02-20-04, 07:12 AM
:confused: Ok, so, I have been doing a lot of reading lately and I am beginning to think that either the doc misdiagnosed when I was 19 or missed something. I think I may have OCD as well as or instead of my ADD. I have looked at list after list of symptoms of OCD and I seem to fit a lot of them...eeek! At the same time there are aspects of OCD and ADD that are very similar.....I really just cant handle the stress of finding out that I am even more messed up than I thought I previously was...(not to say that people with ADD or OCD are actually messed up, but we all know the self doubt that goes along with both conditions and it often makes us feel messed up). Anyway, feel free to comment...:D If i do have OCD its just another thing I will likely have to accept about myself...but its also one more thing that will make me feel more inadequate around others.....darn it all! wish I could be none of these for one day!!!!
I have some OCD traits, like checking that I have my keys several times before closing the car door, but I have assumed that it was to counteract the ADD.
I feel pretty sure I had OCD as a child, when I used to obsess on death and germs, and was terrified Death would somehow carry me off before I grew up. I was afraid of new places and foods.
Then after puberty I pretty much left that behind, and now just do the "check-that-the-iron-isn't-on" thing. Giving up ironing helped, too :-).
Still think there must be some OCD in there.
Originally posted by missing_cues
:confused: I really just cant handle the stress of finding out that I am even more messed up than I thought I previously was
Lets look at this from the positive side
Are you really any different than you were before you started reading about OCD or
have you not really made a giant stride forward in being able to put a NAME to some of the ways you have always been all your life
My vote goes to the fact that you have learned something new and are absolutly the same person you were two weeks ago.
08-15-04, 09:46 PM
Most people that have OCD or another disorder usually have another co-existing disorder from what I understand. I have OCD and ADD and it's really challenging but everybody I know has some kind of challenge whether they do or do not have these disorders. I know it's hard but the OCD and ADD don't define who you are and ,Missing Cues , you are not inferior. That's the truth and you need to remind yourself of that. Hope this helps.