Dear lybrate user...As per your details you are on prothiaden which is the class of antidepressant usually prescribed in depression when anxiety symptoms are significant, so I assume that along with the depressive illness you also have significant anxiety since the beginning of illness. Now again the anxiety features what you have stated as fear are increasing. Assuming that you have depression since a while which has been taken care of with prothiaden and fluoxetine, my suggestion would be to increase the dose of fluoxetine as its dose can be optimised till 60mg in depression. But still I would suggest you for a detailed interview before taking any step. Take care
It seems like you are on medications for ocd, depression and anxiety for the last 2 years. You also seem to mention that you have not improved. It may be worthwhile using different medications since you are already optimized on good doses of all the medications you mention. Also it is worth going through your history before giving any suggestions here. We welcome your questions and any concerns you may have regarding your treatment.
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Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Mphil in Medical Psychology, PG Dip Edu Counselling , Certificate in Nutrition & Mental health, Consultant Clinical Psychologist , EMDR Part I&2
It is essential to assess your condition regarding Obsessive Compulsive disorder if any, or any other problem. Avoid jumping to tablets before proper evaluation.
For eg Porno addiction and compulsion are different phenomena.
There are good psychological therapies like CBT, whether it is OCD or addiction.
MA Guidance and Counseling, Pursuing PG Diploma in Counseling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT) , Post Graduate diploma in counseling and Family Therapy
Dear Lybrate user
using too many antidepressants are not at all good for health. Seek professional counseling along with medicines for better results. Counseling leads to the root cause of the problem and will help you to come out of it in an effective way.
for 5 long years, you have been living with ocd. If you can continue to live with it, worry about side effects of fluoxetine. If you want your quality of your life to improve without ocd, please put to test whether you develop these googled side effects or not. Please continue to take fluoxetine as long as the doctor has prescribed. Please go back to her/him without stopping, to increase the dose - weighing the effect and side effect. How long to take, depends on your severity of ocd and other disorders along with ocd, your way of challenging the compulsions (rituals) etc.