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Have any of you tried medications for OCD? I’m not one to go for meds usually, I like to stay the natural route. But my therapist suggested I look into it. Is there a medication that works well for you? Or one that you didn’t like at all? And if you’re not taking any medications, do you have any suggestions on management naturally?

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    • Elizabunny

      789d

      @emmacs I started Prozac about two months ago and it's helped a lot with my intrusive thoughts but it's made my compulsions worse

    • MisterShadow

      790d

      I will also add that what works for one person,may not do a thing for the other so it may take time to find the right one for you.

    • MisterShadow

      790d

      Natural route seems appealing,BUT, it's advisable to seek help (a combination of meds + therapy) to fully explore all your options. as someone that has suffered many lifetimes over from OCD,i know exactly what you are experiencing,and it's a nightmare,with (personally) not many that understood,or cared to..... . i take 200mg of sertraline(zoloft) every day,and it works well. nothing will kill the symptoms totally,but medication can really change your life/stress level.

    • Luciel

      790d

      as others will say, it’s about finding what works for you. There’s a valid concern about modern medicine but it’s sometimes just something that you’ll need, and how doctors need to prescribe them to you is to see if the pros outweigh the side effects (at least mine does that, it’s a good rule I believe).

    • Luciel

      790d

      Taking prozac (fluoxetine) and it’s very dependent on you as a person and the dosage, but it seems like its a common SSRI and since I never was given meds before for anything I started out super low (10mg, thx mom) which didnt do anything and now I’m at 30mg. Its genuinely helped me with my thoughts and while it’s still lingering sometimes (like in public) it’s not as severely debilitating as it used to be 24/7. A good bit of the lingering is just habits and behaviors too, but I’m hoping to up it to 40mg if it doesnt stop.

    • Justinerosexx

      790d

      Just started Luvox for mine.

    • urmoms0ckedmeoff

      790d

      medicines are tricky. you need to know that there’s side effects that come with them and it’s not the only step in getting better. medicines can help out so much, but some can also make symptoms a bit worse. it’s all about finding the right one 💕

    • localesbian420

      791d

      ive also tried nearly every ssri as well, but fluoxetine worked wonders for me for about 7 years but eventually my body got used to it. i’ve tried zoloft, wellbutrin, and luvox and had very poor side effects. but now i’m taking duloxetine and it works AMAZINGLY!

    • Ruthann

      791d

      I was put on almost any ssri you can think of. I've never felt truly at peace until I was prescribed Wellbutrin. Changed my life.

    • emmacs

      791d

      i have tried just about every SSRI (which is typically what doctors start with) but i found that Luvox, which is a little different, has helped me the most

      • Elizabunny

        789d

        @emmacs I started Prozac about two months ago and it's helped a lot with my intrusive thoughts but it's made my compulsions worse

      • Ruthann

        791d

        @emmacs Luvox was actually the one that was the worst for me! So interesting

        • localesbian420

          791d

          @Ruthann that’s so strange, luvox was the worst for me too! my psychiatrist said if it works, it works GREAT, but if you have a poor reaction then it can have really negative side effects

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