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Counting Syllables

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I do that too. I always take two or three letters of words until I run out of letters, and then I get upset when the number isn't even. I thought I was the only one who does this.. I also have a therapist but I have no idea how to tell her about it. 

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Just found this forum and I do the same, counting syllables, letters, song words, adding figures over and over.  My twist is I count with my jaws/teeth (not on my fingers) using the formats on dice (particularly the 5) to make things fit into patterns.  I was up most of last night adding things to add up to $125.  Never l knew others did this same crazy thing.  OCD - who would have guessed it?

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I used to have to count corners and clench my jaw with each number when I was 7 or 8.   Now I'm 35, and I have to sound out syllables from tv, songs, conversations, everything, while moving my fingers and toes like I'm playing piano. I notice it's been getting increasingly worse the older I get, more frequent.  

I was hoping it was tardive diskonesia, but from the rest of these posts, I'm guessing it's OCD?

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I also count things often. Syllables in words, especially. I also count things in groups of six, and frequently re-read the last six words of a sentence or paragraph. LoL. Weird, I know, but I do it all the time. It doesn't hinder my ability to comprehend what I read, it's almost second nature at this point. Oh well.

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On 4/27/2012 at 12:58 PM, JOYCICLE said:

SEA ! 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 !

4 cheers, has to be an even number 😎

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I have to do everything in multiples of 8. Like, adjusting the volume on the TV. My wife deliberately turns it up to 15, then 17, because it amuses her when I freak out. 

If multiples of 8 aren't possible, then multiples of 4 will do in a pinch. And for the love of God, if even that's not possible, at least make it an even number you monster!! 

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