I'm very interested in following your journey with Lexapro because that is an intense result for having been on it less than a month. Are you also doing erp work?
yes I know! but I have not felt so much improvement with the social anxiety or depression, but the HOCD obsessions are very little present. I have the thoughts of course but for the past three or four days I have noticed that they didn’t affect me at all.
@🥰 This amazing! The reason I asked is cause I just started zoloft and since I started my obsessive thinking has gotten increasingly worse, I've become more compulsive too. Idk if it has anything to do with the ssri, but I just noticed.
@Whatabtme How long have you been on Zoloft? For someone it takes a lot more time to feel any effect, I just noticed that I wasn’t caring or ruminating, and it just happened without me being conscious of it. I hope to see some effect for my other mental illnesses too but I am so thankful for HOCD is gone (for now, I don’t know if it’s just a phase)
@🥰 I've only been on it for a week so far, so it could be part of the problem. I know that sometimes ssri can increase symptoms before they reduce them. Do you notice other ocd obsessions are still prevalent? Or is it helping with just hocd in particular?
@Whatabtme Yes I had terrible anxiety and insomnia the first week but I am feeling much better now in week 2.5. It has helped with not ruminating about things, I have always worried about having several illnesses and my hocd has bothered me for 2 years, so I notice now that I don’t ruminate so much about what could go wrong. I can handle it more and be more aware of thoughts that only make me depressed. Good luck to you!! You are only on week 1, and I suffered a lot with intrusive thoughts at the beginning.
@Whatabtme Give it some time, sometimes people get worse at first and I think it has to do with you wishing to get better and checking even more than before, becoming even more sensitive to the symptoms because you expect or long for a positive change. And sometimes people feel bad for taking SSRI-s which is another contributing factor. That might be your case or it might not be. Whatever it is, give it time.
This is amazing!!! 🙌🏽