i have always suffered from anxeity and probably slight ocd sympotoms but in the past two months it has taken an awful turn for the worse. My amazing life has turned into a everyday living turmoil. I have never expierenced this and im looking for support, i have had numerous intrusive thoughts in this time it has varied from hurting the ones i love, to myself, to being skitzo. It is literally tearing my life apart. I am seeing a therapist who reassures me weekly that this is just ocd, and last week started on 12.5 mg of zoloft, today i start 25mg. I m very afraid to take medicine so i feel i am questioning every intrusive thought to make sure this is not something i secretly want deep down inside. Medicine would never make me act on these thoughts or loose control right?? really looking for some positive sucess stories and support, thank you
18 Sep 2012
Hello no more ocd, welcome to the site. OCD is the (my own point of view) the most difficult of the psychatric conditions to treat. Zoloft is used more often today in the treatment of OCD than ever before Since you were having these thoughts before beginning Zoloft, I am fairly certain that the Zoloft is not the culprit. Thier are other drugs that can be used along with Zoloft to help you with your thoughts, of harming others or self harm. (anti psychotics) Zoloft is used more often today in OCD than ever before. Simple reason being its success rate in helping to treat the rituals, daily repetitive time consuming, senseless behaviour that consume a person. OCD can be treated but thier is no cure. However, OCD can and is through drug therapy made manageable to the person/patient having the condition. If you believe that you are going to act out your thoughts, notify your doctor/therapist. Regards pledge
7 Oct 2012
no more ocd... I would realy like to talk to you, my life has suddenly turned into hell. I cant even leave the couch, i feel like the worst person in the world! I could realy use some support from someone going thought the same thing. I was just given zoloft but im too scared to take it incase it make me lose control. please let me know!
18 Sep 2012
Hello No More OCD, you just received a very good answer. The fear you are having may seem overwhelming. I wish to assure you that as long as you know that it is not real, you are not crazy. it is a battle you can survive.
Should you feel very frightened with where your thoughts are taking you and they become too strong, please consider going to a hospital and spending some time to feel safe and get methods that will help you get through this. your psychiatrist ought to be able to guide you. this can be a very smart move, and many here will tell you it can be life saving. Best of all it is in your control!
Be careful not to drink alcohol or do any recreational drugs at this time like pot, uppers, pain meds, ecstasy, whatever is out there. it could cause great damage to you or others. Ok? You will make it through this time. Don't hesitate to call your doctor when it is too much. That is what they are there for. Night or day, right? I truly hope that you can make progress toward a better life. You are young and much remains for you to do.
Take the Zoloft as prescribed. It takes time to work and it will slowly improve your mood. I have taken it and it was a very good thing to do as i felt so much better. My thoughts became happier and less worrisome. In the mean time, remember that you are not alone and there is help for you. Karen
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