I have Pure OCD harm / going crazy type and I think I also have GAD. I was taking cymbalta until february then I began to have sleeping problems and panic attacks. I quit cymbalta I had the worse withdrawal with panic attacks and Extreme anxiety and OCD for one month and half. Then because my OCD and anxiety wouldn't go away I tried Prozac because I heard is good for OCD. I felt weird and high and very nauseous my stomach couldn't handle it after 4 weeks I stopped it. I am a college student I almost lost the semester because of cymbalta withdrawal, I couldn't even stand it, for 4 weeks I couldn't even walk straight. Right now June I have anxiety and really bad OCD, and since I am aware of what I try to not obsess and do what I learned before with my psychologist , I try to not do any compulsion for example if I am afraid of hurting someone clearning something in the kitchen , I do not run away from my fear I stay there doing what I have to do with anxiety and panic but I still do everything . My OCD jumps from being afraid of going crazy, of hallucinating having schizophrenia , of being a bad person, of hurting somone, getting depressed and hurting myself ( I am terrified of getting depressed) or any thought that scares me it could be anything. Its a constant worry about
all my stupid intrusive thoughts I know I have nothing but OCD makes me doubt and think I have all I worry and when i doubt I panic . I am not taking any pill right now for OCD , I have tried Luvox, Prozac, Lexapro , Zoloft and Cymbalta. The one that worked was Lexapro for one year and half I felt normal , still with OCD but normal then after some family and school problems. I got panic attacks again, I then I began cymbalta. I really don't know what to do I only take xanax a night to sleep when i need it because in the day I never take anything I try to take the panic and stand it. I am just really afraid because I have a good life, I love my family and my boyfriend and I am tired of this. I want to be calm I think cymbalta really hurt me because I never experienced anxiety this bad for such a long time.
Thank you for all your help and opinions.