I have had a problem w/ OCD since forever, just like FMS. Gotta love that Type A personality. I have to ck to make sure my keys are in my bag before I leave the house, sometimes several times before I leave the house. Then ck to make sure I really, really locked the front door. I must ck again to be sure I locked the car and my keys are back in my bag before I close the car door. It almost isn't worth going someplace after all that nonsense. I have never lost my keys (knock on wood) like many other family members that I won't mention - Ok, I will lol! DH, DS, DD, to name a few. So I guess that is one saving grace.
I also have to have vacuuming and dusting done MY way, it annoys my children no end. The towels will be folded and placed in cabinet the way I want them. My clothes that go in closet all have to face one way. I fold my underwear in a certain way and it is in my drawers in a certain way.
Yrs back I came down w/ pneumonia, out of work 6 wks. I thought I would go crazy, it reached its peak when I found myself spelling the word over and over - p-n-e-u-m-o-n-i-a. I couldn't stop. I still will repeat things to myself on occassion. I will hear a song and before I go to sleep I will hear it play in my head, go to sleep, wake up a couple of hrs later and the song is playing in my head before I even open my eyes. It is like an endless 8-track, for those of you who know what I'm talking about.
Iwill count the # of motorcycles that pass me on the road, after they pass, my DH will always ask, 'How many?' Sadly, I can give him an exact count.
I write everthing down on my calendar, appts, when I sent out a particular paper, when I placed a LD call, weird!
My DM and my first DS have the same fixation about the locked doors, house or car.
I'm sure there are other things in that vein, but I can't remember right now, that should keep me up tonight to make sure I can remember something I forgot.
My family kids me about this, but it is so stressful and annoying. I can feel the tension in my jaws from this sometimes.
God bless. Alice.