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Old 04-05-2021, 09:33 AM   #1
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Antipsychotics causing/exacerbating OCD

So this started on a different medication but it's come back on this one. I am on a high dose and nobody seems to think coming off it is an option. Has anybody else had their medication cause OCD? How have you dealt with it? I've just started an antidepressant to help but I don't want to be throwing medication at things for the rest of my life.

It seems really odd that this isn't on the list of side effects.


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I have not had this experience, but I know for me antipsychotics DID increase my agitation/anxiety, and I needed medication to counteract that. So I wonder if for you it could be similar, that it's increased anxiety or other feelings, which in turn has triggered OCD for you? Not trying to diagnose or anything, just wondering if maybe the OCD is a symptom of something else and not the direct correlation?

I'm guessing switching doses or medications is not an option?



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Thanks Camden.

I think you're probably right. The sertraline seems to be doing something, and I haven't had any major attacks in the last couple of weeks.

No, they want me to stay on this med and dose, which is a pain for many reasons!



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I'm glad the sertraline is helping but that's super frustrating that they aren't willing to consider switching things up for you. Ugh.



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