*I just want to start off by sharing my symptoms, in a very basic list.
*I will gladly share anything else. Go in to as much detail as you want ( Which is easier to do after my symptoms have been shared)
*Answer any questions, Since there is not quite any explanations on this page, questions are welcomed ! !
*Start sharing my stories.
Contamination Fears / Anxiety:
-Glass Ketchup Bottles
-Touching People & hugging
-Getting licked by dogs
Order / Patterns
-Lining up all my hand sanitziers
-Everything on a shelf must be in an exact spot
-Patterns cannot be out of order (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple )
-Construction paper lined up in rainbow order
-Big to little, Tall to small, etc. (Pencils, paper, etc)
-Making sure the sink is lined up just right in the middle
-Eveness (2 pieces of paper, 2 staples, 2 napkins)
-Obsessing over a bump, or a bug bite, or any type of mark or bruise on me.
I’ll keep checking or asking about it until I feel safe.
-If I feel sick I will obsessively check my temperature, if I am actually sick I will do it more often and worry that I am “dying” or ask “is something happening to me”
-Always checking / looking to see if someone is hurt especially during the winter time.
-Same thoughts over and over (like a song stuck in my head)
-Numbers / Counting
-Letters to words
-Digital clocks / Adding
-Tapping my fingers a lot
-Counting in my head repetitively
-Putting things in order
-Line things up
-Make things even and just right
– If I feel anxious and like my thoughts won’t stop I have to clean EVERYTHING mostly at work.
-Counting in my head
-Certain words and letters
-My thoughts make me feel like I am “crazy”
-My thoughts can be all over the place
-My thoughts are like a spider web sometimes
-My thoughts are very repetitive, over and over again
-My thoughts sometimes tell me that I will feel better if I hurt myself
-Glass ketchup bottles
-I will not swim in the ocean ever.