Do you have OCD?

Rossie Rossie
OCD Obsessive-compulsive disorder is quite common nowadays, do you have it? What are your symptoms?
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I'm a female and I have OCD.
17
I'm a female and I don't have OCD.
29
I'm a male and I have OCD.
3
I'm a male and I don't have OCD.
9
My partner has OCD.
3
Other...
6
Total votes: 67 (64 voters)
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01/15/2012
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Rossie Rossie
I have OCD. I hate getting dirty, I'll immediately disinfect or wash my hands, after touching things in the public and even at home. Before going out, I'll repeatedly check and make sure my stove has been turned off. I'll check all the doors and windows nightly, making sure they're all locked. I wash the dishes, clean all the counter tops, clean the stove after every meal - my husband said I should only do that after dinner. If I'm writing an address on a envelope, or issuing a cheque, I'll go over them repeatedly to make sure everything is written correctly. There are many other symptoms, but will take forever to list them out!
01/15/2012
Ansley Ansley
No, but sometimes I wish I did so I could get some writing accomplished. When it comes to that, I just turn into a space cadet. It's embarrassing, really. Since I love to voice my opinion.

My sister has OCD. I attribute it to years of trying to keep tabs on her ex-husband to see if he was cheating on her. It just became a huge part of her life. Now? If you don't answer your phone immediately, she starts bombing everything else---facebook, twitter, text, email...it's off the hook.
01/15/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I don't know if I have legitimate, diagnosable OCD. I just eat things in certain ways, and kind of freak out if I'm in a hurry or I can't eat them in a certain way.
01/15/2012
markwashere markwashere
I had ocd as a child, I thought if i stepped on floor cracks or thresholds that something really bad was going to happen...
01/15/2012
Avant-garde Avant-garde
Yes, I don't have the usual symptoms thought. I have intrusive thoughts, arrange my desktop icons so they are even numbered, always change the car stereo volume to an even number, repeatedly save games while I am playing, and tend to obsess over random thoughts. There are others but those are some examples.
01/15/2012
voenne voenne
I don't, but my brother has one. It's painful to watch him suffer like that... It's not just about compulsive behaviors, it's really an illness that destroys you from the inside out.
01/15/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
I have mild OCD with some things. Probably nothing that requires professional help to deal with. But generally it's things more so with personality traits and general habits. I'm usually a perfectionist, which shows a lot at work. I have some mild OCD about body hair also. Certain parts have to be trimmed or else I cannot handle it being uncomfortable. I'm not complaining though, OCD doesn't control me and I know some people who are very much OCD. One person I know fully cleans and disinfects their house 3-6 times a week, every 4 weeks they pay $300 to have their carpets professionally cleaned. That is pretty extreme in my opinion and I hope they decide to put that $300 towards getting some much needed help.
01/15/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
I have OCD. I hate getting dirty, I'll immediately disinfect or wash my hands, after touching things in the public and even at home. Before going out, I'll repeatedly check and make sure my stove has been turned off. I'll check all the ... More
This sounds almost exactly like me. My landlady, who doesn't respect me at all, never takes her shoes off before entering my apartment. After she leaves, I go into a cleaning spree of lysol-ing the floors and using wipes to clean everything she touches. My hands are chapped from so much washing, and I obsess about things when I'm away, like if I unplugged my flat iron or if the gas stove is on. I could go on and on...
01/15/2012
js250 js250
I don't know. I count everything subconsciously, need to end at even or five's on numbers, I have lists for my lists, am seriously disturbed about times and days I can start things, etc.....maybe I am just losing it, but oh, well. Least of my worries.
01/16/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
OCD Obsessive-compulsive disorder is quite common nowadays, do you have it? What are your symptoms?
I don't but I have little things that I feel like I HAVE to do but it's not going to throw me out of whack if I don't. For example all my bills in my wallet have to be facing the same way and right side up or it bugs me. I used to be a cashier and I couldn't start until I "fixed" all the bills in the register but I didn't HAVE to do it, some days I just felt lazy or whatever and didn't do it.
01/16/2012
geliebt geliebt
Not I. I do have two close friends who do though.
01/16/2012
Greenleaf Greenleaf
I have a lot of OCD behaviors, but I don't think I have full blown OCD.
01/16/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
I'm a clean freak and some of there are things I'm very particular about like making my bed, keeping a really clean house, etc. I don't consider that OCD though. I think in cases like mine it's just being very hygenic.
01/16/2012
Destri Destri
I have OCD, inherited it from my Mother. She was the worst I have ever known, but I try to keep mine under control. If I let myself go, everything would have a certain place and it would have to be there, everything would be spotless and organized down to a fine science. I could also be somewhat of a hoarder if I allowed myself to be. But I struggle every day with not letting it get that out of hand.

I do count things in my head obsessively, but that is just inside my own head, so it doesn't interfere with daily stuff. I do have a thing about even numbers, I really hate things to be left in an odd number if I can do anything about it.

I have a somewhat messy hubby, so I have to keep things under control or it would cause a lot of problems between us.
01/16/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by True Pleasures
This sounds almost exactly like me. My landlady, who doesn't respect me at all, never takes her shoes off before entering my apartment. After she leaves, I go into a cleaning spree of lysol-ing the floors and using wipes to clean everything she ... More
Yes, I used to have really bad chapped hands from excessive hand-washes with hot water. Try Aquaphor healing ointment, they really work wonders on my hands, I haven't had any cracked skin this winter!
01/16/2012
Swish Swish
I think everyone has a smidgen of OCD even if not diagnosable its part of having, quirks and such. I don't really, but I pick up on other people's OCD my roommate has one about doors being closed and now i do it too. its not live or die decisions but it becomes habit
01/16/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I have a few smaller tendencies, but nothing that I would classify as full blown. I think that most people have a few OCD like tendencies though.
01/16/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I don't have OCD, but I can be particular about some things.

Like:
If you open a container with an inner seal, REMOVE THE DAMN PLASTIC!

I take ALL the stickers and wraps off of DVD's, BluRays, and CD's. I can't stand seeing the stickers still on there. It's like seeing someone with food all over them because they couldn't stop to chew all the food.

I remove "Video" from video review titles. I also remove "Review" from the tags, unless it is a review...then I put it in the categories.
01/16/2012
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I don't think I do!
01/16/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
OCD Obsessive-compulsive disorder is quite common nowadays, do you have it? What are your symptoms?
I think I'm getting better at just letting things be though!
01/16/2012
married with children married with children
I am anal about stuff, but dont have OCD.
01/17/2012
Highmaintenancegirl916 Highmaintenancegirl916
i have my moments every now and then so ive been told.
01/17/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I don't have OCD, but I have Bipolar. So I sometimes have traits that looks like mild OCD tendencies because of this. I wash my hands a lot and things have to be in certain places or I freak out. I've gotten a lot better. Yay, therapy!
01/17/2012
Ash1141 Ash1141
I don't have it but my husband does.
01/17/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
nope
01/17/2012
poetprincess poetprincess
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
OCD Obsessive-compulsive disorder is quite common nowadays, do you have it? What are your symptoms?
Nope and its probably a good thing i dont, I would drive my kids nuts if i did.
01/17/2012
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I'm a female and I was diagnosed with a mild form of OCD when I was 17 years old. I don't take meds for it currently, though I probably should...

And , um, to clarify for others, it does not mean just being "anal" about certain activities. it's a little more, thanks.
01/22/2012
KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
I organize my dishes before I wash them in certain order, I have a lot more but would go crazy naming it all.
01/22/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I haven't been diagnosed with it but I do tend to be obsessive a lot..
01/22/2012
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Unique posters: 28