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Can you tell me about pregnancy and ocd/anxiety medication.. need help and personal experience?

Can you tell me about pregnancy and ocd/anxiety medication.. need help and personal experience?

OCD Meds: There are a # of medications that can be used to treat OCD. Please provide us with the name of the specific medication in question so that we can provide a useful response. Take care. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can symptoms actually appear in the body if the mind is looking for them? I suffer from OCD and I keep worrying about a pregnancy.

Can symptoms actually appear in the body if the mind is looking for them? I suffer from OCD and I keep worrying about a pregnancy.

Worrying disesae: It can happen there are a few explanations we have how mind can overpower have physical appearance. Meditation can lead to control of heart rate breathing and even temp regulation which are autonomic controlled features. Ocd can lead to pre occupation with certain impulses that can grow over time and can feel like "real" get an eval treatment so that can be addressed living with ocd is not fun. ...Read more

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I am from the southern part of india. Can I trust the answers for questions I asked relating to ocd, pregnancy, and obesity that I got from healthtap?

I am from the southern part of india. Can I trust the answers for questions I asked relating to ocd, pregnancy, and obesity that I got from healthtap?

Compare Answers: Many healthtap docs are experts in their fields. But even experts don't always agree with one another. We may approach questions from very different perspectives. One of the strengths of healthtap is that you can see what different docs have to say. And you can get a feel for whether any individual doc's perspective feels like a good match for you. "there are many ways out of a forrest.". ...Read more

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Is pregnancy possible from toilet? Semen was released into it and flushed- maybe some remained and splashed to hit vagina? Struggle with worry/ocd

Is pregnancy possible from toilet? Semen was released into it and flushed- maybe some remained and splashed to hit vagina? Struggle with worry/ocd

No, relax.: Wow! Let me know whether your store-bought AM urine pregnancy test turns positive a week after you miss your period. I want to write up and publish an account of the very first pregnancy from toilet exposure. That would be unheard of! ...Read more

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I have ocd. No-penetration sex on 12th jan, had period as expected on 31st, had next normal period 28 feb. Still can't stop worrying about pregnancy.

I have ocd. No-penetration sex on 12th jan, had period as expected on 31st, had next normal period 28 feb. Still can't stop worrying about pregnancy.

Do test: If you were pregnant from that event, a home urine pregnancy test would be positive. They are easy to buy, not expensive and are very accurate. It sounds like it may bring you some peace of mind. ...Read more

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Can emotional, physical, sexual and verbal abuse, control and threats during pregnancy cause such disorders as toutetts, ocd, odd, anxiety?

Can emotional, physical, sexual and verbal abuse, control and threats during pregnancy cause such disorders as toutetts, ocd, odd, anxiety?

Maybe not cause but: Certainly uncover or make worse any of those issues noted. Intervention should be done as soon as possible to protect the expectant mother & the unborn child. There is evidence to support the belief that children of mothers who have untreated psychiatric problems during pregnancy have babies who are at risk for behavior & mood disorders as children & adolescents or even later in life also. ...Read more

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What's the best way to stop seroxat? I've been on it for 2 years. For OCD and depression. I want to stop be4 pregnancy. I''ll get married in 5 months.

What's the best way to stop seroxat? I've been on it for 2 years. For OCD and depression. I want to stop be4 pregnancy. I''ll get married in 5 months.

Slowly or substitute: Seroxat is paroxetine or in us called paxil. As ssris it has some of the more difficult withdrawal sx. Stopping for pregnancy raises two issues: 1: the longer you are off the more likely to relapse, 2. Stopping too fast causes worse withdrawal. I would advise taper over 4 weeks. If problem consider change to Prozac (fluoxetine) briefly as it is easier to get off. Staying on med may be safer than relapse of depression as some studies suggest. ...Read more

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Had on thin leggings w/ small tear near vagina & thin underwear. He peed than precum with nothing on. Is pregnancy possible? Sorry I have ocd &anxiety

Had on thin leggings w/ small tear near vagina & thin underwear. He peed than precum with nothing on. Is pregnancy possible? Sorry I have ocd &anxiety

No apology needed: It's not likely. But, to say impossible depends a bit on your ovulation date. If the timing was spot on there's a small chance. If not, it's tiny to almost none. Try not to worry - that can add to the problem. If you miss your period - after a week - do a test and/or have an pro exam. I'm not recommending it, but you can consider the pill. Talk to a Dr you trust. Again, relax. Best! ...Read more

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How common is contamination OCD during pregnancy? Mine seems to be getting worse. I'm on 50 mg of zoloft (sertraline). How to deal w/out driving my doctor crazy?

How common is contamination OCD during pregnancy? Mine seems to be getting worse. I'm on 50 mg of zoloft (sertraline). How to deal w/out driving my doctor crazy?

OCD ; Pregnancy: Up to 40% of childbearing ocd outpatients have onset of the disorder during pregnancy. The most common manifestations are fears of contaminating the infant, needs for exactness, and aggressive thoughts (such as harming the baby), as well as associated cleaning, washing, checking, and avoidance compulsions. Http://tinyurl. Com/k3b97aw a psychiatrist can help with this, collaborating with your ob. ...Read more

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Have lot of fear of catching diseases like listeriosis, toxoplasmosis, herpes etc. In pregnancy. Is it paranoia, OCD? Can it affect my baby? What to do?

Have lot of fear of catching diseases like listeriosis, toxoplasmosis, herpes etc. In pregnancy. Is it paranoia, OCD? Can it affect my baby? What to do?

Possibly: You may have a form of anxiety. I suggest you contact a mental health professional to determine if this is something that needs to be addressed. There is literature that indicates the mood state of the mother impacts the fetus. ...Read more

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Do I have ocd?

Do I have ocd?

OCD/Paranoid: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Common obsessions include fears pf contamination, losing control, harm to self or others, perfectionism, unwanted sexual thoughts, and religious correctness. Common compulsions include washing and cleaning, checking, repeating behaviors, counting, and undoing. ...Read more

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Can OCD be treated?

Can OCD be treated?

YES, esp. Thru ERP!: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit. Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated! ...Read more

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Ocd since 15 years?

Can happen: If you have significant symptoms, I hope that you are receiving professional care for your condition. ...Read more

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How to help my OCD?

How to help my OCD?

Get Free Thru ERP!: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit. Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated! ...Read more

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Can you outgrow ocd?

Not usually: Ocd is thought to be naturally waxing and waning. Many do experience lessening of symptoms with different life circumstances but probably not simply due to outgrowing it. ...Read more

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Can OCD be outgrown?

Can OCD be outgrown?

Meds and therapy: Meds (usually antianxiety medications, but not always) combined with therapy with a clinician who specializes on OCD is the best combination to treat OCD, typically. Cured is not a word that I would use to describe optimal results. Symptom reduction is part of it, but the emotional management that is the root of it should be the focus. If the anger/fear is resolved then the behavior will decrease ...Read more

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Is there a cure of ocd?

Is there a cure of ocd?

No: But there is plenty of help. Ocd like many other disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and mood disorders can be treated successfully, but often require long term treatment so the disorder does not seriously impair a persons function and they can live a fairly normal life. The best care is counseling, desensitization and medication combined. A strong positive attitude helps also. ...Read more

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How to come out of ocd?

How to come out of ocd?

First, Know Ur OCD: Before seeking out treatment, ensure that u get the most effective treatment (s) available! I'd suggest doing lots of research on ocd. Learn about how it works & about what treatments are effective (esp exposure & response prevention, mindfulness meditation, psychiatric meds). Teach your family/friends about it. Listen 2this teen w/ocd: http://bit. Ly/10wlenp also see: http://www. Ocfoundation. Org. ...Read more

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Whom to consult for ocd?

Whom to consult for ocd?

Expert Help Matters!: See ur pcp 2rule out any physical problems. Then consult w/ psychiatrist or clinical psychologist specializing in ocd/anxiety. Expert can rule out other problems that may look like or go w/ ocd/anx. To get the right doc (s) & most effective treatment (s), research ocd/anxiety: learn all u can about them & how 2treat effectively. Find a wellspring of educational info here: http://www. Anxietybc. Org. ...Read more

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I am suffering from ocd?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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I am suffering from ocd?

OCD: Tx is available, if your symptoms are interfering with your daily functioning or causing distress. Talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ocd?

What are symptoms of ocd?

Persistent ideas: Obsessions are persistent ideas, thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced as intrusive and senseless. Compulsions are repetitive, purposeful and intentional behaviors that are formed in response to an obsession, according to certain rules. ...Read more

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How to know if I have ocd?

How to know if I have ocd?

Expert Diagnosis: Obsessions = unwanted ; sometimes disturbing thoughts or images that pop into mind ;don't easily go away. They tend 2cause a lot of anxiety ; distress, ; can interfere w/ daily living. 2 make sure u get right treatment, it's impt 2have an expert psychological or psychiatric evaluation. What u r calling "obsession" may b something else ; might signify a number of different mental health conditions. ...Read more

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Could you suddenly have ocd?

Sudden onset OCD: It is not likely that ocd would just start out of the blue, but you could suddenly become aware of it. ...Read more

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How tt stop OCD on your own?

How tt stop OCD on your own?

Why not get help?: Even if you meet with a therapist, you will be doing the work on your own. You will simply have someone to guide you and help you cope with the ocd. Why go it alone? Cognitive behavioral therapy can be very effective. Therapists do not do the work for their clients, they simply assist them. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have ocd?

What should I do if I have ocd?

MD and ERP: When unwanted thoughts and urges to compulse occur go see your pcp to rule out medical cause; especially, in kids. Untreated disease (like strep) can trigger ocd symptoms and lead to a condition called pandas. In order to treat the anxiety caused by the ocd, a physician should recommend an evaluation by a cognitive behavioral therapist and erp treatment. ...Read more

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Is OCD just being a bad worrier?

No: It is a disorder where the individual recognizes they r compelled to do things or think things that are irrational. ...Read more

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How is OCD officially diagnosed?

DSM -IV: Professionals use a manual that is based on years of research and professional opinion called the diagnostic and statistical manual. This has very specific criteria for diagnosing ocd. ...Read more

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What medications are used for ocd?

What medications are used for ocd?

Non-Med Approach?: Exposure & Response Prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read Janet Singer's story abt how ERP helped her 20-y-o son recover from OCD: http://beyondocd. Org/stories/family/dans-story-age-17 Caution: ERP is hard as it involves not giving in when OCD orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment ...Read more