I have a strange phobia/habit not really sure what to call it.

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I suffer from sweaty feet and hands I always have done so I am always wearing socks. I have to change my socks 4-5 times a day so I started buying just plain black trainer socks to make it easier to pair them back up. Only all the packs of socks I've bought are different. I can't wear the socks because they're never a proper pair so I end up changing them over and over again until they both feel exactly the same. I find myself wasting a lot of time doing this and I don't know why I do it. I irritate myself by doing this but I just feel stressed and uncomfortable if the socks do not feel the sAme. Is there any thing I could do to stop myself?

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    Hi Laura, really don't have an answer about sweaty hands and feet. Maybe some anxiety issues or I really don't know. Talk to your GP. The second part about wearing the socks maybe some kind of compulsive disorder. Again I am not a doctor as this is what I would recommend to you is to see one. Good luck.
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    Thanks for your reply. I'll make an appointment with my gp.
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    Sweaty hands and feet were on Embarrassing Bodies and it was sorted out medically.

    The sock thing is OCD and needs to be addressed.

    Best wishes

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    There are several possibilities one of which is OCD - obsessive/compulsive behaviour. This is not easy to cope with so the sooner you see your GP the better; get the GP to refer you to a specialist because you need help asap to stop it getting worse. I hope it is not OCD and there is a simpler answer but you need help now.
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