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#1 jjgiii

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:24 AM

Hey guys. This is my first post. Love the site. I've tried a number of drugs for OCD and am getting desperate. Has anyone had any benefit from taking stimulants for OCD? There have been a couple studies showing that certain stimulants may help with OCD and I just want to know if anyone has a personal story to share. Thanks guys.
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#2 Blue Heron

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:28 AM

Please don't post the same question in multiple categories, jigiii. It doesn't increase the likelihood that you'll get answers more quickly. Read the FAQ.

Welcome to Crazy Meds. Be patient, and I bet you'll find the discussion board useful.
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#3 jjgiii

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:49 AM

Ok sorry about that. Im just very desperate at this point. Thanks for the heads up though.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:55 AM

One question though Blue Heron...I set all of my topics I started to "follow" but no notifications showed up on the notification box when you replied to this topic I started, as well as the two others, where people replied, yet no notification. Any idea why that is happening?

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#5 Blue Heron

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:50 AM

Read "Following Topics."
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#6 metatrix

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:10 AM

I've been on a variety of stimulants for ADHD, and they all make my OCD wayyy worse. But my ADHD is so bad that I have to be a on stimulant anyway. I can't imagine a stimulant making anyone's OCD *better*.

What has worked for my OCD (especially my hair-pulling) is the atypical antipsychotics. Of those, Abilify has worked the best. Have you tried an atypical antipsychotic for your OCD?
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Age: 23; Dx: Bipolar I, ADHD, OCD, Trichotillomania, Tourette's Syndrome, GAD, Social Phobia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Restless Legs Sydrome; Current Meds: Dexamphetamine (Dexedrine SR) 35 mg, Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 60 mg, Aripiprazole (Abilify) 4 mg, Divalproex sodium (Epi-Val/Depakote) 1000 mg; Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg prn; Iron Supplements Past Meds: Paroxetine (Paxil), Citalopram (Celexa), Sertraline (Zoloft), Risperidone (Risperdal), Ziprasidone (Zeldox), Amphetamine (Adderall XR), Methylphenidate (Ritalin).

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:01 PM

Good to know Abilify can work for OCD...How much of a difference did you notice in reduction of symtoms?

To the original poster,I,d be surprised if stimulants would help OCD.I,d think they,d be the opposite but I could be wrong.I,m sure someone with more knowledge will chime in.
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Past meds:Zoloft(pooped out after 5 years),Effexor,Luvox,Cymbalta,Pristiq,Remeron(pooped out after 3 years),Paxil/lamictal(2nd go around and pooping out now after 5 months)Abilify,Lexapro,14 Treatments ECT,anafranil

 

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#8 metatrix

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:11 PM

Good to know Abilify can work for OCD...How much of a difference did you notice in reduction of symtoms?

To the original poster,I,d be surprised if stimulants would help OCD.I,d think they,d be the opposite but I could be wrong.I,m sure someone with more knowledge will chime in.


Abiilfy has almost completely stopped my hair pulling (I used to pull all day, every day). It has been a dramatic change. I still pick at my scalp, but much less than before (I don't make it bleed anymore).

Edited by metatrix, 27 March 2012 - 02:12 PM.

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Age: 23; Dx: Bipolar I, ADHD, OCD, Trichotillomania, Tourette's Syndrome, GAD, Social Phobia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Restless Legs Sydrome; Current Meds: Dexamphetamine (Dexedrine SR) 35 mg, Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 60 mg, Aripiprazole (Abilify) 4 mg, Divalproex sodium (Epi-Val/Depakote) 1000 mg; Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg prn; Iron Supplements Past Meds: Paroxetine (Paxil), Citalopram (Celexa), Sertraline (Zoloft), Risperidone (Risperdal), Ziprasidone (Zeldox), Amphetamine (Adderall XR), Methylphenidate (Ritalin).

#9 Rainman56

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:20 PM

Glad to hear its working well for you.I,m assuming it needs to be used in conjunction with another med to help with depression/ocd?
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Past meds:Zoloft(pooped out after 5 years),Effexor,Luvox,Cymbalta,Pristiq,Remeron(pooped out after 3 years),Paxil/lamictal(2nd go around and pooping out now after 5 months)Abilify,Lexapro,14 Treatments ECT,anafranil

 

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#10 metatrix

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:47 AM

Glad to hear its working well for you.I,m assuming it needs to be used in conjunction with another med to help with depression/ocd?


For hair-pulling, can be used on it's own. For depression, needs to be used in conjuction with an antidepressant, generally.
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Age: 23; Dx: Bipolar I, ADHD, OCD, Trichotillomania, Tourette's Syndrome, GAD, Social Phobia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Restless Legs Sydrome; Current Meds: Dexamphetamine (Dexedrine SR) 35 mg, Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 60 mg, Aripiprazole (Abilify) 4 mg, Divalproex sodium (Epi-Val/Depakote) 1000 mg; Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg prn; Iron Supplements Past Meds: Paroxetine (Paxil), Citalopram (Celexa), Sertraline (Zoloft), Risperidone (Risperdal), Ziprasidone (Zeldox), Amphetamine (Adderall XR), Methylphenidate (Ritalin).



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