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Re: LUVOX or any other med for OCD: experiences wa

Posted by Dinah on November 23, 2003, at 19:31:12

In reply to Re: LUVOX or any other med for OCD: experiences wa, posted by Luxy on November 23, 2003, at 17:43:44

> Long-term efficacy with SSRI's is not proven, beyond 6-8 weeks, which has lead me to believe that he has largely taken care of his own problems (cogntivie therapy, trusting me to make 'reasonable' decisions about coldsore/disease danger, more stable/relaxed lifestyle) and the Luvox can e dispensed with.

I hope it works that way for you. And I did taper off Luvox and found my remaining symptoms were controllable. But I wouldn't say that the Luvox had ceased to have an effect. I went from every other week therapy to twice a week therapy off the Luvox. The apathy that caused me to go off the drug also gave me some stability. It had ceased to be a good tradeoff for me, but don't be disappointed if he needs to continue on it, possibly for a lifetime. That was the plan for me when I went on it.

Moreover, the weight gain didn't go off when I stopped the Luvox. I seemed to have a new weight set point afterwards.

I don't mean to discourage you, but hate for you to be surprised too.

There was a fabulous link about the general effect of SSRI's and how they helped a wide range of disorders through this common mechanism of action. Someone posted it at one point, but I can't find it. I can only think that the link is no longer valid. :(




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