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!