.Are YOU..... O.C.D...What are your SX ( symtoms) And How Do You Work Thru Them

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/12/2008 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
smilewinkgrin ...Good Friday Morning to all
 
I was wondering if you would care to share your OCD traits and what if anything you may do to try
and work at them / thru them............
 
....I will start........lol
 
...Have to check if doors are locked 5 to 7 times and I know I have just locked them but .. turn ..
 
. . Cannot have a dirty dish / utensil in either of my sinks ......Have tried I swear really tried but I am still working thru it with CBT
I DONT want to wake to dishes nono
 
....I make the bed as soon as FEET hit the floor and yep has to be Nursing way
 All beds have to be made like that ...... devil
 
...Only 3 ppl live in 3 floor house BUT I have to have it spotless ( never really gets dirty)...Only in my head yeah
 
....Do not like Company JUST coming w/o notice ......anxiety kicks in full force
 
....Every nic nac ( and I have two of every one) has to be balanced...and I mean balanced same with the candles ( all have to be the same number and Vanilla
Pictures on wall have to all be balanced out
Like I mean in the same kind of sequence.......
Even my cupboards have to have food in perfect order lol turn
......NOW can you see why I am Spinny Lynny
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There is a few lol I have more but honestly I have gotten rid of so many doing CBT online
 It really has worked wonders for me yeah
 
There is hope
 
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 12/12/2008 8:08:29 AM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 12/12/2008 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I think the one thing I can definetly agree with you on is I do not like unexpected visitors. I prefer people call before coming over. And I am very OCD about always knowing where a bathroom is.
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   Posted 12/12/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   

OCD, good thread choice my Big Sis. I have looked hard at the definition of OCD and I guess I don't have OCD.  All my sx are anxiety related due to GAD.

Cognitive behavior therapy has been shown to be the most effective form of therapy for OCD in both children and adults. Cognitive behavior therapy involves retraining your thought patterns and routines so that compulsive behaviors are no longer necessary. One approach in particular is called exposure and response prevention. This therapy involves gradually exposing you to a feared object or obsession, such as dirt, and teaching you healthy ways to deal with it. Learning the techniques and new thought patterns takes effort and practice, but it's worth it. Most people with obsessive-compulsive disorder show improvement of signs and symptoms with cognitive behavior therapy. Reference: Mayo Clinic

I empathize with you that have this anxiety.

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/12/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks my lil sis ..I get this from Mom and GMA.......Cait same way to extent.........
Yes I had many more OCD trits but the CBT has helped out alot.

Naners
I too am OCD about bathrooms and believe me Cait and I are both OCD about the potty we sit or rather NOT sit on
WE put shoes on potty ( a way they wont fall in) and then toilet paper all over the potty

Gross are some of those places

I will go in a field if the need arises
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 12/12/2008 9:31:03 PM (GMT-7)


Mazfire
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   Posted 12/12/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   

even though i know ive locked the back door, i will get up out of bed 5 times to check it. even though i KNOW ive switched the oven off, i get up and check it.

i CANNOT go to bed unless i have laid out my clothes for the next day. it can take me up to 2hrs to decide what to wear- (funnily i always end up in jeans and a rocking good t-shirt.) i get physically anxious if my clothes arent sorted for the next day and i really do get wound up about it. i have called in sick to work because i couldnt cope with finding something to wear.

i hoard stuff. i say the same prayer every single night because if i dont, something bad will happen. i compulsively pull my hair out- its a condition known as Trichotilomania. its more under control now, you would never know that i used to have bald patches where i had torn out handfuls of hair.

 when i was younger i used to get up minimum 5 times a nigt to check that my parents were breathing. this lasted for years. but the hair pulling is by far the worst symptom of my OCD.

 when i go to bed at night, i start to worry that my bladder may be full (even though i dont feel the need to go) so i get up and pee at least 3 times after ive settled in for the night, so i dont have to get up during the night.

even though my room is a disaster zone, i am an artist, (art & english teacher) and i need symmetry. i cannot handle things being crooked, out of line etc. it agitates me.

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Post Edited (Mazfire) : 12/24/2008 4:55:43 AM (GMT-7)


YaGirlC
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   Posted 12/12/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm new here, but I thought I'd go ahead and post my symptoms.

Anything and everything has the potential to be 'jinxed.' I don't have any germ phobias, but OCD still affects me quite severely.

If I take medication, it will kill me. It doesn't matter what the medication is for; it will most definitely kill, ESPECIALLY when people tell me it won't. EX: If someone tells me that it will make me feel better, even if it would, they have already 'jinxed' it and it will have the opposite affect on me (i.e., kill me or make me very ill).

Really, my 'number' rituals are quite random. I don't necessarily lock the doors 'x amount' of times, or re-check the stove or any of the other 'classic' symptoms/rituals. Typically (if there is anything 'typical' about me), my rituals happen at random. EX: (this is one that happens more regularly than the others) would be that while I am either driving or a passenger in a car, if I do not count every other median line (those lane lines in the middle of the road), then I am 'jinxing' something bad to happen. It could be that my kids' would be taken away from me, or my S/O would leave me, or me dying. My child's school bus was coming around the corner this afternoon. I immediately had a racing thought that if I had looked at the school bus in any way before it pulled up at the house, something terrible would happen to me (i.e., I would die of a heart attack). So I had to close my eyes until the bus came to my house.

Another example (especially of the randomness): My child's school bus was coming around the corner this afternoon. I immediately had a racing thought that if I had looked at the school bus in any way before it pulled up at the house, something terrible would happen to me (i.e., I would die of a heart attack). So I had to close my eyes until the bus came to my house.
 
I seem to have a 'thing' for either the number 2 or 22.  If I do check or count things, it HAS to be either 2 or 22 times.  If I touch the doorknob, and have a racing thought, I HAVE to touch it 2 times, or something will go horribly wrong.


These thoughts are pervading and all-encompassing. They come multiple times a day. I'm not sure if it enables my anxiety, or if it's my anxiety the fuels the O.C.D. :shrug: I suppose it's a moot point!
 
ETA: OMG! I do the same prayer ritual!  I hadn't even realized that that could've been part of my O.C.D.  If I don't say it, my kids' or I will die and will not go to Heaven. 

Post Edited (YaGirlC) : 12/12/2008 2:31:33 PM (GMT-7)


YaGirlC
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   Posted 12/12/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I just thought of another one:

If I don't wash my hands every time before exiting the bathroom (for whatever reason, i.e. cleaning the baby's bottle, or bathing the kids, etc.) even though through most of the 'stuff' that I do in there, my hands were ALREADY in soap and water (as with bathing the kids, etc.), especially right before bedtime, then someone will come in the night and harm us. LOL! How ridiculous is that! That one happens every night, so it is not as random as the others (i.e, the bus situation earlier).
 
It's not really a fear of germs/contamination that prompts me to wash; just the fear of something awful happening because I didn't 'obey' my thoughts. rolleyes I feel like a prisoner in my OWN mind.


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paniccu
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   Posted 12/12/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think I have OCD exactly, but I do obsess about things often. If I want to buy a pair of brown boots for instance, I will spend hours looking online at store websites and I'll look through magazines to try to get an idea of what I want. I will make time in my schedule to go to the mall. Suddenly that's all I can think about. I am on a quest and I MUST have these boots. I think it's more of an escape from reality, procrastination tactic to be honest. My DH definitely has OCD tendencies and I've had to become more aware of things so that he can feel calm. He gets very anxious if everything isn't in it's proper place. I couldn't even think about leaving dishes in the sink for when he gets home or leaving clothes on the floor. It is very difficult to live with someone like that at times and my anxiety is often triggered by the fact that he's coming home from work soon and the place is a mess. I literally run around the house checking and tidying up every room sometimes. I do not personally live this way. I leave messes everywhere and I have to force myself to try to clean as I go. I'd love advice from people that are that way on how to deal with it.

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   Posted 12/12/2008 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Lyn,

I'm like you when it comes to having balance to all things from nick nacks to pictures on the wall.  If one thing on my mantle isn't exactly the same distance from the center than the other side, it drives me insane.  I obsess about surfaces being germ free as well.  I must have cleaned the keyboard on my desk a dozen times this morning and the phone just as much (even though I was the only one who used them).  I have to clean my hands thoroughly before touching my purse and stuff before heading home from work so as not to take any germs from the work place home with me.  My home is my germ free zone.  Routine - I have to do my morning routine the same way each day or it just throws my whole day off.


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   Posted 12/12/2008 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
..WOW Dianne and Sam.........
We are so alike lol
I got my hair cut the razor style and so the bangs were on one side
I had to change it back as I never felt right and I even felt off balance turn
 
NOW if thats not OCD dont know what is lol
 
I am a total PINE SOL addict and Bleach
I always have to have bottles of it in house same as Vanilla Candles........
Same amount exactly .........
Morning routine is the exact same as well
Right down to wetting or washing hair as soon as I am getting pain meds to have a help with me .........and with the bed
IT is like I said made as soon as feet hit the floor ..........
If there is a dish in in sink it throws my whole day off .........
 
Howie n Cait know better though lol nono
 
WE all have many different types of Varying degrees of OCD
But I do have to say the CBT is helping me ..........
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   Posted 12/13/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I do have OCD but have stopped a lot of the things i used to do after i had cognative therapy. Some i still do are as follows:-

1. I phone the bank automated service 8 times a day sometimes more.

2. Even though i have checked a door is looked i will go back and check it.

3. If i see stuff lying on a table i have to arrange it neatly all in the top right hand corner.

4. I wont drink out off a glass unless i wash it out 4 times even though it was clean.

5. I have to check my alarm exactly 10 times to make sure its set properly before i goto bed.

6 I have to check all house goods are switched off before i can goto bed, if i goto bed before every one else i have to wait up until they all gone to bed and then i will get up and go and check every thing is switched off properly.

Just some examples, my therapist says these are things i have developed over the years to try and control my anxiety as once i have done these things my anxiety reduces i have stopped doing a lot off the other things but find it hard to stop the above as i suppose it has become a bit of a habit which is hard to stop but all this habit is doing is keeping me in the cycle of anxiety which i live in, and i need to break the cycle. I have some CBT coming up and this is something i will be working on.

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   Posted 12/13/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Great Discussion.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder most commonly characterized by intrusive, repetitive thoughts resulting in compulsive behaviors and mental acts that the person feels driven to perform, according to rules that must be applied rigidly, aimed at preventing some imagined dreaded event. In severe cases, it affects a person's ability to function in every day activities. The disorder is often debilitating to the sufferer's quality of life. Also, the psychological self-awareness of the irrationality of the disorder can be painful. For people with severe OCD, it may take several hours a day to carry out the compulsive acts.

The typical OCD sufferer performs tasks (or compulsions) to seek relief from obsession-related anxiety. To others, these tasks may appear odd and unnecessary. But for the sufferer, such tasks can feel critically important, and must be performed in particular ways to ward off dire consequences and to stop the stress from building up. Examples of these tasks are repeatedly checking that one's parked car has been locked before leaving it, turning lights on and off a set number of times before exiting a room, repeatedly washing hands at regular intervals throughout the day, touching objects a certain amount of times before leaving a room, or walking in a certain routine way.
 
From what I have read here each of you with OCD knows yourself well and CBT therapy has helped you the best.
 
I hope others reading will try the CBT.
 
sincerely
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   Posted 12/13/2008 10:57 PM (GMT -7)   

i will share a couple of mine. my ocd always seems to be evolving. when i was a kid it was alot about numbers, it still does but not like it used to be. in my note book at school it was full of numbers. i would have to make lines.each line would represent "1" and i would do that up to 86 (the age i thought it be good to die at,morbid i know) that number still plays a role in my life today.

some of my recent ones include:

rite before i watch a dvd i have to get up and look at the back of the cover and see how long the movie is.

if i see a number on anything and its not in the range of a good life span i have to search for a number that is, for example 86

if iam working on a car or something that has a nut and bolt i will have to take the bolt in and out a couple of times or i feel something bad will happen.the "something bad will happen" is a big driving force in my ocd.not so much for myself but for my family members.

if i come up the stairs and see sa family picture out of the corner of my eye i have to walk back down and walk back up with out looking at them or i fear something bad will happen to them.

 

i have more but i want to talk about one that really gets to me, its not even an ocd ritual,its the side effect of trying to fight them, the thoughts. i call them the "war" its like a war in my head when i try to fight the ocd thoughts, i try to block them out ,try not to do them. i feel like iam gonna explode with rage sometimes or just crumble into a mass of emotional crap.i know the thoughts are irrational so i try not to do them and when i do that's when the war in my head starts,. its like a no win situation.

 

 

ooops ,sorry i was just gonna share a little..... shocked


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   Posted 12/16/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Posted Today 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   by YaGirlC

"Warpy/Scary" Thoughts and O.C.D.

Are they one and the same?  I've never really seen a distinction between the two, so I am just wondering if 'warpy/scary' thoughts are a symptom of O.C.D., or is just a different issue altogether?

 
I have been told that I have 'O.C.D. tendancies' by my therapist, and he has mentioned medication as a possible route for action (if I could ever get over my medication fears, of course), but I have never been diagnosed by a doctor, per se, with O.C.D.
 
Both of my sisters have, and were treated, with O.C.D. and Trichotillomania (sp?).  So there is a definite, remarkable family history.  However, I was looking up the 'classic' symptoms of O.C.D., and I don't really fit much of them, anymore, if ever.
 
I mostly suffer from the 'warpy/scary' thoughts.  I do have some number rituals that I practice, but it happens quite randomly.  Some days it will be more pronounced than others.  I don't have any 'cleaning' compulsions, that is, unless I just got done cleaning, then I do tend to be a bit obsessive with it.  But the cleaning phases don't last very long, lol.  Maybe a few weeks at a time or something.  I just get tired of cleaning up every 2 seconds from the kids! Then I give up and when the toys are to the point of basically covering the floor, then I'll start the cleaning phase again, until I grow weary of spending hours going behind the kids every last move (when I am in the 'cleaning' phase, I don't let take out more than 1 or 2 toys at a time; it drives me nuts!).
 
I am kinda like that with the dishes as well.  When I am in the cleaning phase, I cannot stand seeing one dish in the sink.  But then I get frustrated after a few weeks, and just give up until there is a sink-full of dishes.
 
I don't have any contamination issues.  I don't have much compulsions in regards to checking locks, ovens, etc.
 
I do have very obsessive thoughts about dying and going to Hell.  'Repentance' of some kind is always on my mind.  It is a daily thought that runs through my mind ("what if I die and am not good enough?").
 
Just wondering if 'warpy/scary' thoughts is a symptom of O.C.D., or can be a totally separate issue or what?
 
The warpy/scary thoughts DO make me follow through compulsions, but since the compulsions are based on the thoughts, they are random in nature (random not to be confused with frequency, just the nature of the compulsion).


Cece, 24
 
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oldsoul84
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   Posted 12/25/2008 2:11 AM (GMT -7)   
did someone say they can do CBT online, ive been searching everywhere for a cbt here in Brisbane, Aus and cannot find any thats close by. They say all psychologists do it, but id prefer someone who specialised in it.

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   Posted 12/25/2008 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Emz,

There's a site called MoodGym that some people on here use. It's been mentioned in quite a few threads. I'll bet if you typed MoodGym into the search box in the forum, a post would come up that actually has the link in it. It may also be listed in the "sticky" thread about resources that's right at the top of every A/P page.

CBT has helped me a lot.

percycat

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   Posted 12/25/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome
 
 
Online Free CBT.    idea
 

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   Posted 12/26/2008 12:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I've got a form of OCD. I have health anxiety, so I basically worry about my health constantly. Think everything I have is worst case senario, you name it I've "thought" I've had it. Problem is I really do have health problems, so it's hard for me to figure out what is real and something to be concerned about. Or what is my anxiety.

The OCD part comes in with me having to check things constantly, and it's an overwhelming urge. Any bump or something that I'm worried about I must check it constantly. If it's something I can't see, I must read about it online. I can do that for hours.

I've actually been like that since I was a child. I was probably one of the only 10 year olds asking to see a doctor for heart problems, when I just had to burp! It's been REALLY bad the last few months, and I've sunk in to quite the depression from it. I just started taking Lexapro the other day, plus I have an anti-anxiety pill to help until it kicks in. I hope I can get some relief!
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   Posted 12/26/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

Bringing  to the top some of the threads that the members asked for in Lyn's Questionaire.  idea

Happy Holidays.

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   Posted 12/31/2008 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lil sis

I had to bring them back up to top lol...........love...........Big sis

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   Posted 1/17/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
To the top for members with OCD...................This is where we would like to comeup with ideas to help each other overcome their OCD.

Go for it everyone.

Thank you all
 

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   Posted 1/17/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was gone I was in th deepest darkest hole I have ever been in
'I never want to go back
Bad things entered my mind
I know many think I am strong and yes I am but with ALL that has happened in 2 yrs with deaths surgury and with cait I just literally blew a gasket
I was sitting or laying in fetal position
Was not a wife not amother
Cait and Howie were so scared they came in and tld the doc what I was like
My house I did not give a darn about
If it was not up to MY standards so be it

BUT thanks to the love and support of Lil sis I have come around and the stinking thinking is GONE

I am a strong person once again I have now learnt not to let all build up
and if the house gets a bit messy it can be cleaned right
CBNT has also helped me as have all of you with support and caring

Love
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   Posted 3/2/2009 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Bringing to the top for new member.......with approved research .............LYN
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Fibro & Other DD

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/15/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I have ALL my stuff ready for bed on a tray
this includes water med containers in a can
and ginger ale as well as my snack in case I get hungry....lol
This is done no later than 7 pm at night
I take a hot milk and trazdone with it and am out for the count
withing 30 minutes
I am usually up at 5 am to watch Law n Order'But lately sleeping in a bit more

Stil have to have house clean even before I GO to bed
So tell me how does it get dirty or mesy in my sleep
DUH...................

ROFLMBO
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

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                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
              CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........Co Moderator   @ Crohns                    
                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN


Green Grove
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   Posted 3/15/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
You are too funny :) I also have to have things clean before I go to bed, or I am not able to relax when I wake up because of the disaster. . . We don't use much of anything, but our house gets dirty too at night. . . Hmmmmm. . . I wonder if we are being visited by the same mischievous elves, lol :)
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