SLstotts .......Welcome I am definitely OCD and have been all my life that I can remember
Everything has to be balanced I mean everything .......I have a glass coffee table that I have nic nacs on now I have 2 nic nacs of all the ones I have and believe me I have tons ......all nic nacs are set on tables exactly in same spot but on different table ......My freezer even has wicker baskets balanced and kitchen table same thing ...........
All my pics in frames and those I have bought are all placed appropriately apart and balanced.........LOL
My brothers came in once and it took me a whole 10 minutes to find 17 things they had just slightly turned moved or traded spots ...........I have always been like this I can take meds but I dont for this as I find that I feel less stressed when house is spotless....I take ativan or diazapam for anxiety if needed
Same as my dresser and bathroom toiletries actually everything is balanced
Another thing I cannot, will not go to bed with a dirty dish or utensil in sink and like you I clean it and dry both sinks out totally
I wash my floor every morning I am up at 4 and do my routine
I wash the floor minimum 5 times a day everytime I go out the door Cait (daughter waits in car) while I wash it lol
I also sweep and wash it before bed and then all over again in the morning....I keep Pine Sol and Bleach in BULK
My bed is made as soon as my feet hit the floor and it is changed at least 2 times weekly (whether I sleep in it or not ) and sometimes 3
I have some very wild quirks but the only one I have with utensils is it has to be a light metal and the small fork and knife .......
I too count things all kinds of things and it is sometimes really weird what I count lol.........
There is medication for OCD and I am wondering if you have seen a doc or therapist about
this as it is a real disorder and can be treated
My doc says I do this and have this routine in my home as I am not able to have the world the way I would like it to be without pain ,hurting peeps suffering and going without things
l have to agree with him on alot of what he says
I have tried not washing floor or leaving a few dishes in the sink and I will get up to do them or wash floor ( bugs me til I do it )
It is a disorder and has to be treted as such ..........
My info is under name if you want to talk about this in greater length
Feel free to email me
your hubby needs to help you out and support you with this it is hard to live like this I know believe me
I am seeing some traits already in my daughter that I have and I have gotten them from my mother
Hopefully now you realize you are not alone and there are more members here with OCD in many forms,I am sure they will post
I am really glad you found us here this is the greatest place for support empathy and understanding
The peeps are great in their honest caring and total support
Post often and no worries you are not crazy
Lyn.....use my AOL addy please if you email me
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 9/25/2006 9:32:57 AM (GMT-6)