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Re: What is OCD? For those that don't know....

Posted by ed_uk2010 on February 12, 2015, at 17:09:00

In reply to Re: What is OCD? For those that don't know...., posted by Bill82 on February 12, 2015, at 16:34:43

>Also of note, alcohol dose dependently abolishes both my compulsions and obsessions. But as my dad was an alchoholic and I often drink way too much I refrain from drinking at all times unless I am literally going nuts(last drink was over a month ago).

The thing about alcohol is that it's such a broad spectrum CNS depressant and euphoriant, it dose-dependently abolishes most things!

>Alcohol also has a rebound effect in worsening my ocd gravely the next day.

That's a major sign you should avoid it. Drinking regularly would no doubt lead to severe dependence.

>Alchohal to my understanding inhibits glutamate and encourages GABA in some way giving it's depressive effects. It also effects dopamine and other receptors, but it's depressive effects are primarily due to Glutamte and GABA.


>When on benzos I experience the same uncanny urge to take "just one more" until the bottle is gone and I wake up the next day with extreme ocd and withdrawals.

This is a feature of the disinhibition the drugs cause.

>I could be wrong but I don't see the disadvantage to this.

It's all rather experimental, but there are other meds you could try eg. the antiepileptic oxcarbazepine (Trileptal). It's effective in animal models of OCD, plus there's the occasional case report.




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