my stress an OCD and ADHD has been out of control for the last month.I have always had these problems but they became much worse after something traumatic happened to my family members.I found myself picking at my leg to the point of making it infected. Did anybody else have any significant change to their OCD and picking issues from this medicine?
Sertraline - Did anyone have such bad OCD they found themselves picking at parts of their body?
- 6 Sep 2013 by Trying710
- 26 May 2015
- depression, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), social anxiety disorder, sertraline, anxiety and stress
There is a form of OCD called Skin Picking Disease I once read. It's time to see your doctor - you might need something to help you relax to get past this time. Do you have a therapist, clergy or trusted friend you could talk to work this through? Seems that this was triggered by this traumatic event. Please take care and get that infection taken care of. Regards - EJ23
I am new to this site. I see this question is from 2013 but I hope someone will see my post. I didn't know there was a term for what I am dealing with for that past few months. I started picking st a rash ( presumably from a reaction to a new lotion I was using) and I couldn't leave it alone. It is severe on the side of my neck and upper back. I itch and pick until it bleeds, I get so mad at myself. I do it all the time now and the areas have begun to scar. I pick the scars until they bleed. I am an anxious person anyhow, but since my hip surgery in April, it became almost compulsive. Could this be related to pain medication? I know I have been worried about being off work during recovery from surgery, but my boss is very understanding. Thank you in advance for anyone's thoughts or suggestions.
I don't have OCD, but have you seen your doctor about this? If not, give him/her a call and explain what's going on. Perhaps you need a different med than Sertraline. I know it's embarrassing for you, but if you want it to stop you're going to have to see someone about it. My husband has the picking problem, and actually got a really bad infection on his arm from it. He came with me to one of my doctor's appointments, and while we were there, I told our doctor. He was furious at me, but she was very worried about the infection, and put him on antibiotics. If nothing else, he stopped picking for a while, (and stayed angry at me for a couple days) but he got the infection treated. Men are funny creatures when it comes to doctors.
Please give your doctor a call and deal with the problem.
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