Post # 1
When I was a kid, probably around 11 or so, I knew something was wrong. I didn’t find out until high school that I have a slight case of OCD.
Well now that I have my apartment and it’s either me or my husband cleaning it, I’ve become a cleaning freak. My husband walks in from work today and I had the living room torn apart and I just said leave me alone I need to get this done (in a not so pleasant tone).. He forgave me and I know I had no right to snap like that.
But I vacuum the hair in the bathroom at least 3 times a day, I wipe down the kitchen table and countertops constantly, I can’t stop dusting.. If a coaster is tilted, I have to put it straight. If the doily has been rubbed up against, I have to straighten it out.. If my husband doesn’t shut the dresser drawers and has clothes hanging out slightly, I feel myself turn red and slam it shut..ARG!!
I am making myself crazy!
Post # 3
Really sorry about this. I dealt with mild OCD throughout high school and university, and its only now through medication and counselling that I have it under control.
If it is really bothering you, have you talked to a doctor about getting some help? There are lots of things that you can do to control your obsessions, which will then decrease your compulsive behaviours.
I would recommend seeing someone about it. If the compulsions are bad enough that they are interfering with your life, you should do something about it.
Post # 4
I too have OCD, but I obsess over “what if” situations and can’t relax (or even fuction) until I’ve figured out “what I would do”
I’ve stayed up for 6 hours past bedtime obsessing over what would happen if someone broke in becasue they saw we had just bought a new TV and decided to take everyone hostage.
I undertand the compultion. It too drives me nuts.
Post # 5
My SO has OCD rather bad. It was an issue at the beginning of the relationship (mostly because he did not KNOW he had OCD, he chose to ignore the fact that he flickered lights, tore 3 paper towels off the roll, and washed his hands all the time…) Long story short, you should talk to your husband if you havent already. Then youmay want to go to therapy together. When my SO started therapy, we went together and it really opened my eyes to how his thoughts worked and how we could work together to get through it. It really helped both me and him. Good luck 🙂
Post # 6
Thank you ladies.. My doctor kind of brushes it off like it’s nothing major, but he doesn’t realize how much it gets me. Sometimes it’s so bad that I have to touch things a certain amount of times or “something bad will happen to me.” My husband knows about it and has said he’d do anything and everything for and with me.. doctors, therapy, etc…
So we’ll see what happens.. Once I get my yearly blood work, I’ll be going to my doctor’s office and I will bring it up to him again and hope he takes me seriously, or I may have to find a new one.