I'm hoping there is someone that can help and answer this question. My son is 19 and is suffering terribly with OCD its ruining his life. He can't work and now he can't leave the house and panics about being left alone. I as his mum and also his dad are trying to support him as best we can, but really have no idea how to. My question is has anyone had any positive outcome with medications? He has started on Lovan 40 mg per day and another medication has been suggested called Abilify. Any thoughts?
Oxazepam - Bad time with OCD. 19 year old suffering and hoping for a miracle with meds?
Question posted by a mum on 18 April 2022
Last updated on 18 April 2022
I am sorry about your what your son is going through.
Yes, medications do work, but they take a bit of time to adjust and start working, usually by the 2nd week there are improvements and for the full therapeutic effects it may take 4 to 8 weeks, so be patient.
Your son may or may not experience potential side effects the first couple of weeks but they do subside in the majority of persons taking medications.
All you can do now is give your son your support and understanding, circumstances will get better do not be discouraged if the meds prescribed do not work the way you expect them to, it is a trial and error until your son finds the right meds.
Lovan is used to treat OCD and Abilify is quite a good med too, I have been on it and it has helped me treat other conditions.
Do not lose your faith, as your son will get better, talking from experience.
All the best to you and your family, masso
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