thats it ive lost it rant

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Paranoid Girl
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   Posted 1/25/2007 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
okay this has gotten OUT of control.
i find myself worrying over the STUPIDEST things! just ten minutes ago, while rummaging through the sock drawer, i came across a blue pair. as i reached for them, i felt a really bad anxiety..that something bad would happen if i wore them! of course, im not completely nuts (yet) and thought "No thats just stupid. its just socks!" so i was about to put them on when i thought "maybe there is cause to worry.... what if something bad happens, and then for the rest of my life i will regret wearing the blue socks?"
so now im wearing the red socks.
err yeah this would be funny if it wasnt so terrifying. a part of me realizes its completely unrational, but the other part is just so SCARED of "what could happen if..."
SOCKS. im scared of SOCKS. but this has happened before... like for example i was playing a board game with my boyfriend and i felt the urgent need to like touch the dice two times each and keep my cards COMPLETELY straight etc etc or id get this really bad anxiety. if i messed up Id have to do it again and again until i got it "right"
ive gone off the deep end. i really want counceling or something because i cant handle PAs are not debilitating, but i feel like if i let this whatever to continue unchecked it could get that way. i dont wanna get that way.
parents are hesitant about contacting a doctor because im "fine". so for now, im on my own.
thanks for listening to this teen angst of mine. sad i honestly have nowhere else to share it.
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   Posted 1/26/2007 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
sounds a bit OCD 2 me...perhaps lean on your parents about taking you to see someone could help...
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   Posted 1/26/2007 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   

I also thought of OCD, an antidepressant may help for it and the panic attacks

OCD is an anxiety condition and sometimes happens with panic attacks

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   Posted 1/26/2007 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Def. OCD A lot of people with anxiety have OCD its not all about washing hands or being scared of germs like people think. I have seen people that like everything to end in even numbers or people that have to have a specific can of green beans. When you do the "What could happen with the socks" its your bodies way of keeping your mind occupied from something else. As other ppl have said most AD work for OCD as well.

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   Posted 1/26/2007 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds a lot like OCD.  OCD can make you do things even as you tell yourself its stupid.  As kid I would freak if any of my food got mixed together, like my peas got in my potatoes.  As you get older it may get better or if it interfers with your life you may want to try some meds.  I always think of my OCD more of a quark then a problem.  One more thing I do that drives everyone nuts, if I'm going on a trip I'll check my ticket, map, program at least twice every hour, I can't help myself I just have to do it!
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