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Old 09-09-2004, 08:52 AM   #1
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Question for Veterans of o.c.d.

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!

Any thoughts.

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Old 09-09-2004, 09:17 AM   #2
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Re: Question for Veterans of o.c.d.

If it's true, than it's a wonderfull thing! I just wish we could draw that conclusion before old age sets in.

 
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Old 09-10-2004, 01:56 PM   #3
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Re: Question for Veterans of o.c.d.

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.

 
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