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Old 01-02-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: huh?
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I was just speaking with another poster about this so I thought I would ask others to share any obsessions or compulsions or any other symptoms of possible ocd. I believe that a lot of people can have ocd tendencies and not have a full blown life interferring case of it.

As for myself, I tend to have an obsession with hair on the bathroom floor and I have also suffered before from "sentences" in my head that WILL NOT go away. Let's just say that these "sentences" are not positive ones.

I also know someone who feels the need to rearrange objects so that they are square.

I also know someone who absolutely HAS to touch certain things as she walks past them.

Anyone else? We may all feel better if we get it off our chests.
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: makin' bacon
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My nicknacks, pictures frames,candles, etc. must be arranged symmetrically.
I always eat the green M&M's first.
My dog has squirrel OCD, she MUST run after EVERY one of them she sees even if it means running around the house to different windows to get a better look.
I arrange the items in my fridge by height... not kidding!
I need help!!
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Back in MADISON Wi thank God!
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all the clothes in my closet are color coordinated.And when you put clothes away in drawers,[or towels in a closet] you must rotate the clean ones to the bottom!
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: PALM BEACH, FL.
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My nicknacks, pictures frames,candles, etc. must be arranged symmetrically.
I always eat the green M&M's first.
My dog has squirrel OCD, she MUST run after EVERY one of them she sees even if it means running around the house to different windows to get a better look.
I arrange the items in my fridge by height... not kidding!
I need help!!
I hope you are not serious..................... your fine.

I only eat green MMs and I'm OK. At least that what my imaginary friend tells me.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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You control your thoughts. Your thoughts do not control you.

OCD is a way to deal with anxiety.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: makin' bacon
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Oh, I forgot about my closet. Items aren't arranged by color, but all my tank tops are first, short sleeve shirts next, then long sleeves, then sweaters, then jeans.
I always eat the green M&M's first. Just double checking that I said that already.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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Toliet tissue and paper towels must roll off from the top. I can't or won't sit with my back to the door in a restaurant. My bath towels, wash cloths are folded so when you open my linen closet you see just the fold (not the ends of towels ... does that make sense?) Well it looks better that way to me at least.
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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So ... seeeriously ... I have to pay my bills the minute they arrive. I can't stand the thought that I haven't paid a bill.

I also, similarly, have to mail bills/letters immediately, even if it's a Saturday afternoon and they won't go out until Monday. I have to get them in the mailbox!

I just ... basically ... have to get things off of my "to do" list even if there is no point to my sequence. If I have things hanging over my head, even trivial things, like mailing off a "Netflix" it makes me crazy and I can't rest until it is ... done!

I also have memorized every episode of Monk. Go ahead, nico, ask me any line from any episode.
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:26 PM
 
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My nicknacks, pictures frames,candles, etc. must be arranged symmetrically.
I always eat the green M&M's first.
My dog has squirrel OCD, she MUST run after EVERY one of them she sees even if it means running around the house to different windows to get a better look.
I arrange the items in my fridge by height... not kidding!
I need help!!
tlb, I'm going to try to be gentle here. I think I know of a safe place where you can get some help. I'm sending some pipple to your house in the morning.
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: makin' bacon
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tlb, I'm going to try to be gentle here. I think I know of a safe place where you can get some help. I'm sending some pipple to your house in the morning.
OOOHH pipple, does it taste like green M&M's? I eat the green ones first, did I mention that yet??
I'm reading these posts and realizing I left alot, I mean a lot of things out!!
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