How much prozac for ocd

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Avatar n tn I have been taking Prozac for two years for OCD with good improvement in symptoms.I am also alcoholic but have been off drink and attending meetings of AA(Alcoholics Anonymous) for 20 years.I was diagnosed with OCD 2 years ago and although the Prozac has helped me a lot Ihave conflict with taking medication long term and would like to consider going off medication by tapering the dose but am wary that symptoms might return. any comments /suggestions how best to go about it!
Avatar n tn I from time to time need to take prozac. It's not for everyone but if it works for you don't let anyone else tell you it's wrong. There are side affects to the drug but you'll find that with any drug. It doesn't necessarily mean you will experience all or any of them. I found I felt so **** that putting up with a couple of side affects, which went quite quickly, was worth it. I just wanted to feel better, me again. It does take between 4 - 6 weeks on average to start working.
Avatar n tn Are you on Prozac now, Kerry? If not, how was coming off Prozac for you? Are you on any medication, SSRI, SNRI or similar in particular? I don't mean to be intruding. I'm just curious and interested.
Avatar f tn You will see that nothing happens when you don't wash or clean as much. You have to do this for your well being, for your life, and also for your kids. If you are serious about beating this disorder of the brain, then you will find the will power and the strength to start resisting your OCD urges. Get in therapy, and do CBT, and ERP with your therapist. Find a therapist who treats OCD specifically.
Avatar n tn We had sex three times this weekend and he only finished once. He takes Prozac for OCD. He doesn't know that I know, but a big part of his OCD is "gay OCD." Which I've talked to doctors about and they said that people with OCD who are paranoid with thoughts about being gay are not. They usually have these thoughts because they are worried and don't want to give up being with people of the opposite sex. I do not think my boyfriend is gay.
Avatar n tn Hi. I am on 40 mg of prozac for anxiety and OCD. My obgyn just bumped me up to 60mg b/c I am still anxious and having increased OCD post partum. Does anyone take this much? If so are there any increased side effects? Did it make you feel that much better than 40mg? I am concerned b/c the pharmacist was like"whoa, that is a high dose" when I went in to fill it. I don't want to be taking too much.
Avatar f tn about a year and a half ago i was finally sent to a psychiatrist when 40mg of prozac wasnt doing anything much. She diagnosed me with bipolar, anxiety and OCD. She upped me to 60mg of the prozac which actually did help but also put me on seroquel xl which im now on 300mg of an miratazipine 15mg at night to help me sleep a bit better.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 20 mg of Prozac for about a year. I am trying to come off due to sexual side effects. I've been on 10mg for a little over three weeks and have had a lot of anxiety. I was always an anxious person but it has been really bad the last week especially in the morning. Is this a withdrawal side effect. Similar experience?
414333 tn?1226195093 It is much worse than the Loraz, for me anyway. I have a call in to him now asking for Loraz and continuing to taper. He said if I had asked him, instead of my own doctor, he would have put me on a slow taper. So that is what I was doing but it was left up to me to determine when I should do the next "taper." When, after six weeks, I tried cutting my dosage in half, I had a scary erratic heart beat, so I went back to the original dosage.
Avatar m tn hy fr iends i wanted to know whats happend to me i was brave and hard working person but suddenly i lose my mind and my mind repeating one thing again and again thoughts non stop my body start shaking and lose motion and not able to do any kind of work because of des order my mind is doing dis order i dont know what to do i afraid to do any kind of work i am dead body no feeling at all one word is repeating you are able to do shifting duties and not able to do any kind of work i wanted to stop
Avatar n tn my doctor has switched me from 30mg of paxil once daily to 10mg of prozac for the first week, 20mg the second week and 30mg the third week, etc.(for OCD reasons) my question is how many days do I have to be off paxil in order to start prozac, the pharmacist recommended at least a week, but I don't think this is possible(mentally) as I have been on paxil for 10 years.
Avatar f tn I know I've got it bad and I can hear my bf doing everything downstairs but im not sure he can ope with me much longer. Sorry to go on. I've started Prozac and have been referred back to the psychiatrist. Assuming that i did have hiv and i cut my hands will a plaster suffice to stop it spreading? And van i manage to bug everything i touch with those plastery hands.
Avatar f tn I had no health problems before I allowed myself to be sucked into this constant state of fear. Is it common for someone with OCD to feel this way and doubt the medical profession as much as I do? Please if anyone can help I would appreciate. I don't want to test again as it will only serve as a quick 'fix' until the doubt returns.
Avatar m tn I have tryed cognitive behavioral therapy but did not work at all. I was OCD free for years after I beat pulling my hair out I was free for like 5 years. But one day right out of the blue I started having these horrible thoughts and it literally made me sick at I would freak out and I quit my job because of it and stopped hanging out with friends even stopped watching tv.
Avatar m tn My goal is to get better. I have been taking Prozac for the last four months, but I dont really see that much of an improvement. I am going to get re-evaluated by another psychiatrist tomorrow, I am still staying with the same therapist. I hope all goes well in the results of my bloodwork. My latest OCD hell is that I think I got Hepatitis C or even possibly HIV during the blood draw.
Avatar f tn Wow this withdrawal is sooo hard. I was taking Prozac for panic attacks and OCD. I was being brave but didn't mentally prepare for this. I haven't really slept in the last week and have been having major stomach problems and OCD. I also have this weird thing where I stop breathing and when I realize I've stopped breathing I would take a big breath and that is almost every 5 minutes, and it happens in my sleep too.
Avatar f tn Hello Last week I went to my first appointment with the psychiatrist and I was diagnosed with OCD , anxiety and depression , therefore I got a prescription to Prozac . I started to take Prozac three days ago , I take a pill of 20 mg everyday .
Avatar f tn My 8 year old grandson has been on strattera and prozac for a year now. About a month ago he starting acting out in very strange ways. He pooped on the floor in the school bathroom and blamed it on someone else, then urinated in the school bathroom and swears in wasn't him. He went into his grandfathers barn and threw plastic bins of collectibles all over and broke things, then took mail out of neighbors mailboxes and threw it in the water in the ditch.
Avatar n tn I have been on it for 8yrs for depression/OCD/Panic disorder. It has worked wonders for me. And for that I am truly thankful. But now 8yrs later, I am 50lbs heavier and have my libido is Nil. I want to come off paxil or switch to something else. Has anyone successfully done this? I have only taken off 3mg of paxil for two weeks now and I'm dizzy and I awake at 3:00 am with tremors/fear. I was wondering if adding Prozac while decressing the Paxil would make if easier? I ask my Dr.
Avatar f tn I tried it yesterday and i said ok Mister OCD or Miss OCD if you're a female, whatever, time for you to go away. It was great having you while you were here and thanks so much for all the torture you put me through, now I'd really appreciate if you can get your fat *** out of my brain and go to hell where you belong! So, I guess I started off being friendly and it changed a little at the end.
Avatar f tn Hi there, I have recently started feeling a tremendous amount of anxiety and am trying to figure out where it stems from, OCD, anxiety, etc. I have been on Prozac for depression for a little over a year and recently went back to my Dr. who told me to increase my dosage but as of yet it hasn;t done much to help. My anxiety started with me being constantly worried about contracting HIV from a number of extremely low/no risk scenarios.
Avatar f tn My question is do I stay on Lexapro and hope for the best or do I wean myself from the Lexapro and go back to Prozac because I know how well it works? With every increase in Lexapro my OCD gets worse for a couple weeks. Please help me. It is much appreciated!!!!
Avatar n tn I've already been diagnosed with OCD at age 18. Any how I am feeling or thinking that I am aware of myself or looking in at myself. The medication of Xanax, prozac, and risperdol have helped but I'm not yet my old self. I am currentlygoing to be moving out of my house by the first of the year and probably a divorce. The pressure of losing my kids, home etc. probably triggered my recent episode as I haven't had these experiences in eight years.
Avatar n tn Hey Cheryl, It definitely sounds like a form of OCD. Skin-picking is a OCD-spectrum disorder when it gets to the stage that you are talking about. BDD is a bit different, it doesn't sound as if you have that--but definitely OCD as skin-picking. Do a search on the web for "skin picking" and OCD and see if you find anything that sounds like you. I suspect you will. You probably need to see a professional about this, with meds it is typically easy to get under control.
Avatar m tn Hello, Well that is a form of compulsive behavioural thinking, I wouldn't think it's OCD though, as OCD is much more extreme, to the extent it effects your day to day routine. But then again, OCD comes in many forms and many servarities, try going back to a psychiatrist, and see what they say about it, they'll have the best opinion, there's no harm in going back onto Prozac, my dad's been on Prozac since he was 21, he's now just turned 60...
Avatar f tn After the intrusive thoughts and urges got really bad I finally sought out help and my psychiatrist says I am the textbook case of harm ocd. I was put on Prozac and recently my dosage has been increased. Honestly, my anxiety has gotten worse and now the fact that I can see triggers the thoughts and fear of harm and rumination. My therapist tells me to just let them go, but from the derealization to hyper awareness I only feel like I'm getting worse.
Avatar n tn I've tried several ssris and the only one I did well on was prozac . It was prescribed for me due to anxiety , obsessive compulsive worry over heart palpitations and -this past year -- i really sank into a depression following the break up of my marriage, illness of my father and more problems. Anyway, it took me about a year to work my way up to 5 mgs. ( using the liquid) and then i was on 10 mgs. for a few years . It was upped to 15 back in August.
Avatar n tn I have been suffering from OCD for at least a good 30 years. I am 38 years old and have been picking the skin off my fingers (mostly) and sometimes my lips since I was a little girl. My father was verbally abusive and generally a tyrant. I never thought it was ocd I just thought I had a bad habit. Now that I have ezecma on my fingers, I got it in 1995 after my divorce, the picking has gotten worse, and combined with the ezecma my hands look gross.
560272 tn?1311353893 4 months off Prozac, and I can barely leave my home. I'm thinking that this is not good.
Avatar n tn Sufferers tend to resist their compulsions aswel. For OCD to be diagnosed, you must have either obsessions or compulsions, you must realize these are excessive and unreasonable and they must interfere with your daily routine. Only a medical professional can tell you whether or not you have OCD. If you believe you may be suffering from obsessions or compulsions or any other anxiety problem, inform your doctor.