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Something's wrong but I'm not sure what!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 7, 2007
  • 09:21 PM

Ok I'm not sure at all what's up with me but I know something is just by the way I act.

First off I am a very fussy eater. I used to just not eat a lot of food but recently I've worked out why. It's not because of the flavours it's because of the textures.

I also cannot touch certain foods, like peas (unless frozen), sweetcorn, mayonnaise, sour cream, jam, and anyting sticky. I get worried if I ever have to move a jar as there may be like a small amount of whatever was in the jar (lets say jam for example) that had dripped down the side.

I also cannot touch plates or cutlery that have something like a steak sauce or gravy on them, which isn't too useful when my mum makes me fill up the dishwasher a lot. If I ever get anything on my hands like that I have to rinse it off, nothing to do with germs or anything I have to get rid of the stickiness.

Back to the peas and sweetcorn, cooked peas and cooked sweetcorn, touching them make me feel physically sick.

Other things not to do with food too. I always have to have the earphones in the correct ears, I always check them. I can put them in the wrong ears on some occasions but I can never have earphones in my ears without knowing whether they're in the right ears or not.

And if I ever have to reset the internet/cable it says to turn it off at the mains for at least 10 seconds, I always have to make sure it's definitely left over 10 seconds, It doesn't feel right when I (or even someone else) doesn't allow 10 seconds before turning it back on.

When I was younger I used to sometimes time myself to get to certain places and imagine bad things happening if I didn't succeed, but I managed to force myself out of it... somehow.

It's little things like that, Thanks so much for reading it all I know it's really long, but has anyone got any ideas of whether I may have something or it's all in my head and I'm just weird.

Thanks again :D

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  • These are classic symptoms of OCD, obsessive/compulsive disorder. These are more common than many think and can be treated with cognitive therapy and/or medications for depression such as prozac, etc. Get help ASAP before you feel that you are losing your mind.
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  • Hi, I'm Cassie this is my first post. I am a medical assistant. I have alot of experience in medicine and stuff because I have Spina Bifida and other problems. It sounds to me like you may have autism or OCD. Its very difficult to tell the difference between the two and you may be misdiagnosed. Feel free to contact me if you want to chat, I believe I am an autie myself, but I am not diagnosed. :)
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    • August 20, 2007
    • 07:21 PM
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