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Depression With Comorbid Ocd


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I have moderate/severe OCD comorbid with moderate/severe depression. I am now on Effexor. I just started today and so obviously it hasn't started working but I come to you all for help as well as my doctor and therapist. I was wondering if any of you have felt like you could never be positive, and that you couldn't be a part of society? Have any of you ever felt you would rather be in misery because while it hurts, it is a comfortable place? I feel defective right now. Has anyone felt this way, or is it just me? I feel like a bottomless pit. I can't concentrate on anything. Please help...

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Hi Livingproof,

I'm so sorry you're in so much pain. I don't have OCD, but I have had several episodes of moderate/severe depression, and what you say you are feeling is very familiar to me, too. When I'm in The Pit (as I call my depressive episodes), I also feel extremely defective and have difficulty with concentration. As for preferring to be in misery because it is a comfortable place, that too is familiar. Have you ever had a time in your life when you weren't depressed or plagued by OCD? If so, maybe knowing that will help. I don't know that depression is actually a comfortable place, but fear of the unknown of what you'll have to go through to try to climb out can be VERY uncomfortable. But I'm in remission now, and I'm here to tell you that scary as it is, remission is worth it. I call it "remission" because I've had two previous episodes and never know when/if it will strike again. But I do believe that with meds and therapy, many of us can find relief, if not remission. So, please don't give up hope. All of us here on the DF either are where you are, or were where you are, and we are here to support you in whatever way we can. Please feel free to look around the topics and see if you find anything interesting or helpful. And whenever you need a shoulder to cry on, or an encouraging wish, we are here for you.

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Thank you so much. I might be posting in the coming weeks. This really helped me get through tonight. One day at a time :)

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I have OCD with depression, as well as about 10 other illnesses mixed in. I don't think I'll ever become a functional part of society anymore. The harder I try to push forward, the harder everyone pushes back. The top gets higher the more that I climb...

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Hi,

I have depression with anxiety and OCD and am

on a combo of zoloft,abilify and neurontin. My

depression is under complete control but I worry

constantly. We are self-employed and I worry

about the business all the time even though we

have done well for close to 20 years. This economy

isnt helping and I cant get through an hour without

going over and over in my head worrysome thoughts.

I heard luvox was really good for OCD but I hate

to mess with my meds since my depression is

under control. I really hate this disease!!

best wishes to everyone,

starr

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I know how you feel. I'm in the same spot as you. I'm scared to get better because of the unknown. I have OCD, social anxiety, agoraphobia and depression because of it all. I feel very lost. I was just diagnosed with OCD last week so it really hasn't set in.

Hope you feel better soon.

Michele

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