My daughter is 14 and suffered from ocd since the age of 9 then it was intrusive thoughts which seems to ease and at 13 1/2 came back as xo rmaintion ocd withntriggers beinh Moses bogies my strands of hair. She wouldn’t move fromone sofa fofnfwae of touching something. She has come far and is under Camhs - she is now on sertraline, increase every four weeks to 100mg that shebis now on. She is now going for drives in the car, walks, passes me stuff, doing her make up, some schoolwork at home, not having major meltdowns and going from
Not speaking or wanting to spend time with us- to doing exactly that so am feeling she is on the road to recovery.
I just wondered why the sr has said now to Alston at 100mg and work more on the bah our side of things as I have read that the therapeutic dose for paediatric ocd is 200 mg. I know it is diff for everyone but have heard that it takes quite high doses for relief. She is speaking to the dr again on the app at Dec. I just wondered how lo b it takes to see if the 100mgnreallhnis the correct dose and after next 6 weeks what would be the reason for her to increase the meds. Does it sometimes take longer than 3-4 weeks to see a difference ?
She has suffered
No side effects and I know do my daughter has relief at a lower dose that’s better for her, nest step is getting her used to being around people again and then introducing her back to school - at the mo this isn’t an option and just wondered if an increase may help with this !!
Many thanks , any advice greatly received