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whiteroses

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  1. I hope you had a fantastic day :)

  2. The other thread was OCD related but I don't know where to put this. ---- I have extreme reactions to nearly everything, and I have been this way for a long time now. I get irrationally angry and often start screaming when I am not happy with someone (especially someone close to me) over something, even if is not a major thing. Most people would get annoyed but never go to the extremes that I do. Similarly, when I am happy about something minor, I act too happy, if that makes sense. I often have extreme mood swings for no reason at all. I really don't know what to do. Please help.
  3. Just to give a small example of what happens, and not even consciously: I edited my last message at 6:22 pm (local time), as soon as I saw it, I started dividing 6 by 22 and determining what percentage it was!
  4. You see, where I am from, people do not take even depression seriously. I know that if people find out how obsessed I am with numbers, to the extent that I have no control, they will think I am insane. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can control myself and calm down my (overactive) brain, even if temporarily? I am unable to edit the first post but I wanted to add that when I leave a calculation on paper or in my mind on a 'bad' number, and don't do further calculations to get to a 'good' number, I feel like it means that something terrible will happen. And considering I often do complex calculations, I feel emotionally/mentally exhausted. I understand that this is ridiculous, but I can't get over the feeling that something bad will happen. Even when I am busy, I keep doing calculations and am unable to focus often. I really am crazy. :sad:
  5. Is OCD linked to depression? I know I need help, especially for the obsession. It's terrible and I would give anything to stop thinking about numbers and doing random calculations all the time for a day.
  6. Thanks. It's an embarrassing illness, I don't feel like seeing a doctor because of that. I used to suffer from bulimia. I might also have clinical depression (I'm pretty sure I do), but never got a formal diagnosis for it.
  7. I have been somewhat obsessed with numbers for a long time, but now it is getting unbearable. Earlier there were some numbers that I considered lucky and unlucky, and I would not do important things on unlucky dates. Then came a phase where when I would in my spare time fill up with pages with bizarre calculations with decimals and all. This became a habit, and now I count everything, feel extremely uncomfortable if something is associated to or adds up to 'unlucky' numbers. I do calculations in my head all the time and if the result of my calculation is a 'bad' number, I calculate further till I get to a 'good' number. I was in agony (I know pathetic) when my examination grades for certain subjects were in decimals and not whole numbers, or if they were unlucky numbers. I see numbers all the time, and keep thinking of them/ calculating, to the extent that it's interfering with my daily life. I get obsessed with a certain number over a period of time, then after a while I move to another number, think of it all the time, write it everywhere. Like recently I have been obsessed with the numbers 6.5 and 13. Please help.
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