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Old 07-03-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
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Finally told my wife !!

Well everybody, I finally broke down and told my wife about my OCD. She did notice things through the years we have been together, but did not suspect OCD, or at least not to the degree I have it. I really worked hard at hiding it.
She was extremely understanding, but I know she does not understand exactly the effects and how serious it is.
Next step, telling my doctor and getting treated.
Does medication stop the obsessive thoughts ???? Do most doctors prescribe meds or do they refer you to a phychiatrist who does. What can I expect ?
Please reply.


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Old 07-03-2004, 04:50 PM   #2
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Re: Finally told my wife !!


Congratulations on telling your wife.

I know in the UK, if you see your GP he/she will usually prescribe medication for you, or maybe set u up with a therapist first and then talk about medication. Most SSRI's are good at surpressing the obsessions ..... but sometimes it can be hit and miss with finding the right med for you. You've just got to keep trying though.

Take care and well done again.


Old 07-04-2004, 03:52 PM   #3
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antidepressant meds often help, so does learning how to relax

at the risk of stating the obvious, OCD is caused by anxiety so reducing your anxiety helps a lot

books on overcoming OCD have helpful advice

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