Re: Luvox for OCD and side effects?
I suffer from OCD obsessions that are violent, sexual, and just straight up bizarre! I can relate to your violent thoughts. I was born with OCD and I started completing compulsions as a teenager. Since I left my OCD untreated for 10 years, my OCD spiked this past July into hell. I tried Zoloft over the summer that triggered 2 intrusive images and I have not been the same since. I am currently on 100 MG of Luvox and I started the medication on 8-20. I am only a bit dizzy/lethargic when I increase the dose. I have no side effects and no sexual side effects!! I would say I am tired, but I work 60 hours a week and I am going to grad school. So, I am under a lot of stress which triggers my OCD and my exhaustion level. However, I have only been on 100 for 2 weeks. So, I feel like I am still in the beginning phase. It has taken 2 full months to feel better. Some images still get stuck here and there, but I am able to get over them much faster. Plus, they are very distorted which is much better. I used to have a violent thought every second, but now I may have one after 5 hours of being distracted. So, I know the medication is working. I also go to CBT therapy and write out my thoughts. I have even started recording my thoughts and listening back to them. I hope this helps you!! Hang in there! It is a long and difficult journey, but we are the strongest people alive!!