Hello, new here...and a question
I've had OCD/anxiety/phobia for quite a whole, to the point where at one point it was debilitating and severely restricted my life. My main fear through most of this was an extreme fear of vomiting and nausea.
I've since, for the most part, gotten over the vomiting phobia. I've had many other obsessions though, ranging from biting the inside of my cheeks, getting in a severe car accident, thinking there were tremors in my face, public embarrasment, etc, etc, etc. Too many to list, really.
My latest obsession is a fear of knives. Anyone else have this? this just started a week ago...and it's been scaring me ever since. Basically, I'll see a kitchen knife, and I'll imagine it maiming me, cutting my eye, something gruesome like that.
I am going to see my therapist and schedule an appointment with my psychiatrist this week. I used to take Effexor XR, which was pretty good at alleviating my depression and anxiety, but I never felt it did much for the obsessions. I am planning to ask my doctor about trying a different drug like Luvox. Has anyone had experience with Effexor or Luvox for their OCD?