... lessen but they keep coming back. I take 80 mg of prozac and I feel like im getting worse. I always have thoughts of the worst case scenario for almost every situatuion involving someone injuring or hurting themselves, or me being hurt on the job. The two main thoughts that cause my anxiety and obsessions are the fear of being shocked and working on ladders. When I work with these things on the job I have no problems, but alone at home I always think what is the worst that can happen with electricity and heights I didn't have a problem before when I first started in my trade but now it affects my life and my work performance. does any one have any coping strategies to help overcome my thoughts and overcome the fears I have just explained. do I need to try a different medicine
My ocd was really worse when I was in my teens and very early 20's. I believe it may be caused from separation anxiety and overly religious parents. Try using logic and saying to yourself, ok, I have made it to age x and not gotten shocked and I am dilligent about safety precautions, so, I am not gonna get shocked. I think it would help you to go to group or individual counseling. You may need your meds changed and that should be left up to the doctor. See if you can find a psychiatrist in your area that specializes in OCD and go see them. It is a really common condition, but, It is when we let it rule our lives that we get in trouble so to speak. Time and logic helps.
Pattishan61 is right, you'd probably benefit from OCD group therapy and even talking to a psychiatrist. He/she may even be able to prescribe something for you that will work better than the Prozac. Just be honest with him/her and they will do what he/she can to help you. Good luck.
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