Monday, December 19, 2011

Relaxing and OCD Medication Change

Well I'd have to say my life is not very bloggable right now. I've been sitting at home for the most part, sleeping late, watching TV, and watching movies. I think the break has been making my tics better but who really knows. I went on another date with my boyfriend yesterday. We went out to eat brunch and then went to a chess museum. It was fun but we could only hang out for a few hours because he had to go study for finals. His finals are today, Tuesday, and Wednesday. TS comes up at various times when we're together. I start ticcing and he asks me a question or two about it or jokes about it. Overall he makes me feel so normal and I am just so at ease around him.

This morning I had an appointment with my psychiatrist and we decided to change my OCD medication. Since I'm 18 now, I'm no longer a pediatric case and there are more meds to try out. The med i'm on right now, Zoloft, makes me really tired and spacey and isn't doing all that much for my OCD because I'm on a low dose because the higher doses make me even more tired. It's really important that I can go up on a higher dose so that OCD doesn't.......take over my life. So now I'm going to try out Lexipro which will hopefully make me less tired and will allow me to go up on a higher dose. My Psychologist says it may even make me more energetic. So tonight I'm going to start the new med. I probably won't notice any changes for a few weeks so we'll see how this goes....

Daily Video's: Meet Four OCD Sufferers 

Meet Kathleen Dunn: An OCD Sufferer and Young Author 

MeeJeremy Bennett: OCD Sufferer, Author, Magician 

Meet Severan: OCD Sufferer, High School Student, Star Athlete 

Meet Howie Mandel: OCD Sufferer, Well Known Comedian and Actor, Author 

Daily Links: 

International OCD Foundation 

Article: Howie Mandel Goes Public with OCD 

Article: OCD and Tourette Syndrome: Re-examining the Relationship

Tourette Syndrome Plus Website (For TS and it's Associated Disorders)


  1. Thank you for being so brave at such a young age, to help others know they are not alone with ocd.

  2. Thanks so much! I usually blog more about Tourette's but maybe I will start blogging more about OCD knowing that I have some OCD readers!