I have been suffering from severe OCD for the last 12 years. Although medications helped improve my symptoms a lot, they still go beyond control occasionally. The current medications include tablet Daxid (300 mg per day) which suitably works for me to date. Other medicines prescribed from time to time by several psychiatrists as associative include tablet Clofranil, tablet Clonil, tablet Admenta, tablet Risdone, and tablet Arip. Out of these, the last two were not at all effective in treating the symptoms but rather increased either drowsiness or irritation beyond tolerance. Tablet Clofranil and tablet Clonil were effective but as per the doctor's advice, I stopped taking those after improvements were noticed. Tablet Admenta was effective, but it increased aggression in me a lot. Please advise on remedial measures.
How much symptom control would you rate on a scale of 100? If tablet Daxid (Sertraline) helped you a lot, I suggest you continue taking it after consulting your specialist doctor and discussing it with him or her. Usually, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) responds well to medicines, but in some cases, only a partial response is achieved. There is a therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy which is very effective and useful in chronic, partially responsive OCD. Apart from this, if you think tablet Daxid did not improve your symptoms to a considerable level, we might consider changing the drug since there are very good medicines available to treat OCD.
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