Ocd, anxiety, and depression

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i have recently found out I am borderline cod, have moderate anxiety, and suffered depression for over 20 years. Is anyone taking anything for anxiety ? And does it work ?.

is there any ocd groups in Warwickshire, how have others coped with it? Major anxiety about going away and putting of packing for 3 weeks away.

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    I am better than ever after being on anti represents for years due to many thing and maybe just in my genes. I heard to take vitamin B3 and the multi vitamin B gets rid of depression. I have to say it is brilliant and any one suffering mental conditions should take it. I am still taking 100 mg of Sertraline but personally I don't think this has helped but no other anti depressant helped until t took the B3 and the Multi vitamin B as this is the the vitamin that makes all the vitamins work.   
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    Hi I don't know if this will help for you but when I get really anxious and panicky I use Bach Rescue Pastilles the soothing Pastilles these help me calm down taking one of these you can also get drops of these to and many other different ways to help you but I hope it helps smile
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      Never thought of the homeopathic ways , other than reiki. Which had this morning and confirmed everything my therapist has said. Are they expensive? Willing to give things a try to alleviate this anxiety and other symptoms. Thanks for replying
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      There not to bad a price I ordered mine from Amazon they were £4. Something but I recommend search them on Amazon and eBay to see what other prices you can get them from I take mine to work as well quite easily fit into a bag or anything to take with you anywhere, I got recommended them by a friend and they have done very well for me obviously they won't work for everybody but I think anything is worth a go hope they work for you if you want anything else please don't hesitate to ask smile
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    Anti-depressants have really helped me to cope with my anxiety, I have Escitalopram and they're really good. The first week after you start taking them, yo may feel a little bit worse but thats just because they take a couple of weeks to kick in. Have you had any CBT?
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      Yes having CBT at the moment, but found it tough going, I personally found CBT to aggressive and it opened too many boxes and didn't know what to do? Have had 4 CBT sessions for help coping with the anxiety and ocd while we are away then got to wait for counselling through the Iapt team when we get back. I'm on 30 grams citalopram and been offered buspar for the anxiety alone, which seriously considering, especially while we are away from home for 3 weeks. Thanks for rlpyong to the question
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      I would try the buspar if you think that would help, it may make you feel calmer knowing that you can have that on your holiday. One thing that I like to tell myself when I feel anxious or think Im going to have a panic attack is 'I've got through 100% of my panic attacks'. Even when you have a panic attack, you get through it, it doesn't last forever. CBT was really helpful for me, I tried exposure therapy with my counsellor, have you tried that? What kind of things have you done in CBT?
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      Ocd exposure, relaxation, talking. May go back for CBT at some point. Come so far, just need to try and enjoy how far I have got, before the counselling side starts. Fingers crossed I won't have to wait to long for the counselling.
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