when does it ever end with anxiety and ocd?

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When does it get better with ocd and anxiety, I have had anxiety for years with obsessional intrusive thoughts and just been put on

Fluoxetine after trying citalopram and fluvoxamine, I feel terrible all the time. Wake up with anxiety every morning, fed up of these thoughts I don't want to have they make me feel anxious. And like a bad person, will they ever go away? Had 2 cbt appts up to now,

Sometimes I want to curl up in a ball and

Die! I feel so guilty my children having a

Mother like me for thinking horrible

Things and being this way all the time,

Just want to be normal like most people.

I cant help worrying I am going to be like this

Forever and if I am how will I cope?

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    Hi donna! Unfortunately with medication, its trial and error. In my experience it's taken me years to finally get close to managing my anxiety. i'm not quite there yet but close. I kept going to my psychiatrist and telling him, It's not working. We made many changes before I got to where I am. My thoughts exhausted me and were taking over my life. There is hope so please hang in there! They will go away, just keep telling your doctor exactly how you feel. I would remind myself, this is my life and I have to take control of how I'm feeling. I don't suffer from OCD I don't think. Don't take meds for it so can't give you my thoughts on that. All I can say is....don't give up! You'll get to a good place. best of luck! Hugs!
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    IT SEEMS TO ME THAT A BIT OF COUNCILING MIGHT HELP YOU I AM HAVING IT THROUGH R.A.M.H.  RECOVERY AGAINST MENTAL HEALTH IF THERE IS A GROUP LIKE THEM NEAR YOU TRY IT,I AM WITH THEM AT THE MOMENT I HAVE HAD 2 SESSIONS WITH THEM ON A ONE ON ONE BASIS WITCH I THINK IS BETTER THAN GROUP COUNCILLING BECAUSE ALL THAT STUFF THAT IS BUILDING UP INSIDE YOU WONT GO AWAY UNLESS YOU HAVE SOMEWHERE TO GO AND TALK ABOUT THEM TAKING ALL THESE DIFFERENT ANTI-DEPPRESSENTS ETC DIDNT HELP ME MUCH BECAUSE I HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM AS WELL BUT GETTING COUNCILLING AND LETTING IT ALL OUT WITH NO HOLDING BACK MAKES YOU FEEL THAT MUCH BETTER INSIDE ITS ONLY A SUGGESTION I AM GIVING TO YOU BUT TRUST ME IT DOES HELP
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    YES. It will get better! 

    I've been struggling with depression and anxiety for the last 9  months since my AD of 8 years suddenly decided to poop out and not work anymore. 

    It took quite a while, but since last week I might have found the right "cocktail" that works for me. 

    While Medication (the RIGHT medication) is super important, I keep hearing that more than 50% is CBT DBT. Therapy. Changing the way your brain works is possible, but you have to practice every day.

    For me it is mindfulness meditation and hypnosis therapy as well as weekly appointments with my Psychologist.

    And believe me - everything you are feeling sounds very very very familiar. Been through probably all of those. You think it will never end, but it will. Promise! It can actually happen from one day to the next. 

    For me the change came with going off Fluoxetine and instead trying Sertraline and Buboprion (Wellbutrin) with Clonazepam for the Anxiety and Zopiclone for sleep. Then I added mirtazapine for better sleep and also as AD. A month later I went off Sertraline and Mirtazapine and instead I am now on 

    Wellbutrin (Antidepressant)

    Clonazepam (Anti-Anxiety)

    Trintellix/Brintellix (vortioxetine) as Antidepressant

    and 2.5 mg Zolpidem for sleep

    It seems that this combo is good for me. But time will tell. 

    Sometimes meds work for 10 years. sometimes they poop out after 3 yrs. 

    in any case - you will try a few until you suddenly one morning wake up and feel a tiny bit better. And the next day another tiny bit. And suddenly you realize you feel "like yourself again".... 

    I hope this will be soon Donna! 

    Hugs

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      Your reply was great mermaid! You are right...it will get better and it changes from one day to the next. You reminded me of my experiences and even a very recent one. I never thought i'd get over something and it happened from one day to the next. These forum have helped me along with my meds and therapy. Thank you!
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