With my OCD I already have thoughts I can't controll and I want more than anything to start my medicine and see if it helps me but I'm scared to take my medicine because once I start the medicine I feel like I will "make myself believe" I'm having a side affect when its all in my head. Possible side affect of suicidal thoughts is scary to me and I have a battle with myself every night to take the medicine but I dont because im scared.
Bkat; So sorry for your problems I can understand to a point,You just have to trust yourself and your doctor.I have seen so many people do so well on fluvoxamine that after a while you would not even know they had OCD It's good that you know that your mind just might make you feel like your having side effects when your not. I used to dispense a lot of this medication and never seen any go off of it due to side effects.This is a problem with given the patient to much info.when many times those side effects never happened to that medication but one similar.But by law they have to list it. What I do is I don't read them anymore.And just take my medication I know you want to feel better.set a date to start it,And know that there are going to be a few minor side effects but they well pass in a short time.and you have a great chance of feeling better in a matter of a couple of weeks to a month or so.I know its a problem for you and can understand but if you don't take the medication your doctor prescribed for you your going to get stuck in this rut Understand that over half of this problem is unfounded fears we have a diease just like if it were any other one and have to treat it.Please if this continues your going to have to talk with the doctor about it.Depression is very rare to increase on this one and some day you well be laughing about how scared you were to take the medications.Try to set a date and no matter what take it.Please trust me I have been in this spot too.But it won't help sitting in the bottle.You have a great chance of it helping just by taking it and try to think of other things.Positive and that used to bring you any kind of joy.force these thoughts into your head and think of it as a new begging of a better life.You owe yourself that.good luck you can do it stop reading all about it until you think you might be getting something from it. Please let us know how you are doing.life well be okay again.Chuck1957
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