... with anybody who can relate to what I am saying. I am 24 & have had OCD for as long as I can remember.. It honestly has been the pain of my life. I don't even know where to begin with it, anyway I finally went to the doctors about it 6 months or so ago and they prescribed me with 50 mg sertaline, upped to 100 mg a day after two weeks. It has helped quite abit but the OCD is still clearly there! It's like I can't control my thoughts and it drives me mad sometimes. I try telling myself "it's just OCD" blah blah blah and before I know it me reminding me of this has then become a repetitive thought and I find myself repeating the same things in my head over and over again! I have had OCD in so many different traits. I have worried on occasions that I am going totally insane but reaserch and speaking to a counsellor have agreed that it is OCD. The doctors referred me to the counsellor and to be honest from seeing her a couple of times I didn't really gain much, I don't know what the next step is? Do I go back to the doctors and see about upping the doseage... I hate the thought of relying on tablets but if it's gonna help me at the moment then so be it... If I was free of this my life would be perfect I just feel it's holding me back so much and it is so frustrating!!! Any comments are much appreciated
J; I think I would go back to the doctor and see if a dose increase is what you need and let the doctor know about the therapist and it's not helping. And positive thinking and reminding yourself what is going on there is nothing wrong with that. And there are a lot of options for medication for OCD these days so don't worry about it. you can always try something else later and start to face the fact this is a chemical imbalance and you well be taking medication for a long time or forever but would you rather see or deal with the OCD or take a few pills in the morning And live a normal life don't give up on what works You have to think of this illness the same as yu would a heart condition or blood pressure etc stop beating yourself up. And see your doctor. Chuck1957
dowdow; Great job getting to see a doctor and yes you are right the generic lexapro is the one that can give you some side effect for a wk or two but also you can see some improvement. You just have to stick with it. And see how it does and the doctor well increase the dose as you go along. The Gabapentin should not cause so much problems most do pretty well on it and it does not have to build up as long in your system. let me know how it is going after you have been on them for a while. chuck1957
I'm 24 as well and I was diagnosed with OCD over a year ago.. I had terrible intrusive thoughts, I reached a suicidal point because I felt I couldn't live with myself anymore.. The best thing I ever did was ask for help. I was started on Zoloft and went to Cognitive Behavior Therapy.. I hated having to take meds to survive the day..but i have learnt to deal. My family doesnt really get it, and they think i dont need the zoloft, but, its because of the zoloft that my mind is not running around in circles all day.
You have your bad days occasionally.. It's okay, everyone has them. You will make it through.
Only issue I'm having is that I'm starting to have my OCD thoughts come back cos my dose was increased to 150mg 6 weeks ago.
If anyone knows if this is normal.. Please let me know.
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