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  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Jul 22, 2011 3:05 AM GMT
    some of the shit I do is startin to concern me.... Anyone else do any borderline OCDish stuff? icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 22, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    Do you want to give examples?

    The one thing I know I do that is obsessive is that I have to look at my keys (house or car) before I close the door. I have a fear of locking myself out, and it's not enough to feel that I have the keys in my hand.
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    Jul 22, 2011 3:13 AM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidAnyone else do any borderline OCDish stuff? icon_confused.gif
    There's not enough room on the RJ database to hold the list I could type.
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    Jul 22, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    yeah with my hands, I clean them a lot, at one point it was excessive, I handle it though by trying to ignore it for a while but I cant stand my hands being dirty.
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    Jul 22, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    Yeah, mostly minor stuff though like organization. Nothing serious. icon_smile.gif

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    Jul 22, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    Ermine saidDo you want to give examples?

    The one thing I know I do that is obsessive is that I have to look at my keys (house or car) before I close the door. I have a fear of locking myself out, and it's not enough to feel that I have the keys in my hand.


    alot of random shit....sometimes fixing things balance/symmety. Mainly getting used to new things....like if i get a new cell phone it bothers me so much for about a week, or re-arranging furniture, I will just re-arrange right back to the old way NO MATTER WHAT...etc etc
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    Jul 22, 2011 4:30 AM GMT
    i think OCD is a label, anyone could exhibit that type of behavior. if it is a disorder, i def. have it, and i do a lot of things to persuade myself from acting that way, also just reduce overall anxiety and it will be less prevalent.
  • JP85257

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    Jul 22, 2011 4:32 AM GMT
    Im really OCD about car maintenance. Its BAD,
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    Jul 22, 2011 4:39 AM GMT

    You said, "...or re-arranging furniture, I will just re-arrange right back to the old way NO MATTER WHAT...etc etc"

    This sounds like you need to to move, lol. Get a place with a better layout.

    I'm not trivializing your worry, but trying to add a little mirth.
    I think OCD is like a muscle spasming from not being used. So, use it to good purpose. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 22, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 said
    Ermine saidDo you want to give examples?

    The one thing I know I do that is obsessive is that I have to look at my keys (house or car) before I close the door. I have a fear of locking myself out, and it's not enough to feel that I have the keys in my hand.


    alot of random shit....sometimes fixing things balance/symmety. Mainly getting used to new things....like if i get a new cell phone it bothers me so much for about a week, or re-arranging furniture, I will just re-arrange right back to the old way NO MATTER WHAT...etc etc



    oh yeah, and that is more in the ocd spectrum than picky. sounds like the cell phone is bothering you because you don't want any changes, when you get a new one you have to adjust to it and that's frustrating normally but getting serious anxiety from it is because you're seriously conflicted by a change in your daily life. try relaxing stuff, incense and the likes, and be more open to changes.
  • tautomer

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    Jul 22, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    If this suspicion of yours is interfearing with everyday life, then seek a mental health professional to assess you and see if you have true OCD. If you do, then cognitive behavioral therapy will help a lot.
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:13 AM GMT
    I'm OCD about jerking off. I seem to jerk off all the time. And if I don't jerk off I can't stop thinking about jerking off! Sometimes, if I don't jerk off for days I end up jerking off in my sleep!!! Help, do I have jerking off issues?
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    Yes. I am not able to use urinals in public restrooms if someone is in there, I always have to end up using a stall.
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    cjs176 saidYes. I am not able to use urinals in public restrooms if someone is in there, I always have to end up using a stall.

    Oh, homie,,, you're just Pee shy. Not really OCD at all.


    It's actually called shy bladder, but all the same: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shy_bladder
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jul 22, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    Obsessive compulsive?


    Don't get me started on obsessive compulsives,
    Don't get me started.
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:40 AM GMT
    I have been diagnosed with mild OCD but it mostly occurs in my head and I rarely act on it. When I write a paper, i will spend hours rearranging the words. Hours.
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    dekiruman saidI have been diagnosed with mild OCD but it mostly occurs in my head and I rarely act on it. When I write a paper, i will spend hours rearranging the words. Hours.


    Which also explains the neat-freakiness...are you the type that will rearrange the desk 10 times in one day? I hear ya.

    I do only perseverative stuff when it is really important to me. Otherwise...I don't really care.....
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    Jul 22, 2011 11:58 AM GMT
    There is a difference between being OCD and just being suitably cautious, safe, methodical or precise. It is perfectly reasonable not to want to leave the iron on when you go out, lock your keys in the house/car, catch a cold virus from your own hands or present sloppy written work. Only when such concerns start to have a disproportionate impact on your life can they be termed OCD.
  • Neurons

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    Jul 22, 2011 12:44 PM GMT
    Ain't nothing wrong with OCD as long as it's for me!
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    Jul 22, 2011 12:50 PM GMT
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    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidAnyone else do any borderline OCDish stuff? icon_confused.gif
    There's not enough room on the RJ database to hold the list I could type.

    You could say that again, organized alphabetically within categories, cross-linked to an online clinical description of each disorder. icon_wink.gif

    BTW, today is C's birthday. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 22, 2011 12:53 PM GMT
    It only becomes OCD when it starts to ruin your life.

    I have a highly specific routine for cleaning myself... that includes hand washing, showering, and tooth brushing. It's all totally over the top, but I can't help but feel like I'm filthy unless I follow it exactly. Public restrooms are a big no-no.

    Thankfully I grew out of this one, but when I was younger, I used to patrol my house turning off and unplugging electronics that weren't being used and I'd have to place the plastic covers over unused power outlets out of fear that a fire would start. All furniture had to be at least a few inches from any given power outlet or baseboard heater. Nothing was allowed to be on the hearth when there was a fire in the fireplace, etc. I would spend literally hours every day doing this kind of crap. I also couldn't leave my house for extended periods of time because I would literally get sick with worry about whether or not the house was still there, since I couldn't be around to patrol it and make sure everything was fine.

    My car is filled with receipts, plastic bags, and empty boxes of cigarettes from when I used to smoke. There's no room for anything in the center console or glove compartment and there's hardly anywhere to sit in the back seat. My bedroom is filled with magazines, empty boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, all sorts of unused wires and cables, and literally hundreds of letters that I've received over the years, including, but not exclusive to, birthday cards, bill stubs, and junk mail. I can't bring myself to throw any of it out from fear that it'll come back to bite me in the ass. Not sure how throwing out empty boxes and old magazines would bite me in the ass, but it's easier to just save the crap than it is to think about why the idea of throwing it out makes me uneasy.

    Depressingly, it gets worse, but I doubt anyone wants to read anymore of this shit (kudos if you made it this far lol).

    THAT IS OCD. You just sound a little neurotic. icon_wink.gif Nothing wrong with that.
  • masculumpedes

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    Jul 22, 2011 1:01 PM GMT
    Chainers saidI'm OCD about jerking off. I seem to jerk off all the time. And if I don't jerk off I can't stop thinking about jerking off! Sometimes, if I don't jerk off for days I end up jerking off in my sleep!!! Help, do I have jerking off issues?


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    Jul 22, 2011 1:01 PM GMT
    Actually, I do have OCD traits in some aspects of my life, but not all. I like to term it being "precise & meticulous." And it actually helped me a great deal in my US Army career, where "attention to detail" was valued, versus being sloppy & careless. But I can be quite sloppy & careless in my personal life, yet fairly well organized in others, so it's not the overwhelming, all-inclusive obsessive behavior that more typically marks OCD.

    Mainly I set up daily "routines" that make life easier for me, not more complex. I hate having to reinvent the wheel several times a day, although I'm always on the lookout for improved revisions, not rigidly locked into an unvarying routine like the Dustin Hoffman character in the movie Rain Man.
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    Jul 22, 2011 1:10 PM GMT
    I am OCD about people saying they are OCD.