I am looking for advice. In my teens and twentys I was a counter and a "huffer". I managed to get over those tendencies as I grew older. As I grew older my only problem became "checking". With the help of a friend with a psychology degree I was able to help myself with most of the checking, such as making sure the stove and iron were off, by saying out loud that the appliance was off when I walked away. I still have problems at work with checking and it mainly involves when I have to work with numbers. I sometimes work with real estate closings (I work for a lawyer) and I become so paranoid that I have miscalculated figures on a settlement statement and it will cause the client to have to pay additional monies after the closing is done. To date this has never happened, but I remain afraid that I will make a mistake and I dwell on it until every bill from the closing has been paid off and I verify with the payee that all is well. Has anyone else dealt with obsessions for perfection? I can't take meds. I tried Lexapro, but got dreadfully sick after just one 5mg pill, so I would like to handle this without meds. Thanks.
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