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  1. Have you tried therapy? Exposure therapy and CBT can be helpful. A book that also really helped me is Brain Lock.
  2. I only had side effects when I started it. Those side effects were sedation and nightmares. After the initial startup they went away. The only reason I stopped depakote was it didn't work for me otherwise I'd stay on it.
  3. I wish I had an easy answer but no med has been able to touch my OCD. Thus, I have to rely on therapy. My therapist uses exposure therapy. Basically, instead of fighting off or avoiding the distressing thought or situation, you actually try to expose yourself to it as much as is comfortable and safe. The idea is you come to see that your OCD isn't real and thoughts are just thoughts. I hope I'm making sense.
  4. In situations like this, I try to calm myself by pointing out to myself that I have been through this already and survived. I try to tell myself it's not the end of the world. I try to expose myself as much as I can to the feared situation thereby lessening it's impact . I have OCD so I know where your coming from.
  5. I get chatter voices, voices commenting on what I'm doing and command voices when I'm really psychotic.
  6. Why won't my pdoc reply to my email? Feeling frustrated.
  7. I doubt that it would. Low dose risperidone is usually used for OCD treatment.
  8. I also gained a lot of weight on it and I hadn't really gained much weight on the other APs
  9. In terms of clozapine, I had a hard time tolerating the sedation but for psychosis it's the best AP I've been on. I was thinking about getting off of it but am re-considering it now. My pdoc claims it can also help with depression. I think it also helped my OCD. If you have insomnia, it can help with that too. It's a very "dirty" drug thus it's effectiveness and large side effect profile. I assume you've tried Abilify. That can help with psychosis and depression.
  10. I talked with my pdoc today and she mentioned Transcranial magnetic simulation (TMS) treatment because I've failed 98% of antidepressants and we are running out of options. She said it might be hard to get the insurance to cover it because my diagnosis isn't MDD, which it is approved for but she said she would be willing to make the case for me to get it. It sounds like its not that invasive or anything so I'm willing to give it a try. Anyone have experience?
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