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Old 07-25-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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Hello, new here...and a question

I've had OCD/anxiety/phobia for quite a whole, to the point where at one point it was debilitating and severely restricted my life. My main fear through most of this was an extreme fear of vomiting and nausea.

I've since, for the most part, gotten over the vomiting phobia. I've had many other obsessions though, ranging from biting the inside of my cheeks, getting in a severe car accident, thinking there were tremors in my face, public embarrasment, etc, etc, etc. Too many to list, really.

My latest obsession is a fear of knives. Anyone else have this? this just started a week ago...and it's been scaring me ever since. Basically, I'll see a kitchen knife, and I'll imagine it maiming me, cutting my eye, something gruesome like that.

I am going to see my therapist and schedule an appointment with my psychiatrist this week. I used to take Effexor XR, which was pretty good at alleviating my depression and anxiety, but I never felt it did much for the obsessions. I am planning to ask my doctor about trying a different drug like Luvox. Has anyone had experience with Effexor or Luvox for their OCD?

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Old 07-26-2004, 12:30 PM   #2
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Re: Hello, new here...and a question

Slim-Sorry to hear about your new obsession with knives. I have never had that obsession nor have I personally heard of anyone else with that one. My obsessions are mainly about dying young from a debilitating disease along with some other typical OCD thoughts. I have been on Luvox now for about two months and I haven't taken any other drugs previously. It has helped tremendously with the obsessions/thoughts however, it has not helped that much with the depression and I have had insomnia for about the last 5-6 weeks from it. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions. Beth

Old 07-26-2004, 04:22 PM   #3
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Re: Hello, new here...and a question

when i was about 8 years old, i had the vomiting one pretty bad.. .if i got a stomach ache i would freak out... if someone in my classroom said they didnt feel good i could hardly sit still...

if someone actually did throw up in class i would have to go home... i seriously couldnt be around it...

once i got to college, and saw my friends puking on a consistant basis from alcohol i got over it

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