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Old 07-23-2002, 11:23 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Adderall for OCD - works for me

'ello... my name's erin.. i'm 18... just wanted to share my experience here that perhaps may help other people.

my psychiatrist recently prescribed me a combination of 60mg celexa (worked up slowly to that dose) and 20mg adderall 2x daily for a plethora of problems... inattentive add, hypersomnolent/borderline narcoleptic depression, anxiety, and ocd.

concerning the ocd, i was incessantly plagued with repetetive negative thoughts of failure... that everything i would attempt to do to benefit myself would result in something horrible. it had gotten to a point where i was almost entirely housebound for a year or so... i only left to go see my doctor or visit sibs across town. i'm only comfortable socializing with my family and 1 other person. also had a lot of emetophobic type thoughts (only in public places).

i've been taking the adderall for two weeks now and I must say that it's nothing short of a godsend. my attitude about things has completely flip-flopped. i feel motivated, interested, deeply content with myself and life... very confident. and the negative thought patterns just halt dead in their tracks... i feel as if the real me has been unearthed from some ugly, demonic, distorted shell that was not within my control.

today, i went to the dmv to apply for my driver's permit (finally!) and turned in applications for my first crack at a job... i've been eagerly desiring to achieve these things for 4 years, but until now convinced myself I was unable to obtain them... but today I went through with it and it felt like an absolute breeze... I was perplexed at why I wasn't able to bring myself to do these things before!! I truly see change on the horizon and I have a whole new outlook.

my psychiatrist told me that a lot of studies have been done recently concerning the effect of stimulant type medications on ocd and the results have been very beneficial.

i know medications work differently on each individual, but i would just like to give my high recommendation for adderall...

i hope it can help someone else out there like me.



bright blessings,
~vyx ^..^
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Spiral out, keep going...

 
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