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Old 04-18-2007, 08:27 AM   #1
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OCD Medication

My doctor just recently increased my Lexapro from 10mg to 20mg in hopes of controlling my overbearing OCD thoughts, but it doesn't seem to be working. When I saw my therapist, she asked if I had been on Luvox before and I said no. I am thinking about calling my doctor to see if he will put me on that. Any pros or cons about Luvox? Thanks

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Old 04-19-2007, 02:22 AM   #2
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Re: OCD Medication

I took Luvox about 10 years ago but can't recall. Sorry. They had me on several at a time, idiots. But I can say that it causes tremors and so then they put me on Inderal and now I can't get off of it because my heart races if I try. =(

PS--How is the Lexapro? I am trying to find an anti-depressant that has few side effects. They are so dangerous and trying to get off of them looks just as deadly. Jeez!

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Old 04-19-2007, 08:08 AM   #3
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Re: OCD Medication

Thanks for your response. Lexapro is pretty good and I haven't experienced that many side effects at all, but I have only been on it for about two months. I think I will call my doctor today and ask him about Luvox. I could probably handle the side effects of tremors compared to the OCD thoughts. Thanks again

Old 04-20-2007, 08:47 AM   #4
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Re: OCD Medication

For me for depression and OCD Prozac has been the one for me. Although every couple of years I have to switch to different medications because for some reason Prozac will stop working, so I need to take a break from it. I have read other people talk about prozac poop out or something like that. But anyhow Prozac is the classic SSRI for depression and OCD nothing has worked better for me, it takes up to five weeks for the full effect but WOW when it starts to work you will know, your thoughts will start to fade and you will feel happier not everything will be a burden, I tried Lexapro, and I felt so angry all the time and my friends were telling me it was starting to show!! Remember, in this world of SSRI's what works for one doesn't always work for another. In between Prozac I have had luck with Effexor and Celexa. Best wishes to you.

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