(Closed) Are you OCD about anything?

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Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@janie-janie:  OMG.  I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this!  When I lived in an apartment, (and even now, in a house, though to a lesser extent) I would feel my blood pressure rise and I would get SO ANGRY at certain sounds from neighbors.  (Walking, talking, bass, clinking bottles).  I would be sitting in my house hissing “Did you HEAR THAT” to DH, who would be completely oblivious.  I told him it was like certain sounds were stuck on LOUD and I just couldn’t stop hearing them.

It got so bad, that at one apartment complex, we just left the house every Friday and Saturday night, because I couldn’t handle it.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m in IT, most IT people have at least a touch of OCD – makes us good at what we do!

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

Yes, I constantly check and recheck my door before I leave the apt. If I haven’t checked it exactly 3 times (or forget how many times I checked it) I have to run upstairs and check it again. I physically cannot leave and will be late until I check the door 3 times.

I have to hit the lock button on my car doors 3 times when I get out of the car, even thought I know it’s locked I have to do it.

I am big about alphabetizing and having things (like books) be by size (dvds are alphabetized but my books have to be by size).I can tell when people move these things of mine and they are out of order and I will redo everything if 1 thing is out of order to make sure they are all in order. I missed a birthday party once because someone took out a dvd and put it back in the wrong spot…I had to redo them all.

I know the actions that I do annoy others because it takes so much times and it interferes with my life on a daily basis and I hate not being in control of things as much as I’d like (like at work) but I have to deal with it. I’ve been on meds for it and recently went off them and have tried other things to control my compulsions. It’s not fun.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would say I am about a few things. I have to have the tag on my blanket in the bottom left corner. I will literally move the blanket around, in the dark, until I can make sure it’s turned the right way, LOL. I also group things together when I’m checking out at the grocery store.

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper

OCD can be hoarding too. So not always clean and tidy and neat. 

I am not OCD but if you look at the way I am living right now my ex-FI (soon to be) is OCD in the hoarding department.

 

yes, these are tires in the livingroom, there wasnt’ any space in the spare room, balcony or the 2 lockers in the basement.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@happyface:  Interestingly, hoarding disorder is about to split out into its own diagnosis in the DSM5, coming out this spring. +1 to its validity as seriously intrusive.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

@happyface: WOW you weren’t kidding in your post about leaving when you said he was a hoarder, tires in the livingroom that’s nuts! Just think tomorrow is Friday and you will begin anew Laughing

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper

 

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@Bazinga: spare room … sigh

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@Follydust321:  +1

I don’t actually have OCD, but I am really particular about making our bed perfectly every morning!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have to check my hair straightener to make sure its uplugged at least 3 times. And I have to touch all the knobs on the stove to make sure they are in the off position before I leave the house. I have a fear of burning my house down.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@Follydust321:  Not trying to hijack, but I’m totally with you on this.  I don’t have OCD, but ADHD has been a lifelong struggle for me and I want to cry and yell whenever someone says “I’m so ADD right now!” because a) ADD isn’t an adjective and b) I’d kill to only have attention defecit disorder ‘right now’ 🙂

Post # 28
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@Follydust321:  I have to agree. No offense to you, OP, but what you describe sounds pretty normal.

When I was a kid I washed my hands until they were raw and bleeding.

I still have OCD tendencies these days and I have to control them each and every day. It isn’t fun and I have my good days and my bad days.

Anxiety sucks.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m neurotic about my food touching…

Post # 30
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Busy bee

I have a few little ocd issues, but one main one, i have an ocd with numbers. 

It’s hard to explain, but I will try.  

– Volume buttons in particular, the tv and car radio

   It has to be on an even number, but It can’t be on 24 or 26 because it’s too close to 25, so it has to go on 25.  22 and 28 is fine.  Odd numbers are only good if it ends in a 5.  I drive everyone crazy checking the tv volume to make sure it’s not on 24, but 25 or on 22.  i hate it. it drives me insane too.  if the stupid tv’s and car stereos didn’t have numbers, none of this would bother me LOL

Post # 31
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Bee Keeper

@pokie45:  I’m OCD about germs like you. I’m obsessed with hand sanitizer and I dont ever want to touch other peoples hands. I’m also OCD when people are sick and I stay far far away from them.

My biggest OCDness is with food though. I dont like anyone to prepare my food for me except myself and fiance and If I do go to a restaurant I need to SEE them preparing my food before I get it. I honestly wont go to this one sub place anymore becaues I cant physically see them making my sub and it makes me totaly OCD’d out!!

 

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