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9/21/08 5:02 A

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I used to be obsessed with clenleness but now that I am older I can't do the things I used to do so I have to let it go or bug my husband to do it.

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9/19/08 9:13 A

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I do have OCD and I have to be real careful not to get pulled into certain situations and become obsessed with certain things, like bathroom cleaning. If a guest uses my bathroom I have to clean it after they leave. Weird huh? I have nice clean friends, but I get weird about things...have to change the guest towel after they leave and clean everything.
Of course I would never tell anyone here about it. I think feelings would get hurt as they would not understand.
I also have to check to see if things are turned off, even driving home at times to check again.

A clean house is nice..but some things I do are way out there...

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9/19/08 8:51 A

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I was never obsessive just trying too hard and too worried about babies crawling on dirty floors.......
I grew up lol

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9/19/08 8:33 A

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I feel better in a clean house.

Life is Short,
Don't waste it,
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Retired and Loving It .*?-::-
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9/17/08 10:48 P

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Well, there is cleaning, and there is cleaning!
If you like things neat and tidy, and feel better when everything is spic and span, that is a good thing!
If, on the other hand, you repeatedly wash and wipe down everything in your house for fear of germs, or vacuum your carpets several times a day, or panic if things are out of place, then Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a possibility. When something like this starts to take up great amounts of your time, or disrupt your ability to live your life day-to-day, then it should be assessed by a medical professional.
Here is some information about OCD from the Mayo Clinic for anyone who wants to know more.

www.mayoclinic.com/health/obsessive-
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mpulsive-disorder/DS00189


If this sounds like you, please talk to your doctor about your concerns. There are treatments available for OCD.
One famous person with OCD is Howie Mandel, who doesn't like to be touched by people (although he seems to be doing better with that on his TV show, Deal or No Deal).
Jodi (who also has OCD)

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9/16/08 11:52 P

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I'm fine if there is someone working with me but when I am alone I tend to start a lot of things and finish very few

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9/16/08 9:45 P

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I clean most times out of necessity but when first married and with little ones I was a fanatic to the point of obssesive. Now it takes me getting really upset or anxious and then watch me clean!! emoticon

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9/16/08 9:32 P

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Its probably a good thing... I hate to clean but once I do, I love being in a clean apt...

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9/16/08 8:18 P

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You guys are all welcome to come to my house anytime you run out of stuff to do at home I hate cleaning

Gay

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9/16/08 7:26 P

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Looks like i'm always cleaning, washing, cooking over and over and over again I hate it

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9/16/08 6:35 P

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I'm just getting back into cleaning since my really bad years with RA. I'm actually shampooing the rugs. They smell so nice when I get done.



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Nope, your not the only "nut". There are many of us out here!

I just figure it is who I am. I like a clean house and it keeps me from going off the deep end.

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When my house gets messy enough, I can't concentrate and have to clean. XD

But I have heard of people compulsively cleaning, it is not unheard of. It is a good "mindless" busy work to do to distract yourself. Plus, then you have a clean house. And, as you pointed out, it is exercise. Nice!

Lord, grant me patience, because you grant me strength, I'll end up killing people.



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Does anyone else clean for sanity reason or am I the only nut? Just checkin? emoticon but, on the other hand at least I am up and moving around instead of just sitting and eating emoticon

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