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Treatment and duration of medicine intake for OCD - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi. I am suffering from OCD. What can i do?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi Doc.
Doctor :   what are the symptoms that you are having?
Doctor :   since when has this been diagnosed?
User :   im already taking medications... and treatment was started about 1 year ago..
Doctor :   ok
User :   symtoms: i keep repeating things, like words in my head, actions, etc
Doctor :   when was your last follow up?
User :   3 days ago..
Doctor :   ok
User :   would u like to know the medicines im having?
Doctor :   the treatment with medications are best effective when combined with behavioural therapy
Doctor :   and psychotherapy
Doctor :   to train you to be in normal life
Doctor :   and control your symptoms better
User :   right. im already undergoing therapy \
Doctor :   what medications have been prescribed to you?
Doctor :   ok
User :   along with the medications..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what therapy are you undergoing along with medications?
User :   Inderal, adesam, lamosyn, paxidep, pramirol, rtilaam/threst
User :   What i need to know is how long would i have to take these medications..
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, location, occupation.
User :   24, Male, XXX, XXX XXX
User :   and when i do not have the medications, i go crazy...
Doctor :   the treatment will need to be continued and with the other therapies in proper place, slowly the dosages would be reduced after sometime depending upon your response
User :   and even with these medications, i still get the restlesness feeling
Doctor :   if you do not have recurrence of symptoms in those lowered dosages, then they would be gradually taken off
Doctor :   if along with the medications you are stil feeling restless, then i would suggest you to
User :   ok.. so i just need to be patient. so how long would it take for me to be normal..
Doctor :   take a second opinion regarding your symptoms and medications
Doctor :   and probability of changes in medications
User :   would u recommend any particular hospital or clinic or doc?
Doctor :   with a psychiatrist
Doctor :   just a moment, i will provide you a link to consult our panel psychiatrist from whom you can tak ehelp
User :   ok..
User :   So do u think the medicines im having are appropriate?
Doctor :wwww
User :   because the dosages now are high!!
Doctor :   the medications at present seem to be fine, but since you mentioned that you are stil having symptoms while being on them
Doctor :   a second opinion from a renowned psychatrist would be best
Doctor :   to see if the more powerful medications can be given
User :   ok thats good!! needed to know that for sure!!
User :   one more thing,
Doctor :   or if the class of medications can be changed
Doctor :   sure please proceed
User :   do these medications have any future side effects?
Doctor :   in the long term use, few side effects would be there, but the efficacy and the medicinal properties outweigh the side effects
Doctor :   do not worry about them at present
User :   ok.. thanks Doctor..
Doctor :   you could visitthis another link
User :   pls..
Doctor :   to go through various aspects of OCD and learn more about your problem
Doctor :   and how to overcome it
Doctor :   with regular medications, therapies and follow ups
Doctor :   http://www/wwww
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   thanks a lot doc..
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   yes doc..
User :   that will be all.. uv been a great help...
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   i'll get a second opinion then...
Doctor :   sure you can go ahead with that
Doctor :   you can also send us your reports if any are there at XXX
User :   right. thanks.. my time is running out...
User :   i'll see u then.. goodbye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries. Please refer your friends to our service.
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