I dealt with this knowledge and tried to be "normal". I was given a series of different medications to help with my problem. I was reintroduced to therapy. I developed extreme anxiety and depression. Phobias had come into my life and decided to stay. I missed so much school from anxiety attacks that I had to be tutored.
Fast forward to today. I am thirty three. The only medication that ever worked for me has been deemed dangerous past a certain dosage. Anything under my dosage doesn't work for me so I stopped taking it. I don't recommend any one else do that, but for me it was the only option. I still have the phobias,fear of germs,and the "voice". I am able to function well at this point. I just am aware of them more now. I am a mother of two wonderful sons. I have a terrific husband, who in my opinion deserves a medal for putting up with me. Life is good. Not many people know of my condition. It is not like I have a banner on my head that says mental case. I thought I would just make a list of my phobias and OCD fears. Please comment and list yours. Warning some of them are ridiculous but what can you do?
Rabbits- hate them ew ew ew.
Germs- self explanatory
Elevators-falling in an elevator
Things that automatically tick me off, apparently I also have a hatred of sounds (misophonia)
Seriously I want to punch the offender that makes these sounds around me
Crackling of bags- especially at the movies. Just get the damn candy out of the bag already!
Swishy mouth sounds
Clicking mints on your teeth and then making sucking sounds-UGH!