I'm 20 years old and what I'm about to tell you has been happening since I was 12 or 13 from what I can remember.
Basically my problem is, is that whenever I'm relaxing at home and just watching T.V. or surfing on the internet or maybe just sitting down and reading, I feel the need to stop whatever thing I'm doing and walk around the house.
I don't touch anything or whatever, like the symptoms of OCD suggest would happen if I had it.
I just walk.
Well and I also talk to myself while I do it.
And I don't realize that I'm talking and walking until I go back to sit down and figure out what exactly I was doing before I got the urge to get up and walk.
The reason why it's becoming a problem is that it's starting to slip into my public life such as work and school.
All of sudden I would get up to go do something such as get something from the office closet or get my paper back from the teacher and my mind drifts off and I'm talking out loud to myself.
It's caused quite a few embarassments but I've been able to play it off as I thought someone was talking to me even though I know full well that I was just talking to myself.
I feel incredibly worried that something may be wrong with me.
My mom says I just have too much energy and that sitting down all day at work and school is supressing my need to let out my energy.
But I excercise, go out with friends, go to concerts and all sorts of activities and yet I feel there is not a day that I haven't done this walking thing since I was 12.
I heard about a disorder like this once when I was taking a psychology class in college but because it's been so long I can't remember what it was.
Does anyone have any idea on what this could be?
I'm not looking for any answers to cure it. Just an identification.
I feel if I could identify it and then research it and talk to a doctor about, maybe then I can feel better about it.
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