I'm at the point in my life where I'm driving myself insane!! I never even considered I had OCD until I went on the internet and began reading all about.... My days never feel complete because as soon as I finish one thing, something else will pop into my head and I have to complete that, most days I have anxiety because I'm constantly thinking I should have done more
Does anyone else feel like this? my most obvious traits are, I cant buy anything unless its in multiples of 2, I cant leave the house or start the car at 13 minutes past the hour, I need to have the volume on the radio, TV etc on an even number, I have to clean the house for at least 3 hours per day (then I worry because that's an odd number) I bleach everything in sight, I have to empty all the bins before I go to bed and on the evening before the bin men are due I empty and clean all the bins and no one is allowed to use their bin for that evening, apart from the bin in the kitchen. All the labels on products in the cupboards and fridge have to be facing the same way and so the list goes on...... How does something that really doesn't matter get into your head and then becomes a life long mission?
Has anyone had any real success in overcoming their OCD and if so "how" I not really one for taking medication (besides I would probably read the side effects and panic!!) but any alternative/ therapeutic/ counselling that has actually worked I would love to hear about x