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 hi everyone I am 17 years old and I have severe and anxiety and I’ve had it for eight months now I am on medication for it I’m on Zoloft and I went from 50 mg to 25 mg but leave me for some reason I am having suicidal OCD thoughts and they are very overwhelming I do not want to hold myself in anyway and I have no desire in committing such an act but for some reason I have thoughts like” I want to die” “I don’t  wanna be here” and I have very disturbing images of me harming myself. I HAVE NEVER THOUGHT OF SUICIDE OR HARMING MYSELF BEFORE I HAD SEVERE ANXIETY and I would never want to do such a thing!!!! I believe it is just a fear but my head is making it seem like I want to do it, can anyone please help?????

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    I’m a 16 year old also suffering with OCD, I have previously thought about suicide and felt like there is know way out and I know how that feels, I’m also on meds and I’ve been on sertraline for about three weeks now and my emotions are up and down, I will sometimes have bad and then good days, suicidal thoughts can happen when you start medication or even if you’re been in them for a while, I’m not a doctor but it’s just what I’ve read on the leaflet, I’m always here if you need to talk and it would be nice to talk to someone who is going through the same thing, just know that your not alone and things get better, think positively, it is possible it could just be you thinking to much into this, I do the same thing, my mind convinces me I’m things that I’m not, that’s how OCD works or adleast my OCD works. I really wish you the best and remember your not alone, please message me if you need to. It’s best to talk to someone and i will listen to you. And remember OCD isn’t anything to be embarrassed about. If you want my number or snapchat etc you only need to ask smile have a good day

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    This happens to me sad I know how hard it is truly I do. Mine gets so bad that I get adrenaline running through my entire body and I get so scared. It’s petrifying. My head gets hot and I get such bad feelings and intrusive thoughts. But with the right medication, and I started seeing a counselor, it gets manageable. I promise. Sometimes I have awful days, but you will have good days as well, so hang in there.
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    Hello Jasmine

    I do hope u have been getting a few helpful replies here!

    I'm thinking "maybe" your harmful thoughts could possibly be triggered by the withdrawal side affects of tapering off your medication as that can be experienced by some people!

    If u are feeling it's too much or at risk u have to make contact with you Doctor or Mental Health Services!

    I got into daily physical exercise when my anxiety was severe which even so it was hard it definitely helped!

    Yoga classes that include relaxation helped me too!

    Hope things get better for you! :-)

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    I’m a 16 year old girl also suffering with OCD and I also take medication for this, I know that suicidal thoughts can be a side effect or withdrawal symptoms, just know that you have people here to talk to and I’m here if you ever need to talk,  it also could be you thinking to much into this or thinking about it to much that your having these thoughts that’s sometimes how OCD works, just distract yourself and talk to your gp, we are all here to support you.

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