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I am suffering from anxiety and ocd. Had medicine for 23 months.Still not everything all right. Suggest

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You continue Fluvoxamine as advised and do and add Fluoxetene on the top of that. See how it works.
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OCD is a psychiatric disorder that needs treatment with medicines but doses need to be optimized at higher level for adequate result. It is a chronic disorder and therefore treatment may be lifelong. At the same time, the longer the problem remains untreated, higher are the chances if treatment resistance. Its better that you take professional advice and be compliant with it. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a helpful adjunct in treatment of OCD and anxiety.
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Nothing will be alright, if you stop medication on your own. All medicines need to be regulated by your doctor, and your cooperation is very essential for it to work properly. Some prescriptions work only over a particular duration of time. After the brain has gotten used to that dosage, and all other conditions are normal, the doctor will gradually wean you off of the prescription. Kindly revert back to your doctor and please adhere to his instructions. I also recommend that you work with a counselor along with the medications to learn certain adaptations to life and to deal with your emotions. Anxiety and OCD are both fear related and your responses have not been suitable so far to combat it well. The counselor will also guide you with certain behavior habits to strengthen your personality and certain skills to help you cope with life.
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Dear , Anxiety and OCD are mental disorders and not mental diseases. Medicines alone cannot cure mental disorders. Mental disorders need brain re-programming. Psychotherapy, meditation, change in lifestyle etc help you achieve brain reprogramming. Give me more details about your anxiety and OCD. Be as detailed as possible. Take care.
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