- Feb 6, 2019
Hi, I am an 18 year old boy in college. I was wondering if anyone could help me with some possible OCD symptoms I am facing. So I have trigger thumbs (a whole different problem XD) which basically mean my thumbs click or snap when i bend them. I lay in bed on a night and i struggle getting to sleep some a lot of nights because of anxiety and just generally worrying about the next day . I get urges that i cant help. I will click my thumbs until they wont snap anymore and i say to myself "If it snaps an odd number of times my mum will die tomorrow". I always get these sick thoughts that just come to my head and i cant help them. I always curl my eyebrows down until i can see them straight by looking up. if it don't complete the urge it winds me up. I also have 2 dogs and when i stroke one of them i always have to count how many times i have stroked them and go do the same to my other dog because my brain tells me that if i don't complete it, the dog will die. If my room feels dirty or untidy it will cause me extreme anxiety. I also go to the gym a lot and if i am doing a workout my mind will just tell me that if i don't complete 10 repetitions then i will get run over on my way back or something like that. I also feel anxious when there is things on my bedside table that are partly hanging over the side and things like that. I wear a ring and i have a ritual kind of thing where i have to pull it on and off 10 times in a certain amount of times and if i do not complete it i will have a bad day. Thank you for reading and I hope somebody may be able to help.