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jennyVee 10-18-2005 05:54 AM

What drugs work WELL for OCD/Anxiety??? no sexual side effects?
 
[B]Hi guys, i wanted to ask what meds do you all take for OCD/anxiety and panic disorder? which one do you find works best? I am supposed to see my doctor today and will ask him for prozac, since it did help when I took it a long tme ago, but the sexual side effects are a killer. i was going to take wellbutrin whcih I have some left but it does not work well on ocd.

which meds do you guys take and what has worked let me know, since i don know much about the newer drugs let me know thanks[/B]

NotSoGirlyGirl 10-18-2005 06:28 AM

Re: What drugs work WELL for OCD/Anxiety??? no sexual side effects?
 
What I do know is I had horrible sexual side effects from paxil, and am now prescribed lorazepam for on the spot anxiety relief, meaning I don't need it everyday. But everyone is different. I haven't had any luck with SSRI's (I've tried 7 or 8) and I don't have OCD.

bkm4673 10-18-2005 08:09 AM

Re: What drugs work WELL for OCD/Anxiety??? no sexual side effects?
 
lexapro is suppose to work well, but most ssri will have a minor affect on sex drive............

jules1 10-20-2005 08:49 AM

Re: What drugs work WELL for OCD/Anxiety??? no sexual side effects?
 
Whichever SSRI you take, you will probably have to take a high dosage of it to see any changes in your OCD. I was on 80mg/day of Paxil at one point, and while it helped, it didn't take away my OCD completely.

holst 10-20-2005 10:07 AM

Re: What drugs work WELL for OCD/Anxiety??? no sexual side effects?
 
SSRIs suck the sexuality out of you. They are have sexual side effects, except for Wellbutrin, which isn't that good for anxiety because it affects your norepenephrine levels. I recently read that SSRIs cause sexual side effects in 70-80% of people who try them! That is definitely not reported by the makers of these drugs. I am currently on Lexapro and can't get off of it, because of the bad withdrawal effects. Of course, not everyone will have a problem, so you gotta do what you think is best.

bkm4673 10-20-2005 10:42 AM

Re: What drugs work WELL for OCD/Anxiety??? no sexual side effects?
 
holst is the lexapro helping you at all?

holst 10-20-2005 02:44 PM

Re: What drugs work WELL for OCD/Anxiety??? no sexual side effects?
 
[QUOTE=bkm4673]holst is the lexapro helping you at all?[/QUOTE]

Yes, I have to say, it is helping with my anxiety. It also helps a little bit with my obsessive thoughts, but I probably would have to up the dose for it to really affect that. I'm on about 6.5 mgs.

bkm4673 10-20-2005 06:31 PM

Re: What drugs work WELL for OCD/Anxiety??? no sexual side effects?
 
thxs for sharing that holst that made me feel good because i just started lexapro yesterday..................i wish u all the best ...........................


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