1 pointWell, I just came on here because I'm having the exact same symptoms and voila...your post and the responses just came up. So...at least you know you are not alone.
1 pointSEA ! I did that for year and years and years and sometimes letters too. And did you find that when it came to a word like you're , you might break it into YOU ARE to fit it into the pattern easier? Like I had to end on 5, 10 , 15 etc. Had to be a full hand or ........idk.......just had to be . So I might even add an imaginary 'the' or 'and' to make the pattern work. WOW do I sound like a loser just now. But I've never EVER heard anyone else say they counted syllables. THREE CHEERS FOR US !