I have anxiety/ocd. my ocd is mostly obsessive thinking but I also check a lot. I'm trying to find the best way to deal with this all. It's been years. My doctor gave me burspar but it didn't do much and made me feel weird zombie like I guess. Any advice?
I have OCD too. I took Zoloft for about a year between "98"-'99". It did help.But I had it pretty bad back then But it did'nt help at all with anxiety. What finally helped me more than medication was therapy. And if it's not too, too bad, I've heard from some that did not have to go to a Psychiatrist,but could utilize group therapy,which is alot of times free. You just have to find the group. You can do that by calling your local community mental health clinic if that's available to you. Or, maybe a combination of a med,and these groups .It just depends on the severity of your OCD.If you live in a small community that certainly limits your resources though. A lot of therapists have these group therapies as well. They charge a small fee,around 35.00 or so,which is more likely to be available in small rural areas.
Also churches offer programs that are totally free,but you have to call around to find them.Methodist churches would be your best starting place for that.And you don't have to go to that or any church to participate.Hope this gives you a starting place.
Hi, Mirtazipine is also a good medication used to treat OCD, and in turn, anxiety. Counselling/therapy is really effective for people who suffer with OCD. That alongside the medication, as already suggested, can make a world of difference! Being able to discuss your symptoms and get professional feedback about how to deal with them is priceless. If you can locate somewhere nearby, i would definitely put this at the top of the list for treatment of OCD.
Hi jc191. The answer I give you will be from clinicians, not me. I don't have ocd to the extent it would be called that. I've seen many people who have ocd, and I think I have a little understanding of the disorder. I'm certainly not a Doctor, so please keep this in mind. I have severe anxiety, as you probably have. I'm going to give you a list of medications that may be used for ocd and anxiety. There's a lot more medications for anxiety and ocd than I mentioned. The two main treatments that are used for ocd and anxiety are "Psychotherapy" and "Medication." The drugs used for ocd, in in no particular order, are Prozac, Zoloft, Venlafaxine, Anaframil, and sometimes anti-psychotics. It 's also good to have Cognitve Behavioral Therapy because it works better than medications alone.
The medications recommended for anxiety are, Antarax, Ativan, BusSpar, and Catapres. I pray you find a solution to medications and the treatment you need to overcome ocd and anxiety. Their both terrible. God bless you, Anna
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