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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 6/30/2009 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello - I've had panic / ocd for about 9 years now and overall things go well, but since Saturday, I've noticed an increase in panic and being very sad.  I typically am not a sad person and I just feel like crying alot.  Not sure if others out there have OCD, but then I obsess that my sadness must mean I am suicidal and then I get panic and overwhelmed with that thought.  I have a good job and I love my family and I get so scared I could lose everything if I can't feel "normal". 
I sympathize w/ anyone who has anxiety problems.  It is such a debilitating disorder to have and thru meds and therapy you can live a great life, but when i get into these setbacks it seems I can't focus on anything except the bad part of ocd / panic.
If anyone else has similar stories, please feel free to write back.

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 7/1/2009 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey, there! In the last few months I've felt more anxious, I've cried quite a bit and I felt depressed. I've never been depressed except when a psychiatrist told me once I was depressed and didn't know it. Hhmm. Didn't know that was possible. Like you, I'm always happy and in a good mood.

I increased my Prozac dose which has helped tremendously. It may be time for you to increase your med(s), if you take any. Is there something you're worried about or maybe you're feeling badly about yourself for something?

Let us know how you're doing! Hang in there and know all of this is just temporary.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
"Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets." Paul Tournier

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 7/1/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   


I've never been on meds, and thinking of starting them becomes an anxiety source for me.  I know lots of people on them, but for some reason it scares me.

However, I'm feeling better today, and if my setback doesn't get better, I may think of calling my therapist again.  I didn't want to have to go down this road again, but I may need to.

Thanks again & hope you have a good day.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 7/1/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry to hear you have hit a bump in the road.  I am a believer in using meds if you need to but that is always an individual choice.
Seeing your therapist is a great idea if you continue to be in a slump.
I have had lots of ups and downs but seem to be on a more even keep these days.
Take care and keep taling with us.

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