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Old 10-30-2010, 06:33 AM   #1
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Worried that I might have OCD

Everytime I need to go somewhere I stare at my electric stove for at least 40 seconds to make sure it's not on.. Today, I decided to go for a short walk and therefore I didn't stare for that long, cause I thought that maybe it won't catch fire in 30 minutes. Then when I had walked for 10 minutes I started worrying about it... and I wasn't even sure whether I checked it. I'm still not 100% sure, cause I don't quite remember it (probably cause there wasn't as much anxiety involved). My walk lasted for 45 minutes, cause I wanted to visit my dad's house. Before leaving I removed a paper tissue that I left on the stove cause I had to remove coffee stains and there's not much room in my kitchen. Then, I started worrying about it.. what if I had left it there, and accidentally turned the stove on? Then I imagined how all my precious items would have burned, like my cellphone and my laptop.

Does this sound like OCD? Am i worrying for nothing?

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Old 11-07-2010, 04:49 AM   #2
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Re: Worried that I might have OCD

Definitely sounds like OCD. I do the same things and I have had it for years.
I am especially horrible with checking the stove to make sure it is off--it almost makes me late for work because it takes me forever to get out of the house with the checking!

Just wanted to post so you know you are not alone with this........

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