This is my first time posting on this forum so I'm sorry if it's in the wrong sub forum etc...
I'm just looking for some advice or help really, I have a certain thing I feel like I have to do when I hear or say anything to do with the words 'luck', 'fortune', 'fluke' and all sorts of those words where when it is said I have to say the word 4 times in my head then say 'What have I said now?' in my head and it clears my conscience so I know nothing bad will happen from it.
I know it sounds bizarre but at times I can't think off anything else and when I'm in a conversation with someone and the word comes up I literally have to break off to complete this ritual type thing.
It all started about 3 years ago when I was flying to Portugal, I was terrified of flying and I don't know why but I got this irrational fear of the 'luck' words and I thought this ritual thing would keep me safe on the plane so it wouldn't crash or anything, but after then for the last 3 years it has become 2nd nature to me and a massive burden when I try to think or even talk.
Sometimes it's not just the 'luck' words either, like when I watch my local soccer team play I have to make sure the chant we're singing is ended on a multiple of four times that it is sung or something bad will happen to the team. But then if I repeat the word 'not' 4 times I feel as though it just wipes away the previous phrase and everything is back to normal.
I really don't understand what is going on and I've been getting a bit worried because it sounds really daft and I don't want to talk to my family about it because I feel they would just laugh at me. Would a doctors take me seriously?
Thanks in advance for any help,