I have been on Prozac for almost a month now, and I am very pleased with the results. I still have OCD symptoms, but they are not as overwhelming. Also, the depression that I was feeling as a result of the OCD has lessened significantly. For a while, I was considering dropping out because school has been the main source of my anxiety. Now, I feel like I'm finally in control of my mind, and nothing seems as terrible as it did before.

There was one day last week where I was completely not myself. I am always very on topof all of my homework, studying, and assignments, butthat changed lastweek. Monday night, it didn't even occur to me to complete my assignments or study for a quiz that I had the next day. I justcompletely forgot, which likeI said, is not like me at all. I didn'teven realize my slip-up until the next day, but everything still managed to work out. I crammed for the quiz for about 5 minutes and got a 100, and I was able to make up the homework assignment. Usually this wouldhave completely freaked me out, but Iwas just able to roll with the punches. I talked tomy psychiatrist about this, and he said that it wascompletely normal. He said that a lot of people have a little period of time like this because the anxiety thatis usually their main motivatorhas subsided some, so they have to find a new way to motivatethemselves.This is thestage I am in right now. This probably isn't the best timing, sinceI have 5 finals and one paper within the next week, but I'm okay with it. For once, I'm not overwhelmed by everything, and I have a positive outlook.

My symptoms are not completely gone, but they have subsided enough to where I finally feel like I'm in control of my life again. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  1. sdluna 10 years ago

    That's awesome!!!  I'm so glad you gave it some time to work and you're feeling the benefits:)

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  2. Bella87 10 years ago

    Hi there,

    That is great news. I feel like I can relate to you as I found univeristy so overwhelming with the OCD and I dropped out. At that time I was not on medication. Recently I have changed medications and I feel the same as you – the OCD symptoms are still there but I dont care as much in a good way :).

    Bella 🙂

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