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  1. Think it’s time to close this thread as it’s the same thing again and again spread over 15 pages now, I’m sure in another 15 pages of advice you will still be repeating the same things and getting nowhere.
  2. Hi Emph, I’ve tried Lamotrigine in the past and found it never really helped tbh, as for Pregabalin I’ve been taking that for years and hasn’t really helped my OCD but is great for anxiety. DRFCno1
  3. I totally agree with you dksea it definitely sounds more plausible.
  4. Interesting read: https://reliawire.com/ocd-wrongness-loops/?fbclid=IwAR1dgMbGXT19drJsTRbHmxaFH28S_LikKgNLxGMwvSuz3RuZqY7MRQsGNEk
  5. I have to disagree with this about SSRI’s not being addictive.
  6. I used to take 400mg of Sertraline but like Ashley says one size doesn’t fit all, by all means try it an see if it benefits you anymore, if not reduce again. It’s all about experimenting and finding out what works for you.
  7. You have been given LOTS of great advice on here Phil (12 pages!) and don’t seem to be taking it in, you keep going over the same things and asking the same questions. Take a leap of faith and 100% commit to beating this, you can do it. ?
  8. I’ve recently been diagnosed with tinnitus and was so annoying and anxiety provoking at first but now I’ve learnt to live with it, when it’s really bad at night I use the mouldable earplugs you can buy. I know you can buy a white noise gadget but can’t think where I saw it. They offered me a place at a local tinnitus support group where you can get hints and tips and talk to other people and how they deal with the condition, maybe there is one in your area you could ask about. I know it’s hard but don’t worry yourself too much as it is manageable and you will learn to live with it. Hope this helps x
  9. I didn’t have a great experience with the crisis team either, they made me feel worse.
  10. Hi there, Your sons story resonates so much with my own journey tackling OCD, mine used to be more overt and is now mainly mental obsessions. I also have the all or nothing thinking which is a common trait in OCD, mostly doing the nothing so struggling to even leave my bed. I’ve had lots of different therapies/therapists even intensive in-patient treatment at the specialist centres and been under pharmacologists trying pretty much everything with little or no results so I do believe that there are certain individuals who are treatment resistant. As for the Pregabalin I take that atm and I find is very helpful anxiety wise and is a great alternative to benzodiazepines, although as said before everyone is different when it comes to what works an what doesn’t.
  11. Thanks Lynz I will give that book a try.
  12. Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if anyone has any advice on any self help books, vids etc regarding decision making and obsessive questioning? I would be very grateful as I am really struggling to get through each day and know there are lots of books and other material on OCD and how best to treat it. Thank you in advance.
  13. Noooooo!!! Shopping makes my anxiety rocket. ? The train is a good one or I find going to a football match and absorbing myself in the atmosphere.
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