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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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I've over time tried my best to deny my OCD but I've realized it's part of me.Over the periods of time I would get in to little depression over it,I'd even get OCD on being OCD .I've realized though ,for me anyways,as the more I accepted the more it has seemed to calm down. I've learned to obsess on important things like fixing this earth and what not but I've just seen a decline in me being all sad and junk as soon as i accepted my OCD and got slowly over it.Of course you may not be the same,hope i helped.PS My OCD isn't really over clean or anything more of a compulsive and I'd obsess on a subject

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Old May 8th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #2
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I have OCD as well, and yeah, the more I tried to ignore it the "better" it got. Turns out, I was still engaging in my compulsive behavior (counting -more annoying than harmful-, hand-washing, and scab-picking), but justifying it subconsciously, and I didn't realize when it became unhealthy.
I would wash my hands so much that they became blistered and sore. Blisters turn to scabs. I'm a scab picker. I had to have my hands bandaged all the time until they healed. For me personally, it's easier for me to think about what I'm doing. I've learned to recognize a compulsive behavior, and when to wash, and when not to wash. That's not saying I'm perfectly okay now on any measure, I still mess up sometimes and get blisters from washing and sanitizing, but I'm doing much better.

As you said, it just depends on the person and their obsession or compulsion.
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Old May 12th, 2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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heey I also have OCD.
My OCD is more about germs, worrying about diseases and the people around me, and I tend to organize things a certain way, or tap things. I am fourteen right now but I was diagnosed with OCD when I was nine. I've been taking medication ever since but there will always be a part of my OCD that doesn't go away. Any advice? Or anyone want to talk? I like talking about OCD because its like there's someone I can actually connect to..
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Old May 16th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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Geez, you were diagnosed young. I was diagnosed a year ago, I had to have psych. eval when going to the hospital for multiple infections in my hands. I am supposed to be on medication, but I don't take it. I manage decently on my own. This past week has been awful though. The counting is beginning to get ridiculous. I am constantly counting everything and it has to all come to an even number. If it doesn't, I will force it to. The walk from my bus stop to my bathroom is (supposed to be) 235 normal steps. When I get off of the bus, I take a step backwards as my first step, then begin counting from two so that it equals 236.
I have been washing excessively too. My knuckles are dried out from sanitizing and I can't bend my fingers right without breaking the skin. It hurts like crazy

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Old May 16th, 2011, 09:31 PM   #5
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mine is rather mild to where i wasn't diagnosed with it,but I'm very obsessive ,and compulsive,but my paranoia keeps me from going to the doctor to get help about it

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Old May 17th, 2011, 05:59 PM   #6
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Ugh, I know THAT feeling. I had to go to the hospital the other night, and even though it was something very minor, I had this thought that they would find something seriously wrong, or that I would die in a crash on the way back. My paranoia keeps me inside constantly. I always feel like no matter what I am doing, something will happen.

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