I have OCD which causes me to suffer anxiety from intrusive thoughts of self harm. I've had the OCD symptoms my whole life but the anxiety spiked and was at it's worst at the end of 2014 through to 2016. it's taken years but the anxiety has lessened a lot but is still occurs more than I'd like.
I've been prescribed doxycycline for acne but I'm worried that it may increase the intrusive thoughts and anxiety, as I've read stories of the medication causing anxiety.
I'm looking for advice for if I should take the medication. I'm sick of having acne as it causes self-esteem issues, but I don't want my OCD to be as bad as it was again because my thoughts and feelings are absolutely terrifying.
Also, I have found over the past few years I've had increasing symptoms of social anxiety, I don't think it's bad enough yet for a diagnosis, but I seem to be heading down that path. I'm worried that the medication may also increase my anxiety in this area also
Should I try it out for a while or just avoid it all together?