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November 16th, 2010, 06:02 PM
Would it be considered a symptom of OCD to constantly worry about bodily functions that you cannot control, and try to control them? (breathing, swallowing, heartbeat, blinking) I have been diagnosed with having panic attacks/anxiety by a psychologist, but since I do not see her anymore I feel the need to find the answer to this question. It happens to me where suddenly I'll remember this obsession with swallowing or breathing and it'll consume my thoughts to the point where I can't concentrate on anything but that, and I'll need to leave and go somewhere to calm down. Very very uncomfortable when it happens at school, and even worse when it happens at dance (where I am for several hours a day) because exercise has aggravated the problem lately.

I think overall it's a fear of not being in control, because after exercising when my heart rate is up and my breathing is faster, it's hard to convince myself that it'll all return to normal in a minute (after all, think of the symptoms of a panic attack, they're very similar to how you feel after getting a lot of exercise.)

Anyways, I googled "obsession with bodily functions" and many many of the results had "OCD" in their title. Thanks ahead of time for any answers. :)

November 16th, 2010, 06:21 PM
I've seen threads on this before...


Some of the answeres there may help you. It sounds like you have OCD although we can not diagnose you. You should go and see a specialist about this. Obviously you are not alone in suffering from this.

November 16th, 2010, 07:01 PM
It doesn't mean you have OCD, but yes, it's a symptom of OCD.

January 26th, 2011, 03:18 PM
i have that 2 and although i hav ocd my sychiotrist says its more to do with my anziety about change.... u may want 2 start seeing a theripist or syciatrist about this they do hav meds that help alot

January 26th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Please do not bump old threads :locked: