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Offline Myocdragon

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« on: April 22, 2014, 05:41:16 PM »
I've been reading the boards for a bit and thought I'd register. I was recently diagnosed with OCD (intrusive thoughts) and also GAD, and MDD for fun. Though my pdoc thinks that the major depression is more of a consequence of the OCD and GAD than an independent occurrence.

I've always been anxious and went through a period of daily panic attacks a few years ago. I was able to work through those with CBT and have always generally thought of myself as pretty together. I'm 43 and my defining character trait is "family man."

Then about a month ago my intrusive thoughts suddenly took over my whole being. Fortunately I was in therapy already and within a few weeks got a recommendation for a psychiatrist who is really great. Our first session was over two hours, he diagnosed me and put me on fluoxetine, which I've been on for 15 days. Please don't tell me negative med stories, btw, I have no interest in hearing them.

I'm struggling to get through this day to day right now, as is my poor wife. And I guess that's why I'm here, to find a supportive community without further burdening my wife.

Thanks for reading!
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014, 05:36:45 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Good to have you as a member. Here you are with like minded people. People who understand. As we all suffer from something or other. So feel free to ask any questions. Our members are always willing to help others out. Good chatroom too. 3 posts to enter the room.

Find the correct section of the forum that suits your condition and create a new topic on it. This is just a welcome section. Never really get the same amount of help in this section as you would on the other sections of the forums. So whatever one suits the questions you are asking. Get much better answers.
All users of the chatroom must be 18 years old or over. The room is off limits to anybody under the age of 18.
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