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Old 08-09-2004, 08:46 PM   #1
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Rinsing Compulsion

I have found that I have a new compulsion, rinsing multiple times. I have to rinse dishes over and over to make sure the soap is gone, and the same goes for my own hands or when I am in the shower. I even have to rinse my teeth over and over.... after I brush to make sure I don't swallow any toothpaste. I was just wondering if anyone else does this.

Old 08-12-2004, 01:16 PM   #2
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Re: Rinsing Compulsion

Ive heard of it, I only had the unwanted thoughts, another part of OCD

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Old 08-14-2004, 01:57 PM   #3
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Re: Rinsing Compulsion

I do the same thing. I'll be in the shower for 30 minutes making sure ALL of the conditioner is out of my hair.

Old 08-18-2004, 03:41 AM   #4
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Re: Rinsing Compulsion

Wow...I don't post much here but I have posted once or twice!

I do this everytime I wash my hands or hair. I notice that it's worse when I was my toddler's hair. I swear I rinse his hair for about 5 mins. I just can't stop rinsing untill i "feel" like it's completly soap free. It's horrible and I know he hates it.

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