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OCD or other quirks??? DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
2nd Nov '12

What quirks or OCD tendencies do you have?



I have not been diagnosed but I have looked up my "symptoms" and it seems to fit. Everyone thinks I'm bat sh*t but w/e. Here goes- I like even numbers, but 5 is like "god" though so if I can "make it into 5 somehow" I'm ok. Ex: acoustic ceiling tiles... they are square so 4 corners, I imagine a "dot" in every corner, but then I realize I can put a "dot" into the middle to make it 5 and it looks symmetrical. I have this thing where I count letters in a word and see if it's even. If not I add/count punctuation or spaces bt the words. Yes, as someone is speaking usually. I also.. say the letters of the words in "german" in my head. Or I'm constantly running the german alphabet over and over again through it. I count square or rectangular things, even if it's done, I do it over and over again. Locking doors and making sure they're locked multiple times a day/night. ....There's lots more I just can't think of any right now.

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
2nd Nov '12

Wow. Yea I'd say you have OCD.

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Watertown, Sd, United States 10358 posts
status 2nd Nov '12

Ummm yea that sounds like OCD. I have routines. I haveto do things in just the right order. If ds wakes up before I put shoes on I get mad or if dh doesn't wake up while I'm in the bathroom I get nervous and panic

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23057 posts
2nd Nov '12

Every word I say or hear I run it through my head and if it can be typed on a phone using numbers (not qwerty keyboard) then I will keep saying it but if not I try not to use that word again. I do everything in even numbers more than 2 like chew or anything. I wash my hands excessively. I make sure that there are no hairs sticking up when I'm doing my hair and if they do stick up I use lots of hairspray. I read pages in books at least twice.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
2nd Nov '12

in the 3 or 4 shrinks I've seen for depression or other things not one has diagnosed it. Since I do most of it in my head, no one is the wiser.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27897 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting DifferentDay:" What quirks or OCD tendencies do you have? I have not been diagnosed but I have looked up my "symptoms" ... [snip!] ... doors and making sure they're locked multiple times a day/night. ....There's lots more I just can't think of any right now."


YOU ARE WEIRD LIKE ME!



I turn letters into numbers and reduce words to single digits.



Such as, if "ABC" was a word, it would be 1 plus 2 plus 3. Put together it's 6. Nothing to reduce. If I wrote " ABDG" it would be 1 plus 2 plus 4 plus 7. Add together it's 14. Still have to reduce. 4 plus 1 is 5. So I make letters into words and words into numbers and reduce them to a single digit.



I count my steps.



I crack my knuckles obsessively.

Jacob'sKeeper 2 kids; some little town, MT, United States 9564 posts
2nd Nov '12

I have to check through the house 3 times before being able to leave. Everything has to be un-plugged and all lights have to be off.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle


the phone numbers thing is interesting.



anyone have a reason other than "panic and freak outs" why they feel compelled to do stuff? Some people I know think if they don't do their routines or w/e it's called someone close to them will get hurt or their house will fall apart, etc.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23057 posts
2nd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting DifferentDay:</b>" in the 3 or 4 shrinks I've seen for depression or other things not one has diagnosed it. Since I do most of it in my head, no one is the wiser."</blockquote>



I say in my honest opinion that you have OCD tendencies in the very least. But I wasn't diagnosed with OCD either even though I've spent time in a mental institution and went through weeks of testing.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23057 posts
2nd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting DifferentDay:</b>" the phone numbers thing is interesting. anyone have a reason other than "panic and freak outs" why ... [snip!] ... if they don't do their routines or w/e it's called someone close to them will get hurt or their house will fall apart, etc."</blockquote>




I just always have. I feel that if I don't I will get hurt. It causes so many problems like I get a panic attack if I can't do anything in even numbers.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
2nd Nov '12

was the institutionalization for the OCD you have? I know I'm to a degree, a hoarder, I am agoraphobic, and major depressive that was diagnosed. I have lots of things I freak out about if they're not done right or not right away. Not sure if that's anything but the switch from happy to flipping out over the doors not locked or something, is very very short.

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Watertown, Sd, United States 10358 posts
status 2nd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting DifferentDay:</b>" in the 3 or 4 shrinks I've seen for depression ... [snip!] ... But I wasn't diagnosed with OCD either even though I've spent time in a mental institution and went through weeks of testing."</blockquote>




I don't feel like anything bad will happen I just can't think about anything else. If I'm running late somewhere I just won't go I can't even be 30 seconds late anywhere.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting FroggysMommy:" YOU ARE WEIRD LIKE ME! I turn letters into numbers and reduce words to single digits. Such as, if ... [snip!] ... into words and words into numbers and reduce them to a single digit. I count my steps. I crack my knuckles obsessively."


tg I'm not the only one lol



You reduce, I add to it to make it even or look symmetrical at least. Like numbers on a dice with dots instead.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23057 posts
2nd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting DifferentDay:</b>" was the institutionalization for the OCD you have? I know I'm to a degree, a hoarder, I am agoraphobic, ... [snip!] ... sure if that's anything but the switch from happy to flipping out over the doors not locked or something, is very very short."</blockquote>




No it was for hallucinations, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety. I was in the hospital for five and a half months from April to September of this year.

Shanon Hutchens Due June 22 (boy); 2 kids; Seymour, Tennessee 543 posts
2nd Nov '12

reminds me of the book kissing Door Knobs