I actually dealt more with OCD when I was younger. I was a special case, being a girl at age 6 with rapid onset due to something called PANDAS. Basically, I got strep and my immune system attacked it, but also caused the OCD. I was put on Prozac, and haven't done compulsions since. Later on, I tried to get off the Prozac at around age 10 ... That was a disaster as I got depressed. So I went back on it.
Lately, because of life changes, it's come back as panic. Basically like the obsessions and anxiety of OCD, but I don't feel the need to do compulsions to relieve the anxiety. It just kind of sits in my mind until I panic.
It's crazy because I know it's all lies and that my life is perfectly ok, but it doesn't *feel* like it, and that makes it really difficult to believe it's fake.
The Zoloft has helped, as well as identifying my triggers and NOT avoiding them, as well as talking to my psychologist and mom about them.
If its bad I take .25 mg of Klonopin, but thankfully I haven't needed it lately.
My only issue is really in the morning. Panic attacks wake me up evey morning :/
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
"For when Thou art our strength, it is strength indeed, but when our strength is our own it is only weakness." - St. Augustine (Confessions 4.XVI)
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