I really thank you for the input. You are a good man and spending time here as a moderator is admirable.
Why does my Pdoc, Chairman Of The Department Of Psychiatry at a local teaching hospital disagree with Harry?
Having said that, and I've addressed this before with you. Because one SSRI doesn't work doesn't mean another won't. I had 17 years of near symptom free bliss on Prozac. Lexapro didn't work. Luvox may. If it doesn't I will try another. There are millions of people who are successful with their second or third or fourth try on an SSRI. You simply are giving out poor information. If you can provide a source that says if one SSRI doesn't work chances are none will. I can provide plenty that say otherwise.
Post Edited (porridge) : 1/18/2007 12:12:27 AM (GMT-7)
From an OCD site
The most useful medications for the treatment of OCD are the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which affect the body's reabsorption of serotonin, a chemical in the brain that helps to transmit nerve impulses across the very small gaps between nerve cells. These drugs, specifically clomipramine(Anafranil), fluoxetine(Prozac), fluvoxamine(Luvox), sertraline(Zoloft), and paroxetine(Paxil) have been found to relieve OCD symptoms in over half of the patients studied. It is not always possible for the doctor to predict which of the SSRIs will work best for a specific patient. Lack of response to one SSRI does not mean that other drugs within the same family will not work. Treatment of OCD often proceeds slowly, with various medications being tried before the most effective one is found. While studies report that about half of those treated with SSRIs show definite improvement, relapse rates may be as high as 90% when medications are discontinued.
Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 1/18/2007 3:24:00 AM (GMT-7)
BTW everyone has their opinions as does Harry ........
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 1/18/2007 3:31:28 AM (GMT-7)
Thank you so much for this information I didn't know they could rotate these meds. So far mine are doing great so maybe it will be a long time before they have to mess with them again. Best of luck at finding which one's are right for you.