I was always doing things in 5's ...since I was about
his age ...........and yes to me it was my brain I thought telling me to do it and which in fact it is .........he is young enough that yoiu can get him to a Cognitive behaviour
al Therapist or a therapist that strictly works with OCD and have his brain re trained
It is hard to live like this take it from me and others that have OCD
I am so sorry and my heart does go out to your lil man.........
I have been doing CBT online for some time now and I am getting better...
I COULD NOT leave a dish in sink not even utensil ......washed floor before going to bed ....after getting up as soon as feel hit floor bed is made ( still have that one lol) .....and I would wash floor again do all my housework I THOUGHT had to be done when in fact it was clean BUT my head said it was not ..........
All my pics and nic nacs had to be Balanced ..........so on ..
My daughter started picking the habits and eventually she turned OCD with her room as well ......as her school books ect and her bathing and washing hands it is in 3's .........as is wiping things off ........SOME tips I use with her are to get her out and doing things and or we do crafts and such together.......
AS well I have now found she is getting better with being able to be away and does not do these things as much when away so I know we have to work on it together....she is going to try the CBT as well ............I do it and it works for me re trains the brain like I said and she is older so she will be able to do it
It is very possible your son may be able to as well
They say that OCD'ers are highly intellectual Children .....My Cait is an Honor student so I gotta think something has to be right in that ya know
I am sure others will post hun and give you some of their input to help you out here too
I see you suffer from many illnesses as do I ..NOT trying to put this on you so dont take this wrong PLEASE
MY doc said that my daughter may be doing some of the things she is as she is constantly worried about me and seeing me sick....I have CD ........PG and A/P as well as other things going on and she was always with me from a wee babe watching and helping me ya know ........
OUR kids think we make the sun come up and the moon come out so ya know it makes some sense they will worry or find a way to turn the worry into something tangible for them to do so they can keep mind off of us 24/7 and I know I have told Cait i love her with all my heart and I am not going anywhere BUT yet she always is really terrified something is going to happen to me ........
I am not saying this is what is going on with your son just throwing out some of what goes on behind my doors here............
PLEASE stay with us and know you are being heard......and supported ...........
MY heart goes out to your son and to you
Kudos for seeking help /tips advice for him.you are great ...Mom
Huggs to that sweet son of yours ...and to you too for being such a GREAT mom..........LYN
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 12/27/2007 5:24:38 AM (GMT-7)