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I'm currently on sertraline and abilify but not having great effects with it I wondered what other types of medications it would be worth mentioning to my gp?

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Any of the other SSRI class drugs (of which Sertraline is one) can be used for treating OCD. People react differently to each so it's not uncommon for one to work well,for one person and not another. Your doctor should be able to prescribe a different one (such as fluoxetine or Citalopram) if the Sertraline doesn't work out for you. One thing to keep in mind, it can take a few weeks for the SSRI meds to really kick in and your body to adjust, sometimes you'll need to vary the dosage too to find the right fit.

In addition to medication I also highly recommend therapy as well (CBT) if that's at all an option, not only does it help with your OCD in general it provides a great set of tools to manage flare ups in times when the medication is being less effective than normal.

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I've been on fluoxetine and citalopram and currently on sertraline and abilify don't think there's much left to try? Apart from maybe escitolopram

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Hi Bruces.I would just like to second what dksea said about the CBT.In many cases CBT is more effective than tablets and the tablets are used to help you follow the CBT programme

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I had cbt last year but I wasn't in the right frame of mind to connect with it I was in too much of a depressive state

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In addition to the four SSRIs you mention there are too more that I know of, Fluvoxamine and Paroxetine. Other types of drugs such as SNRIs and TCAs can also be used to treat OCD.

I'm sorry to hear that the timing wasn't right the last time you tried therapy but perhaps this time around things will be better for you!

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Try a different therapist this time Bruces because the OCD might be causing the depression

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I think with CBT is the classic case of if you're&when feeling better CBT becomes so much more easier,when you're very depressed CBT seems virtually impossible to help you I do believe.bruces I agree with lovid as the OCD as I can testify to that most likely it may be makinbg the depression much more worse.I'm on a combination of Lumin&pristiq and Seroquel as well and I think these have been the best for me and I've also been on pretty much everything :original: .

Bruces I think you like me&anyone/everyone else in this situation if you can get your thoughts really reduced so much as possible&get far more stable everything else will click into place in no time for sure I know it :original: .

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My checking is a little different from others that's why I find it hard to relate,my gp is going to refer me as he didn't want to change my meds so will have to wait for a referral

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Bruces, please don't ever think that there isn't a place for all of us in the world we all serve a purpose - you are just struggling to see yours because of your depression. How long did they think you would have to wait for the referral? You have started on the road to recovery by speaking to your GP. Thinking of you. x

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I'm really so sorry to hear how you're feeling bruces i know the feeling&just want to say to you it's never your fault ok that you're feeling like this.But you've done remarkably well getting a referral and hopefully things can move very swiftly asap I know there are meds out there than can&will change your life for the better and it can be just around the corner I really know it :original: .

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Fluoxetine helped me last time and am currently taking it, I was on citalporam before this and it worked ok.

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I seem to be spending a lot of time about taking my life it's currently the only way I can see to be the way out its silly I know but it is the truth I don't see any future with any kind of normality and because of my ocd and confidence issues I'm not able to be of any use,I'm just a drain on family and friends

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Hi bruces what meds have you been on throughout your life can i please ask?.I would like to see if I could offer you some maybe helpful assistance if you like mate? :original: .

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Hi ace I'm currently on sertraline and abilify felt not bad to begin with then it took a nose dive,I've been on most things fluoxetine,citalopram and others I forget the name of my recent visit to the gp ended in him saying he didn't want to mess about with my meds anymore and he wanted

To give me a referral to a specialist and let them advise on medication so don't really know what is left that I can try whether some of the older tricyclics would have any affect I'm not sure.

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bruces that's the best thing for you to do&well done for from your DR as well,great idea to see a specialist it seems you need a proper review of your meds&with a specialist no offence of course to your GP obviously it's not his field but when you see a specialist they have many ideas and maybe you can be put on a combination of meds like I'm on right now which may help you?.I'm speaking as that has seemed to be the trick for me this after many years of me virtually have tried about 50 different types of meds&all of them on so thoroughly.

There are that many meds for you to try and I can help you if you like anyway possible with whatever you may need,spoort anything at all? :original: .

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My medication at the moment just doesn't seem to be touching the sides of this depression I feel so terrible such a struggle to even get out of bed on a morning,I don't think I've ever felt this bad I just wish the ground would open up and take me I've really just had enough of life it's torture

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