It's been awhile since I've been on here. My son who lives with OCD graduated from high school in June. I thought this would be a new beginning. Finally he could relax and not worry and stress about school work and grades. I was wrong. He is now stressing on his future and I see his patterns getting worse. The bright side……he is talking about his OCD more than ever and is really trying to understand it and its affect on him. He went to a new doctor the other day to talk about some stomach and acid reflux issues he's been having. The doctor told him it was his Zoloft that was causing the problem, wanted him to quit the Zoloft and go on a different medication. He takes 250mg of Zoloft. YOU JUST DON'T QUIT taking one med and start another. What is this doctor thinking??? Maybe it's my own fear of what will happen. The last time we tried reducing his Zoloft three years ago it had an adverse affect. That's when all the checking and patterns started. He tried a new medication which sent him in to a messed up depression. His old doctor put him back on Zoloft. Zoloft is definitely not doing the trick anymore but you just don't stop taking it. Of course, this has caused my son even more anxiety. This is the down fall to living in a small town with limited resources. I know we are going to get him through this. It's a family effort but I wish just one day to see him at peace. To smile and laugh like he use too.
I finally got him to sign up on this OCD website. I hope he's actually reading the blogs and maybe putting his feelings down as well. I know you have all helped my understand OCD better. He needs to know he's not alone.
God bless you all.