The question came up in an o.c.d. group I was in: That, as we get older, o.c.d. supposedly supsides somewhat (probably because most o.c.d.er's just come to the conclusion that they just can't physically/mentally do this stuff anymore). Maybe this is a good thing!
Hi, I've had ocd for 50 years. I first was aware of it when I was 10 years old. When I first got it there were no drugs that even came close to helping. They thought it was a psychological problem and tried to talk me out of it. The first help I received was when I went on Luvox in the 90's, when my insurance stopped paying for it I was put on Paxil which I'm still on and works well. I'm sorry to say that every time I try to go down on the dosage, the symptoms come back full force. I have a friend who is in his mid 50's and his ocd is still as bad as ever. One thing I can say is that I now need a lower dose of my medicine now that I'm older. My doc says most older people metabolize slower so they don't need as much medicine as young people. I hope this doesn't discourage you. It may be different for other people. Hopefully they will discover a drug that works better than what we have now.