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I've been stuck with debilitating OCD since I was 20. I'm about 32 now. I was on zoloft which took the edge off of it. Then about 3 years ago, the medication stopped working. Things started happening that made my brain re assure itself that it was right. It's almost all "If you do (insert here), some (insert terrible thing) will happen."
It latched onto everything I put my life into. Everything I've always enjoyed doing for my entire life I cannot do anymore. I think it caused depression in the progress. I still feel a complete disconnection with everything. I miss doing what I enjoy, and I have a severe longing for my younger days.
As for treatment, I went to my doctor. He switched me from zoloft to paxil and then celexa and the luvox. They didn't help. So I stopped them all together. I went thru a long drawn out withdrawal before settling with not being on these medications. Not being on these medications feels no different than being on them, there's just the plus of no side effects.
I attempted other forms of therapy. No help.
I really just want to go back to enjoying my hobbies without a looming "You can't do this or else." Maybe if that can happen I'll be able to get my life back on track.
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