So I guess I can start by saying that I have a severe anxiety disorder called GAD which leads to panic attacks, but now I have realized I may have OCD.
What does it mean when someone has repetitive harmful and horrible thoughts that's you know would never happen, but they keep popping in her head? I keep having thoughts go my children being harmed and I get so scared is that my anxiety and fear kicking in...
OCD is an extension of the mental health classification of Anxiety Disorder, as deemed by the DSM-IV.
The National Institute of Mental Health lists the main types of anxiety disorders, which include panic disorder (since you mentioned panic attacks) and obsessive compulsive disorder.http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml
I know I would never harm my children, myself or anyone or anyone harm my children , but I have a fear issue especially of events in my past and I get so scared each time these bad thoughts pop up I try to clear my throat or imagine I am punching them away...has anyone ever experienced this?
OCD doesn't make allow you to be rational. It has been researched and proven as a brain disorder, where your brain gets stuck in a loop, and goes over and over in a state of worry. Rational thinking often can't override the neural circuits of a malfunctional brain.
This link can help you learn more about OCD:http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/video?id=8253919
My dr started me fluoxetine I hope this helps my anxiety / fear/obsessive disorder
Yes. Prozac is one of the SSRI's recommended for the treatment of anxiety disorders, and helps in the reduction of OCD. If you don't get the full effect, or have intolerable side effects, your doctor may direct you to Sertaline (Zoloft) or Luvox (Fluvoxamine). Fluvoxamine has been noted to be more effective in reducing OCD symptoms, although all classes of SSRIs have been researched to reduce OCD and other anxiety disorder symptoms.