My OCD inquiries

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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 9/20/2007 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I was reading the post about OCD and that got me to wondering.  All my life, people joke about me being OCD.  I am extremely neat, and everything in my house has its place.  I notice if even the smallest thing is out of place, and I freak out.  When I was working in the nursing home, I made sure to keep all the residents rooms neat and tidy, and that certainly wasn't my job.  I did it anyway.  When I worked at the insurance company, and I sat at a desk all day, I kept cleaning my desk.  I made sure everything was in its place.  My boss kept telling me I had a problem.  John is constantly telling me I have OCD.  The thing he hates the most is the fact that in my closet, I keep all the hangers very neat, and a half inch apart from eachother.  When I take an item of clothing down, I put the empty hanger in the middle.  And, all our play clothes are on blue hangers, and all our work clothes are on white hangers.  John gets mad because if he forgets to put an empty hanger to the middle, Iwill get up and do it myself.  And, the blinds have to be a certain way, the bed has to be made a certain way, the shoes are lined up in a certain fashion.  Jay Jay's bedroom has order to it that Jay Jay has learned to keep.  I dont' have rituals and I don't do things a million times, but I am extremely particular about how things need to be.  And, when it comes to my handwriting, I am very neat, and will redo something if I dont' like how it looks.  John will sometimes do little things to mess with me, like leave a closet door open, or leave something on the counter, and see if I get up to deal with it, and I always do. 
 
I have been like this for as long as I can remember.  I have never talked to anyone about it.  Everyone has pretty much always made a joke about it.  My question is, should I talk to my PDOC about it, and is there something they can do to make it so I am not like this?  I don't like being like this, sometimes it makes me tired.  Is this something that could be seriously considered OCD?
 
I appriciate all the answers guys!!!
 
 
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P.S. I am going to watch my son ice skate today....I will be there, alone, for 2 hours.  I am going to take a Xanax with me incase I need it, but I am not taking it before I go.  I wanna see if I can get through it without the Xanax....ya know?  I will let you all know how I do!
 
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Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/20/2007 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Tammy

I am the same way everything has to balance and all nic nacs have to be a certain way
EVERYTHING and everyroom is spotless

I am doing CBT to try to get rid of some other very strong OCD traits I have..........

Is the CBT working for you hun

LYN
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   Posted 9/20/2007 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
BTW...I have had my brothers turn 17 of my nic nacs around I came into room and I KNEW that it was all wrong was fixed in no time lol
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   Posted 9/20/2007 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Big sis
To funny.............we once moved all the pictures on the walls at a friends house that was a perfectionist.
 
Tammy keep on with the CBT, don't try to cure everything at once.  Your doing good with the anxiety.
 
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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 9/20/2007 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   

I couldn't help but read this. I think it might have been my post about OCD you read. Anyways, I can't believe it but what you described in that paragraph is ME!! I do everything you said. My closet is organized into sections. T-shirts, which are broke down into the type(school spirit, clubs, Florida, college football teams, polos, etc.) everything. My shoes are lined up in a certain way. My hangers are exactly 1/2 an inch apart. If not I put them that way. I do everything a certain way. I line things up accordingly. I don't like for other people to do stuff for me because I like everything a certain way. My friends make fun of me because when I eat like chips and dip, I keep the dip in a nice little circle. I can't just dip my chip, I have to keep it neat. My food can't touch. My writing is very very neat. If I mess up I write it again. I usually write something and then go over it. So I do things twice usually. eyes

My room is very neat. I organize things a lot. I label things too. I love Clorox wipes! I am very clean as well. I clean everything. I like things to be even. I don't like odd mubers of things because then it is off balance. I am very picky. I also have this thing about time. I always have to know what time it is. I can't function without my watch. I freak out when I don't know what time it is. Everyone around me jokes about how picky I am. They say I am a perfectionist. I agree. And I don't mind.

However, I do wonder if it is classified as OCD. That would show my teacher! tongue However, that is not my point, to show my teacher, it's just a plus. I have always thought I were a little. Not bad though because I don't do things a certain number of times or anything like that. I am just very neat, clean, balanced, and organized. When I explain to her my a/p, depression, and all I am going to tell her I am. Maybe she will stop joking about it. I don't mind her joking about it. I think it is funny too, but she took it to far with the 'OC lamb likes lysol.' That was totally geared toward me. That was to much. But, I don't mind joking about it. I have a sense of humor. I just also have depressive issues and it affects me a lot when she goes to far.

Wow. So sorry this is incredibly long. Just wanted to explain I guess. But, I am going through the same thing so, we will get our lives back someday, hopefully! Keep us posted on what happens! Take care! :-)


TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 9/20/2007 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone for your thoughts!

Tennis, you and I are one in the same when it comes to this issue! Your post made me think of my own issues, and that is what got me thinking. I guess when I go to my PDOC I will just mention it.

I am doing great with the anxiety, indeed, and that makes my confidence about getting better skyrocket.

I also wanted to mention this. My Dad has panic attacks and high anxiety, and I learned tonight that my aunt, his sister, she also has the same exact problems as us! Runs in the family much...he he he.

Well, thanks all for the support. You are all wonderful!!!!


(((((HUGS)))))
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


pacots
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   Posted 9/20/2007 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been dealing with depression for 10yrs.& anxiety for about 4yrs, I also have social phobia I have a problem with cleaning it seems that if I do not clean everyday it is dirty & everything has to be in its place also sometimes I clean things over a couple of times a day, I am thinking this might be a form of ocd from anxiety any info?
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