Posted by noa on August 7, 2003, at 6:43:18
In reply to Re: Stimulants increasing anxiety, OCD? (long) » noa, posted by Snoozy on August 2, 2003, at 0:54:15
Hey, Snoozy--thanks for replying.
I have been off caffeine for about a week, with one exception, on an airplane. I am still picking when sitting and reading or watching tv. I haven't been driving while away from home--that is usually my other place for the absentminded picking. I've beendoing a small amount of mirror picking, but the reduction might be due to sharing living spaced with other people.
You may be right about SSRIs helping with some OCD problems but not others. But no one seems to know how to predict anything--it is all trial and error no matter what. Like Andrew Solomon ("Noonday Demon") says--it is like a game of darts, and hopefully one of the darts hits the target more or less.
Good luck--I hope the stimulants work for you without problems.