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fightback_ocd

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Hi everyone,
I am a first year med student suffering from a number of mental illnesses be it OCD ( mainly pure-o), SOCIAL ANXIETY, GAD, PANIC DISORDER, ONYCHOPHAGIA and mild AGORAPHOBIA ( all being in severe stage).
I have been diagnosed officially by psychiatrist.
They have prescribed me meds but I am not taking them due to their potential side effects. I am also not attending the therapy sessions due to financial issues. I haven't told these things to my parents or to any other person but the psychiatrist. Now, my anxiety has gone out of control and I am looking forward towards my recovery.
My question to you people is as follows-
1. Should I start taking the medicine prescribed by psychiatrist?
2.What are the potential side effects of these medicines?
3.Will it damage my brain and change me as a whole( ruining my positive traits also)
4.How does one feel after taking such medicine?? Do they really work? How long do they take to show their full effects??
5.Is there any alternative method to cure the illness??
Looking forward to your replies.
It's very urgent!!!!!
 
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Dear Fightback, I can only tell you that I have had 30 years experience with the mental health system and if you can avoid drugs, that will spare you the side effects. But you have to go into serious therapy. Ask family to help financially. My mother paid for a good psychologist. If you aren't going to seriously seek therapy for all your anxieties, you will have to take drugs. You have got to do one or the other. It's always good to start with the therapy.
 
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Orwell1984

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What meds? Why are you so anxious?
 
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