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Old 08-03-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
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Prozac for OCD

I have a question. I am new to this site. I had been on Prozac for about 9 years and it was wonderful. It almost totally alleviated all of my OCD symptoms. Well, I was incredibly stupid and thought I no longer needed medication and weaned off of Prozac last October. Needless to say, my OCD came back full force (worse this time around) in March of this year. I honestly thought I was going to die. Well, after a try on Lexapro which made me tired and more depressed I went back on Prozac. I started on 20 mg eight weeks ago, went up to 40 mg six weeks ago, and now have been on 60 mg for 2 1/2 weeks. The last time I was on Prozac 40 mg the entire time. Well, I am really scared. Sometimes I feel like I am feeling better and at other times I feel awful. I know increasing the dose brings increased anxiety, etc., but should I wait with the 60 mg for an extended period of time or do you think Prozac is not working for me this time????
I want this to work again so badly. I know the meds work because it worked for 9 years. I also know I can feel better because I did feel great. Please help me!!!!!!

 
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:38 PM   #2
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Re: Prozac for OCD

Hey Chickie-

I always wanted to say that! lol Anyway, what I would recommend is you speak with your primary care physcian and let him/her know what's going on with your medication. I would also ask your primary care physcian to refer you to a cognitive behavioral specialist, as their area of expertise is anxiety disorders. They'll help you to "re-train" your brain to think in a different way and also help you to explore why you have symptoms of OCD and what strategies will work best to help you battle your symptoms. Right now the most effective treatment for OCD is therapy combined with small amounts of medications. While a CBT cannot prescribe mediation, they'll work in conjunction with your PCP to make sure whatever level of medication you're taking is working well for you.

 
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