Hello everyone! I don't come on this site much because I usually go to the ocd site, Anyways, besides suffering from depression, I also have ocd and anxiety-panic. I went to work this week on Monday and Tuesday, I have been off of work since wednsday of this week. I have been having a really tough time going to work in the morning because my anxiety and worry is at its worst in the morning. It has gotten really tough to get through my days at work because of my ocd and anxiety, which leads me to feel depressed.
I am going to go to the doctor tommorrow to see if he can suggest any other types of medication to help. I currently take 40mgs of Lexapro and also .5 mgs of clonazepam for the anxiety. I usually take about 2 mg a day of clonazepam for the anxiety. The doc suggested he might have something stronger to help me with the anxiety-panic in the mornings. I think my depression and anxiety get worse because of my ocd, which gets pretty bad at times.
I was on anafranil for the ocd before I switched to the lexapro and I think that may have helped me a little more, so I might ask to go back on it for the ocd. I am constantly obsessing and worrying about something. I have had a little bit of a sore throat so I worry I might have throat cancer. It just never ends and then I get more depressed from the ocd. Thank goodness I have FMLA for work because I feel like I need to get this under control before I can go back to work. I am supposed to go back this Monday. I hope I can but i'm not sure yet. I just feel so sad sometimes because it's hard to focus on the good things in life when I feel this way. I just want to feel better but it can be so hard sometimes when I'm feeling this way. I just hope there's someone out there that can somewhat relate and hopefully offer some support and advice. take care and have a good rest of the day! Justin