I'm so happy to find you. I am from Kyrgyz Republic, but now I live in Prague. I count the syllables and letters of words on my fingers from 6-7 years when just beginning to learn numbers. There are softening letters in Russian, and if I don't like the construction of the word, I add this softening letter to fill the hand. For example the word: Enter. I just add softening letter to every letter and there is a full hand. if the whole hand is not full, I feel uncomfortable. When I came to Prague, I became very squeamish. I can cry if someone leaves the dishes overnight.
I always thought it was an internal habit of mine and I shouldn't tell anyone. I am 17 y.o. and I still count. I just found out about OCD and I'm scared.