Patient Comments: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Symptoms

What symptoms do you experience with your obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Comment from: SandyM, 55-64 Published: February 09

I have a staph infection in my nose. I went to urgent care yesterday after waking up with painful swelling. I just took my 3rd pill of Bactrim (2 a day for 7 days). Today I am more swollen and the pain is horrible. I am hoping that someone can tell me when this pain will subside. I can't stand it. Norco doesn't even help.

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Comment from: scared, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 01

With obsessive compulsive disorder I experience urges to do things. I am normal, some things just annoy me. We have a sliding door, I push it forward and back, push on it. I used to make spaz noises, push tap up and down, and used to push curtains until the hooks popped off. I blink my eyes really hard, turn off taps until I was the only one able to open them and I used to read some words out loud, really loud in a mumbled voice, and used to bang mouse around on desktop. I push lid down on laptop because my brother used to leave the lid open and it doesn't help when your parents call you a spaz. It all started when I was quiet young, I kept on pushing things away from me but I think I can stop and I will not a spaz.

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Comment from: Zeshan, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: January 31

I got obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) when I was 16. My life totally changed. From then on I hate myself. I have thoughts again and again in my brain I could not stop when I think about sex or other dirty things. I wash my eyes and ears with soap. Also it gives me so much pain but I could not stop I don't know what to do or where to go. I am so hopeless, my life is ruined due to this OCD.

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Comment from: I'm Bonnie, (Caregiver) Published: February 23

I am in constant pain with my stomach, and eating regular meals makes the diverticulitis worse. I have a perforated colon and have never been the same. Part of my colon was removed, I have severe bloating.

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Comment from: cindyartist3, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 20

I have to check and recheck things in order to assure myself that things are done. I make a list and check things off so I know I have done them, but I still have to check and recheck things. I need to keep all doors, fences, gates locked. I must have everything clean, neat, and in order and I have to do everything in the same exact order. If anything or anyone interrupts me, I have to begin all over again.

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Comment from: Alva, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 08

I have been diagnosed with "OCD." My family thinks I should be hospitalized but I do not agree. I wash my hands excessively, but I have been trying to do less and less of this.

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Comment from: novia, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 12

I have this OCD urge to pull individual strands of hair from either or both my mustach and eyebrow. Don't always do it, but as they tend to get long I do.

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