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spicynoodle

787d

I think I’ve been dealing with OCD for awhile now (I mean…duh?), but I was only recently diagnosed with scrupulosity OCD… not even putting 2 and 2 together; It was a surprise. But I’m curious… sometimes, I get a thought or word stuck in my head, and I almost compulsively say it over and over and over…either out loud or in my head… and it can last up to hours or even days. More common would be an hour or two… I mentioned this to my therapist, and he said that it’s an obsession related to OCD. On one hand, I trust him. On the other hand… does any one else experience this? It’s not distressing to me, which is why it’s odd. I mean, sometimes it can be slightly annoying, but it just…exists. Any input would be appreciated. 😊

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    • TheBigSpook

      780d

      I get words or phrases stuck in my head too! Not as often now that I’m medicated, but it still happens, especially with a certain phrase or section of a song, it can last for minutes or days

    • TheBigSpook

      780d

      I get words or phrases stuck in my head too! Not as often now that I’m medicated, but it still happens, especially with a certain phrase or section of a song, it can last for minutes or days

    • Marceline2005

      782d

      oml yes! I have ocd and I did this from a very young age. I remember back in elementary school when the teacher would tell me to read I would repeat words over and over until they sounded right to me. the teacher would get upset over it and tell someone else to read instead. it really boggles my mind that my family didn't realize I had ocd until a few years ago.

    • the39thfrog

      783d

      this is ocd too?!?! oh boy i have a lot to learn about a condition i have 😵‍💫 i get this ALL THE TIME sometimes i really need to keep repeating little song bits cuz i think it keeps away the intrusive thoughts when i was younger it would be more random sounds but now that i actually listen to music it tends to be short lyric bits or things people say in their voice for a few hours to 3-4 days sometimes it makes me miserable because it’ll be all i can think about and when i get interrupted i feel very not ok

    • Angell4567

      785d

      I did more when I was younger. It would be numbers or a single word and it would go on and on for hours or days. I didn’t know it was a sub type of OCD. But I do have bad OCD intrusive thoughts and compulsions.

    • kitty_ash

      786d

      I experience that too. With words, song lyrics, sounds, phrases, ect. And it lasts anywhere from 10min to 2days. I get it, it kinda sucks 🤣

      • spicynoodle

        785d

        @kitty_ash thank you for your reply!

    • morticia_elvira

      786d

      I used to get this a lot. I would hear the word in my head for hours or I would sign the word in ASL since I’m bilingual. That was the most embarrassing since people could see me doing that. It does get better though!

      • spicynoodle

        786d

        @morticia_elvira Thank you! I hope it does..

    • Sebby

      787d

      Happens to me, doesn't usually last too long

    • Sunshineseeker90

      787d

      Intrusive thoughts can be common for OCD, so maybe that's why he said that.

    • CactusCat

      787d

      I experience that. Not a ton. Sometimes it drives me crazy, though...and other times it's not as distressing and seems to go away more quickly in those cases.

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