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  1. 1. Likely a drop in efficacy of the med(s) - needing now a higher dose and/or augmentation with diff meds. 2. Any additional stressors? School/life balance?? My two cents
  2. Hi Wombat140, I have read everything you've written and have tried to help...I'm sorry I don't have a good answer for you, and hope you find the help/answers you need. (((hugs)))
  3. Hi Wombat140! Sorry to hear this is still upsetting you, but it's understandable (unfortunately). Did the suggestions I gave you help at all? Have you recorded yourself repeating the word and listening to it?? I can tell right now the OCD has its stronghold on you with this word. I don't mean to diminish it's power over you in any way, nor do I want to make it seem like it's an insurmountable task to get through/over. You have to start somewhere - what are you thinking of trying?? Take baby steps here, and build your way up. ((hugs))
  4. Hi Wombat140, I'm not sure why ERP is more suggested than CBT. I've had both. Might be a good idea for you to research ERP on Youtube. So, let's say my current OCD fear is of being gay. ERP therapy would say to look at pictures (not porn!) of two same sex individuals walking together, reading a love story about a gay couple, etc. The idea behind it is to desensitize you to your fear. So, with your "word", you might consider recording yourself saying the word, repeatedly, and then playing it back to yourself throughout the day. Lmk if any questions - I hope this helps you!!
  5. Hi Wombat140, I deal w severe OCD/anxiety (actually just got DBS for it), but the best way I know how to approach word fears are to specifically expose yourself to the fear itself. That's the idea behind ERP therapy. Let me know if I can help further!
  6. Wombat140 - yes, I've dealt with this too (especially fear of the color red, which is my favorite color)! If u can't go down the med route, I'd highly suggest treatment with a therapist trained in ERP (exposure response prevention).
  7. Chocolate - only thing I can think of for that is the craving for magnesium and an endorphin release?
  8. Just a 2 second guess here, but wouldn't the charred portion be carbon / charcoal (an absorbent).
  9. Intrusive thoughts

    Hi DC24, I totally understand intrusive thoughts - I deal with pure-OCD. There's not one supplement that will take it away, but magnesium taurate (or any -ate form) helps chill me out a bit. Please know you're not alone - discussing intrusive thoughts is hard. That's also a good point to understand - they're just thoughts. If they were thoughts you would act upon, then they wouldn't bother you in the slightest. With intrusive thoughts that bother you, cause increased anxiety, etc. that's exactly what OCD is. I hope this helps- again, you're not alone ((hugs)).
  10. Anxiety/psych meds

    I'm so sorry to hear what you all are going through. Fyi, I'm 38 now, but I began experiencing severe anxiety/OCD at age 22. I can tell you without hesitation that I would not be here today if it weren't for the help of psych medicines. I didn't want to be on them/need them either (who does), but resist all you want at/for whom's expense?? My two cents is to find a great youth psychiatrist and at least TRY it...sounds like the poor girl needs some relief.
  11. Great question - I don't know but will be curious to hear others' responses.
  12. need advice and support

    I'm sorry you're struggling right now...it will get better, we have to believe this. Are you on facebook? If so, please join the group linked below and post your question there as well. HTH! https://www.facebook.com/groups/189241844607935/
  13. Thank you both so much for your input...interesting thing is I went to my pharmacy on Sunday to pick up a rx for my husband and they had an rx ready for me as well. I asked what it was - I wasn't expecting anything, yet sure enough it was minocycline! Either his staff decided to call it in or he did it himself. No idea why they said no in the first place and then changed their mind. I totally agree about ordering online not being ideal (for many reasons), but since he had indicated what should be prescribed it seemed worth looking into. Started minocycline Sun night - will keep you posted (no noticeable effects just yet)!
  14. If Dr Latimer is near you, then try to get in with her. If it will take awhile to get in, maybe ask her what tests your pediatrician can run until u meet with Dr L? AFAIK, the things I listed out can be run via a serum blood test (I went to a lab in town, with approval from Dr T).
  15. Hi all, I have approval from Dr T to try minocycline, but was then told by his staff I'd have to visit him in person before they'd call the rx in. So, in the meantime I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about ordering minocycline online? I found many sites, and from the one below it seems to be the same rx, but for animals. The price is good - but I'm wondering if anyone has done this before? Am I crazy for considering this? Here's the site I'm looking at: http://www.allivet.com Also, here's a patent that was submitted for treating anxiety/ocd with minocycline - interesting! Has anyone tried it for their OCD/PANS? Treatment of anxiety disorders with minocycline: http://www.google.com/patents/WO2008104734A1?cl=en
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