Do you Suffer from OCD?

United States
February 7, 2007 9:45pm CST
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
3 responses
• United States
8 Feb 07
I've suffered from it for as long as I can remember. As I go on in life, it is slipping away, thankfully. there are definitely still vestiges of the disease in the back of my head, but I am learning to deal with it. Also, I am on the highest dose of prozac, which helped. what I had problems with is germs. In my own home, as a younger girl, I could not touch light switches, door knobs, remote controls, or anyone else's computer mouse, among many other things. the most extreme thing I can remember is that in my own home, i could not bring myself to walk through certain doors. The worst thing, or the most annoying thing I have experienced, is the slew of comments I received from everyone who didn't understand. No matter how much you try to talk me out of it, it doesn't stop my mind from functioning the way it has for so long. The semi-recovery I've accomplished was only caused by talking through it MYSELF, as well as the medication. It really is a paralyzing disease which I would never wish on anyone.
@anjoks (2084)
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
No. But there are some points where i feel some of the symptoms , especially when i'm too tense and stressed out but they're minor and i think that's just normal, nothing to worry about. Why u asking? Got to know someone?
• United States
8 Feb 07
OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder. It's when you keep repeating a certain ritual for whatever reason and you can't stop. You feel like you have to do it even though you really don't have a logical reason. An example could be washing your hands repeatedly. I have it to some degree, but it's not horrible. Occasionally, I'll get where things will drive me nuts if they're messy. I think everyone has it to some degree. But, as long as it doesn't disrupt daily function, you'll be alright.