Has anyone taken any meds that have helped to relieve their ocd symptoms.  I have taken two different meds.  The first one I took made my symptoms a lot worse.  The second one I took for a few months was called seratraline (spelling?) and it made me less anxious and scared but did not really do anything for my ocd symptoms.


  Things have gotten a lot worse for me in the past few months.  I can not seem to stop worrying.  Over half of my day is consumed by unwanted thoughts that disgust me, make me feel ashamed and want to avoid people.  I feel powerless to control my own thoughts.  The thoughts I have are NOT my beliefs, nor do I approve of them.  I feel like a nice person who is made to look like a bad person by ocd.  I just wish I could get in a time machine and go back to being the person I was before I had to deal with all of this.  Sometime I hardly recognize the person I am.  The main thing I want is to be able to be a more “normal” person like I was before.  I know that I have been through a lot during my life but wish it did not have to come back and haunt me.  Having OCD is in a way having to deal with two bad monsters.  One of them that keeps taunting you and causing you to dwell on your past.  And the other making you have thoughts that are not true and are really bad.  I want to stop being a disappointment and failure in my life to my family and to myself.


  Sorry to go on so much about this, but it is my hope that someone on here may be able to shed some light on ways to make things better maybe with medication.  Honestly, I will do anything to get my life back.  If I don’t take action now I am scared it will get worse or be too late.  

  1. thewillow 13 years ago

     hey honey, firstly I wanna ask if you're in CBT because CBT is essential. *HUGS*

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  2. ancientgeekcrone 13 years ago

    If the meds don't work, may I recommend a book called  BRAIN LOCK.  See, if it helps.  It has helped quite a few on this site.

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