having harmful thoughts about my dog and feeling stressed out about it and couldn’t stop worrying about it
Extreme avoidance of situations I felt most anxious in, copying others to feel normal, changing my opinions/behavior all of the time to try and please everyone or even myself, sooo many things
Oh, I did these things too, but I didn’t think of it as OCD. Guess I thought of it as anxiety or depression.
I medaled in extreme avoidance too 🥇🙌
I think the fear of getting lice after I got it once. I would wear my hair in a tight ponytail all throughout 4th grade because of it
Re-reading text conversations over and over after sending messages. Not even because I wished I’d said something different, just… because. 🔁
I was so worried I did a secret blood pact and got HIV. I mostly would do things symmetrical because it “felt wrong” if I didn’t. I had to chew one bite on the left and the next on the right. The left always had to get the last bite too because I didn’t like the right side and it felt bad.
Stepping on tiles is the earliest sign I can think of!