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Zoloft for OCD
Jun 15, 2007
I was just diagnosed with OCD the other day (along with anxiety and depression which I already knew about). The psychiatrist prescribed me zoloft and I am very scared to start taking it. I've been in therapy for about 2 months now due to tons of stress in my life. After the OCD diagnosis, I realized it has been there for many years. It isn't completely debilitating, but it did trigger the depression (which only lasted about 2 months- the depression is gone now). I have suffered from trichotillomania since the 4th grade (I am now 24), however that has never been a huge issue for me. It began with eyebrow pulling, eyelash pulling and then scalp pulling. I occasionally pull from my scalp still- but I am able to control the compulsions. I also remember lots of "perfectionist" things I did as a child.. such as begging my mother to teach me to iron at the age of 10, and then ironing my clothes PERFECTLY... if it got a crease in it, I would rewash it and start over. Looking back, it seems like the OCD was worse when i was a child- but moreso the compulstions. Now I have obsessions that are driving my crazy... it has been a rough 4 months- my life was perfect before all this began and I was always able to maintain my anxiety and overlooked my compulsions. I've never had obsessions before...

Anyway, I wanted to know if anyone else has ever taken zoloft for OCD and if it worked. I plan on starting 25mg Sunday morning as I want to enjoy my weekend. The OCD/anxiety/depression have gotten MUCH better since therapy began, but I am still having problems with obsessive ruminations. The psychiatrist said the meds will help control this.

Any advice would be helpful.

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