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    Old 10-18-2005, 05:54 AM   #1
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    What drugs work WELL for OCD/Anxiety??? no sexual side effects?

    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

     
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    Old 10-18-2005, 06:28 AM   #2
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    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.
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    Old 10-18-2005, 08:09 AM   #3
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    lexapro is suppose to work well, but most ssri will have a minor affect on sex drive............

     
    Old 10-20-2005, 08:49 AM   #4
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    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.

     
    Old 10-20-2005, 10:07 AM   #5
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    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.

     
    Old 10-20-2005, 10:42 AM   #6
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    holst is the lexapro helping you at all?

     
    Old 10-20-2005, 02:44 PM   #7
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    holst is the lexapro helping you at all?
    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.

     
    Old 10-20-2005, 06:31 PM   #8
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    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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