Hi, Very good to read this forum and know that I'm not alone. I'm 25 and have been an obsessive counter since I was around 13. Just wondering if anyone is similar to me? In addition to counting I have a little "competition" for every word I see/hear that it's vowels vs consonants. A vowel in a word will counteract a consonant (and vice versa), and whatever number I'm left with I tense on my fingers/hand - hope that makes sense! Also wondering to what extend this "hurts" people's heads and gives them headaches. Sometimes I feel like hitting my head just to get it "all out" of my head...does everyone else experience a negative physical reaction like that? Has anyone had any success with CBT and would recommend it? Thank you very much.