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HeWhoTravelsTheWorld November 15th, 2014 04:02 PM

I think I may have mild OCD
 
so yeah.
i think i may have mild OCD. i am always redoing simple things until they are just right.

for example:

when i wash my hands, i always redo it until i think they are just right.
when i do things like adjusting the volume of something, i always turn the knob down one then up one until the "click" feels right.
i am always cleaning the floor until its just right.
when i adjust my keyboard backlight, i keeping pressing the up or down buttons (even tho the keys are maxed out or off) until i get the click that "feels right".
its the same with a lot of simple things, i must keep doing until its "right"

its kinda pissing me off but i just can't help it. i get super frustrated and/or angry when its not right. i also get frustrated and/or angry at the fact that i keep doing this all the time. forcing myself to stop usually doesn't work either.

anybody else like this or any thoughts on how i can help/stop it?

thanks

Periphery November 15th, 2014 04:06 PM

Re: I think I may have mild OCD
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by trollFace7 (Post 2985813)
so yeah.
i think i may have mild OCD. i am always redoing simple things until they are just right.

when i wash my hands, i always redo it until i think they are just right.
when i do things like adjusting the volume of something, i always turn the knob down one then up one until the "click" feels right.
i am always cleaning the floor until its just right.
when i adjust my keyboard backlight, i keeping pressing the up or down buttons (even tho the keys are maxed out or off) until i get the click that "feels right".
its the same with a lot of simple things, i must keep doing until its "right"

its kinda pissing me off but i just can't help it. i get super frustrated and/or angry when its not right. i also get frustrated and/or angry at the fact that i keep doing this all the time. forcing myself to stop usually doesn't work either.

anybody else like this or any thoughts on how i can help/stop it?

thanks

Well, I'm glad I found someone who feels exactly like me, for me it can get a bit worse, up to the point I piss off others quite allot. Don't really have any advice here, I just know the feels.

Indio November 16th, 2014 02:35 AM

Re: I think I may have mild OCD
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by trollFace7 (Post 2985813)
so yeah.
i think i may have mild OCD. i am always redoing simple things until they are just right.

when i wash my hands, i always redo it until i think they are just right.
when i do things like adjusting the volume of something, i always turn the knob down one then up one until the "click" feels right.
i am always cleaning the floor until its just right.
when i adjust my keyboard backlight, i keeping pressing the up or down buttons (even tho the keys are maxed out or off) until i get the click that "feels right".
its the same with a lot of simple things, i must keep doing until its "right"

its kinda pissing me and other people off but i just can't help it. i get super frustrated and/or angry when its not right. i also get frustrated and/or angry at the fact that i keep doing this all the time. forcing myself to stop usually doesn't work either.

anybody else like this or any thoughts on how i can help/stop it?

thanks

Are you a perfectionist or something like that?

HeWhoTravelsTheWorld November 16th, 2014 09:47 AM

Re: I think I may have mild OCD
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Indio (Post 2986535)
Are you a perfectionist or something like that?

I don't think i am.

Dying Ember November 18th, 2014 10:35 AM

Re: I think I may have mild OCD
 
I do these kind of things, I just think its because I'm a perfectionist though. Sorry that I don't have any advice...

Miserabilia November 18th, 2014 04:32 PM

Re: I think I may have mild OCD
 
I had the EXACT same thing, well, not "had" , I "have".
It gives me problems to some extent,
like my hands tearing open due to compulsize washing, etc.

I've learned that my compulsions are directly related to how anxious and stressed I am.
I used to think I had mild OCD but I've come to terms with it as just being a result of anxiety.

I can't speak for your case, because obviously I'm no expert. It could be anything, it could literaly be a phase, or a result of stress, it could even be an atypical reaction to a bacterial infection, anything's posisble.
What's more important is how it effects you and how you choose to deal with it.

Esoteric November 25th, 2014 12:25 PM

Re: I think I may have mild OCD
 
I have some things that I do but I'm not sure if its ocd

If the drapes in a room have a little gap I cant do anything till they are straight

Everything in the food cupboards have to be perfectly straight, if I know someone has put something away I have to make sure they are I straight and not at angles

I cant wear certain color's on certain days of the week

When I fill a glass with water it has to be exactly 3/4 full, it can take a while before I am happy with the level of the water

I've other things but they don't seem to cause me a huge amount of trouble, just wanted you to know you are not the only one that does things others might say is weird

healthcare247 December 30th, 2014 05:51 AM

Re: I think I may have mild OCD
 
Well you must visit physiatrist and get medicine on getting angry or frustrated. Also there are some physiotherapy which will give you mental stability and sort of satisfaction for any job you do. Also you must concentrate on proper nutritional diet to give you body's required nutrients.

Thunderstorm December 30th, 2014 01:22 PM

Re: I think I may have mild OCD
 
I don't think much advice can be given. If you do have OCD, which yes, you may have a mild case, you should just let it be. The thing is you have a routine which if altered may result in even more anxiety and stress. Therefore, seek the help of a trained professional such as your doctor, or possibly psychologist.


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