For quite a while I've been thinking that I have OCD but I haven't spoken to anyone about it yet. It doesn't really effect my lifestyle drastically but it does cause me to take more time doing things meaning sometimes I'm late for things. For example, whenever I go to school or whenever I'm doing homework, when I take my pencil case out, I have to specifically order my pen, backup pen, highlighter, pencil, sharpener, rubber and ruler according to their size. Sometimes people give me weird looks when I do this and think I'm stupid but I can't help myself and I just have to do it. If someone messes up the order I get agitated and angry but I try my best not to show it. Also, before I go to sleep I have to turn the the corridor light off, turn the bathroom light on, make sure the shower and taps are fully closed, make sure the toilet seat is lifted up,make sure the toilet paper is straight, make sure the window is closed and then turn my bedroom light off. It's really weird but I'm quite happy doing it. Another thing is, even when I'm texting I have to spell everything correctly, not shorten words and use punctuation correctly otherwise I hate it and get extremely annoyed. This is not really a bad thing but I just do it. Also, I have this obsession with labelling and keeping everything in the right place. On my bedroom table, everything is labelled including my phone even though I know it's my phone, the layout is very specific and if anything gets out of place I will get frustrated. If my phone is not on 100%, I cannot go to sleep and that causes me to stay awake for a long time sometimes. These are all small things but I'm sort of worried that it'll become bigger and lots of people think I'm weird because I do these things. I don't think my parents have noticed and they don't really say anything but sometimes they get angry when I get frustrated over on what seems like small things to them. I sort of want help with this but I'm not sure my parents will understand and I don't really know what to do because I'm only 13 and can't do much about it. I'm quite worried that this will effect my life a lot and I'm sort of embarrassed.
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