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Has anyone tried antipsychotic drugs for OCD? Had a Dr. just prescribe Abilify and the website literally says, "tell your dr. if you have any of the following: and one of the conditions is OCD!" Read lots of negative/bad reactions to this kind of drug for OCD. Looking for more testimonials - bad or good. Thx

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I have been on Abilify in the past for OCD.

But it did not improve my symptoms.

Thus, I had stopped taking it.

Currently, I am taking an antipsychotic medication called Latuda.

Recently, I started some new symptoms of delusions.

Thus, the doctor put me on it.

It has been working sometimes for delusions.

Everyone reacts differently to medications and their side effects.

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Thanks for sharing your experience!

Selesnya profile image

I used Zyprexa for about a year or two, and it helped a lot. I was having lots of trouble sleeping due to OCD worries, and this helped both by making me sleepy and by give me some space so that I could choose a little more how to react to my thoughts and not just give in to OCD right away. I did not like the side effects and so I am glad to be off it now. Therapy has helped a lot and might be enough on its own now, but the meds helped a lot until I could get things under control with therapy.

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Lollob in reply to Selesnya

Thanks for sharing with me!

Candace_Marie profile image

My psychiatrist prescribed the anti-psychotic Latuda at a decent dosage (40mg) for my OCD. My symptoms have dissipated which I'm thankful for. As much as I'd prefer not to be on an anti-psyc, it's really helped my quality of life. I hope the abilify works for you!

PS - I don't have any side effects on Latuda, may be the same for you.

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Lollob in reply to Candace_Marie

Thank you!

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Fargo-Guy in reply to Candace_Marie

This is amazing. I would take Latuda if it got rid of my ocd.

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Candace_Marie in reply to Fargo-Guy

You should try it! I’m on a low dose of 40mg

Serendipity16 profile image

I've recently started sertraline and just picked up quetiapine (antipsychotic) to try as my obsessions are so strong they are considered delusions,

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TheGreatAvoider profile image

I take quentapine a SGA (second generation atypical antipsychotic). It helps me with intrusive thoughts. Never taken ability.

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Lollob in reply to TheGreatAvoider

Thank you!

mazkii profile image

Although I've tried a number of different anti-psychotics none have really touched my OCD. I haven't experienced any negative effects though. As you see from above responses, what does nothing for one person can be the just the thing for another. Good luck Lollob.

Paula-38 profile image

Hi Lollob, I don't know the other name for that one. But what I do know is that if you have a physical health condition like epilepsy or you are taking medication for something . Antipsychotic drugs can interfere with some. I had that experience in 2012 I was prescribed Aripriprazole and after 3 days it started my epilepsy off again so I then stopped taking it amd carried on with my anti-epilepsy medication and Escitalopram. Then everything was fine. In other words I can't take antipsychotics alrhough I do believe they CAN reduce the OCD. Hope that helps.

DeathtoOCD profile image

I tried ollaninzempie/ zeprexa, yeah did go well for me.

BlackOnyx profile image

I'm on resperidone and it helps a lot with my intrusive thoughts from OCD. It makes me really tired and hungry though.

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Enr1que311igle in reply to BlackOnyx

Hello, my doctor is looking to put me on either this one or aripriprazole antipsychotic drugs for the first time and I'm pretty scared actually as to which side effects I'll get. I suffer and always give in to my thoughts that I've not used enough water and really struggle to concentrate when washing/ bathing etc so perhaps resperidone can help me too. Thanks for delivering ur experience

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BlackOnyx in reply to Enr1que311igle

Your welcome. I have new side effects though but they could be from changing my birth control but it can be a side effect from respeidone as well which is lactating sometimes. The intrusive thoughts it stopped for me were mostly around suicide and harm though I have contamination and responsibility ocd. Males or females can get the lactating side effect.

Fargo-Guy profile image

It is interesting to me that of all the post below only on person mention a medication I have heard of and the one was given no one said they have tried? Surely Sind drug helps most?

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