- 5 years ago
I have OCD about chemicals, fumes, smells, leaching chemicals etc. If someone sprays a room with Febreze, I hold my breath and get the hell out of there. I barely paint my nails bc of the smell. I will only cook in stainless steel for fear of leaching metals and will only eat off glass plates bc some ceramic items leach lead into hot foods. I will only drink from my Seychelle filtered water bottle. I nevertouch receipts because they’re printed with toner which has BPA in it. I melted a plastic knife handle the other day in the kitchen and opened all the windows in my house (during a snowstorm) while holding my breath. Then I hid in my car for several hours until I felt the house had aired out. My OCD and anxiety relating to contaminated air, potentially getting high from fumes and contaminated food is ridiculous! I just wanna be normal. Hopefully I’ll get there. My OCD about this topic started about two years ago. Anyway, there’s me. What’s weird about you? And it doesn’t have to negative like my weird issue.
ETA: I also have OCD about drugs too. Just hearing about someone doing drugs nakes me uncomfortable. I saw a woman smoking crack on intervention and it made me so uneasy I had to take a walk to calm down. A lot of my fear of chemicals really stems from a fear of becoming high from them.