..And i felt bad, but i had never done that before, and i couldnt handle him not smelling and rinsing. If i had not seen him get me the drink, i probably wouldnt care, but i watched him.And i realized that i count a lot, maybe i just subcontiously like to count, and i dont notice it, but sometimes i will stop because i realize that i have been counting for like 5 minutes.

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I possess some symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. You mentioned that you must rewrite things that don't look nice. I do the same thing, and will constantly throw papers away. That's why most of my schoolwork is typed. I must organize everything or I go crazy. This is especially true where I work. After school I work in a coffee shop, and we have about 25 syrups for flavoring. I alphabetize these almost every time I go in. Another thing that is perfectly organized is my computer. All of my files have a folder, and if I have a file that doesn't fit in one of these, I make a new folder for it.Also, everything I do must be equal or somehow geometric in form. I'm not sure of any better way to explain this. This also helps with efficiency, which is another thing that I go crazy over. I constantly get angry with others when they are not being efficient.Oh, and I'm a male, to answer your question. My symptoms certainly aren't as bad as your own, but they are somewhat annoying.

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It also bothers me when things are crooked. In my room and the rest of my house, everything is a mess. But if I'm somewhere else, I like it when things are clean and if I know the person sometimes I'll help clean. I hate muck on stuff too.... Even if it's white out or something. I can't help it, I just like it neat and pretty. I still don't understand why I don't mind a mess in my own house, though. I think it might be because I am soooo used to that very mess.

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I have OCD, the compulsive cleaning kind. The organizing kind, and the kind that makes me want everything to be "perfect."


It's a pain in the but, because I will be in the middle of something, and I will get distracted by something else, like the urge to 'straighten a picture, BEFORE I will allow myself to make my coffee, or something of the sort.


OCD and ADD/ADHD (ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER/ ATTENTION DEFICIT- HYPERACTIVE DISORDER) are very much alike because the mess with your ability to remain focused on JUST ONE TASK.


You should see me, my husband thinks I'm hillarious, but I find it to be very serious. So because of this disorder, I feel like SCRAT the squirrel from the Ice Age Movie, I'm just like that when I'm shopping. I can't just buy ONE of anything, I have to buy in multiples of 3:) Why? OCD is why.


And the hand washing, although I don't require a new bar of soap each time I wash my hands, I do wash my hands too frequently. Yet another thing I get distracted by when in the middle of something.


Because of OCD I have a hard time getting anything done on schedule. All it takes is one trip to the washroom, or a need for a coffee refill, and I am off doing a billion other things, that are NOT on my list of things to do. and by the end of the day sometimes I've completed my tasks, and sometimes I haven't but either way I am exhausted:)


My father sent me an ADD/ADHD related email that totally applies for anyone who happens to have OCD, so I will post it here, it's very funny and true...


A. A. A. D. D.

OK hands up for those of you have these kinda days cause I have at least 6 a week, and the 7th day..................LOL ("")


Recently, I was diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it develops:


I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide my car needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.


So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox, when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only 1 check left.

My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.


As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote.


Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.


I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.


At the end of the day:

the car isn't washed,

the bills aren't paid,

there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter,

the flowers don't have enough water,

there is still only 1 check in my check book,

I can't find the remote,

I can't find my glasses,

and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,

I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired.


I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.


Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember to whom it has been sent.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming.......!






Sound Familiar?

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