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Old 08-04-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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OCD or something else

Hi everyone...I'm new to this forum. where do I start. I would say that I've had ocd since at least my teenage years. It took various forms throughout these years; washing hands many times, checking if the lights in my house were off several times, doing various repetitive movements, etc...Although all these things upset me I was still able to take joy from my life. Then something awful and unexpected happened to me in 2009...a major psychotic breakdown. I hallucinated; saw and heard things that weren't there and was naturally terrified/paranoid throughout the duration of this episode...I would it say it lasted 3-4 days. It went away but left something lingering in my brain: this irritating feeling in my head (like a tickle in my brain) accompanied by non-stop random thoughts throughout my waking day. In fact, I want to say that this feeling in my head almost compels me to have these random, out-of-the-blue thoughts. My brain over-analyzes things, talks to itself constantly, and also random images/memories/music comes into my head out of nowhere. Also feelings of anger/rage, violent thoughts, and frustration to the point of beating my head with my fists. It's unbearable some days. I went to two psychiatrist, both said anxiety/ocd and prescribed medications that balance serotonin levels. It didn't really help; now I'm thinking that maybe what I need is an anti-psychotic (since this all started with psychotic breakdown) or maybe to get an MRI...i dont know. Has anybody here had this experience before? what do you guys think?

 
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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A friend of mine also suffers from OCD and high levels of Anxiety, he had some hallucinations and psychotic behavior. With extreme levels of anxiety this may happen, therapy is what helped my friend get through that dark chapter of his live. I recommend seeking for therapy, not only meds but also some type of psychological therapy
Hope this helps, take care

 
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