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Do You Know How It Feels To Be Me With OCD

Updated on August 27, 2014

A Perfect World

A perfect place in a perfect world on a perfect planet is my dream. It would be full of perfect people making no mistakes or oversights. My world would have no guessing or feelings just hard facts.

There would be no imperfections, nothing broken,tattered or torn.

No hunger, sadness or stupid.

No accidents, no screw ups or lack of concern.

No self centeredness, lies putting things or people off.

Then…….. there would be no sorrow, no anger or unpleasant people…no unhappy days.

It would just be perfect people in perfect places doing perfect things.

Then everyone would be perfectly happy.

Thats what it feels like to me me with OCD.

I crave it like a drug, but it will never be achieved.

Are you OCD?

If you sit at someones desk do you…….

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      Robert E Smith 

      4 years ago from Rochester, New York

      I guess I need to read up on this a bit more. I know the term is thrown about haphazardly and often in a joking manner. I know this is no joking matter but I wonder, if you do not give into a pattern, how damaging is it to your routine that day? or will it freeze you out of a routine that day? Is it something that treatment can help? or are you stuck with internal torment everyday of your life? It does sound like internal torment as others look on and wonder why. It hurts my heart to hear of such things. It makes me wish I could take some burden off you but I know that each person has their own burdens to bear. I will pray for you.

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      Penny Godfirnon 

      4 years ago from Southern Iowa

      Yes I do feel that a lot of the symptoms are positive. It does however get off balance when life is tough. My counselor said this also. In fact she said many times other benefit from it as well. The negative symptoms are annoying to others, and even to me, as many of them are time consuming, and I just can't let others be themselves, I have change, rearrange and bug them endlessly. Oh it so much more complicated, the thought patterns are horrible as the go around and around in your head and pick up more things as they do creating a huge disturbing thought out of a tiny thought or possibility

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      4 years ago from United States

      When you weigh the negative symptoms of OCD against the positive symptoms of OCD which side wins. For example I consider a good symptom is keeping your house clean an in order. I know I am stretching it here and I don't want to sound insensitive I don't know much about OCD but I am interested in knowing if you consider some of your symptoms positive?.

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      Penny Godfirnon 

      4 years ago from Southern Iowa

      Yes I describe it as painfully annoying. I can't wash my hands with out drying them with 4 yes 4 paper towels. Sigh. If there are no paper towels I have to rewash and dry them with you got it 4 paper towels the next place I find with paper towels. I have even brought paper towels from the restroom that had them for the next stop. SIGH SIGH SIGH

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      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Penny G , good morning dear :) Interesting! Nope i do not have OCD but i know a lot about it from reading books and watching videos on it. I do not think its something nice to have, its like a sort of torment you know this persistent voice telling you , you have to do something and u MUST.

      Its like not having rule over yourself, sometimes i happen to get some of these symptoms where my inner voice is compelling me to do certain things like if i am reading a news papers and i though i saw something, if i wasn't sure what i saw but kept on turning the pages. This inner ghost will keep telling me go back to that page if i don't i'd have this queer feeling like if i don't do it i won't be able to function. UGH!

      I guess for people who really have this illness is a mental something to cope with.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Articles like this one are very important. Raising awareness is always a good thing. Well done.


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