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  1. I recognize that I have had OCD for a while. Mostly it's counting and arranging, and dealing with body symmetry (tapping fingers on each hand an equal number of times...usually 5 or 10). But I have also been having internal arguments with myself for a few years now. I find that when I am working on a project, or even playing a video game, I argue with myself as to whether or not the way I'm doing it is right. About the past year or so I find that I've been having internal dialogues with myself all day...about everything. Is this a part of OCD as far as rituals and relieving anxiety, or is it something else?
  2. Hi I'm new here and I'm extremely happy that I found this thread since it is what I was looking for. I'm 22 years old and I've been counting letters since I was 14...I think, as that's as far back as I can remember doing it. It takes me about 3 seconds to count the letters in a sentence involving 5-10 words of medium complexity. I then go on to add in other words into the sentence to make it equal a total number that ends in 5 or 0. Then I take the first word of the sentence and put it at the end, and move it in between each syllable until it gets to the front, then i go front to end, front to end, and end to front. The whole time I do this I alternate inhaling and exhaling with each syllable, making sure I end on an exhale. So i.e. let's use the sentence "What are you talking about?" for a total of 22 letters. I would insert "And" into the beginning of the sentence, making it "And what are you talking about?" for a total of 25 letters. Then I would read it in my head as "What are you talking about and?"- "What are you talking and about?"---"What are you talkanding about?" and so on and so forth. So far this hasn't caused much trouble in my life, it's more of a minor annoyance.
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