I have just recently joined these forums and I am looking for support/recommendations from people that are dealing with and have overcome OCD in their daily lives.
It seems that lately I have been having very very intrusive and obsessive thoughts about: luck, karma, and things outside of my control "dooming me" or putting me on a path that I do not want to be on. It could be the simplest thing that sets me off. I feel like a ticking time bomb. It happens near everyday, sometime more than once a day. Usually it is very random things, seeing something that makes me uncomfortable, hearing or reading something, or something that I do that makes me obsess about having bad karma or bad luck. I find myself walking weird ways, repeating things, avoiding numbers, and asking people to repeat themselves just to prevent myself (and anxiety) from "blowing up". I feel like I am constantly on edge, and it effects my daily life. I have to perform rituals to avoid my thoughts, but sometimes they come back and I have to keep doing rituals to keep them away until I eventually forget about them. It is like a never ending cycle and is very hard to deal with
I am currently taking Zoloft for GAD. Is this medicine helpful for OCD? I feel like my OCD is what is causing my GAD. I also have ADHD for which I also take medication. I have only been taking Zoloft for about 2 months, and have increased my dosage 4 times. I am now almost at the max, and I feel like it dosent even work! My anxiety gets worse every day. I am in college and under immense pressure every day, and my fear is that something is going to come along and ruin it all.
Please, I need support, help, and recommendations from people with FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE with OCD. Either having it themselves or being close to someone who does. Some days are better than others. But I am always hopeful that one day I may live a worry free life.