May 4, 2013 at 6:02 am #3198
Hello everyone I’m Adrian and I’m a 16 year old male and let me start off by saying I’m new to this community. Well I was recently diagnosed with OCD about 2 or 3 months ago and it all started on night I was in Tampa, FL for my little brothers soccer tournament and that night before going to bed I laid down in bed to go to sleep and I started to notice I couldn’t swallow right it felt like I had something stuck in my throat and I started to think I was going to die and started having a full blown panic attack (at the time I didn’t know it was a panic attack) and ever since that night every single day Ive had constant anxiety over various things at first I had major anxiety about “dying soon” i thought that the reoccuring thoughts were a sign from God that i was going to die soon well 2 weeks or so passed and that thought started to go away (by this time i had alread had my first appointment with my phycologist and he diagnosed me with OCD) well i started to have chest pains and neck pain and back pain so i started to look up online what the possible causes of the symptom might be and along came the famous “I have chest pain…Im having a heart attack” and I had major anxiety for about 2 weeks untill i got blood work and an EKG done and the results came back . Then after that i found this little lump on my scrotum and started having anxiety about having testicular cancer! I went to my pediatrision he checked it out and said it was just a cyst and i had nothing to worry about and eventually it when away. Then i started getting what felt like head pressure and dizzines and blurred vision and I started thinking I had a brain tumor and the anxiety about this lasted for about 2 weeks and just recently to be more specific yesturday I was in class and my teacher put up an article about this new “super gonharria” that was like getting HIV but even deadlier and so when he started reading the article booom it hit me I started thinking that I for sure had HIV because about 5-6 months ago I had unprotected sex with a girl and I started to freak out so I called her and asked her if she had ever been tested for HIV and she said she gets tested every year and that I had nothing to worry about but I kept on thinking “what if she got the HIV from someone else after she got test and then I got it when we had sex” so I called her again and we had a judge fight because she couldn’t believe I was saying she had HIV even when she gets tested so I’m pretty sure I just ruined our friendship…. I also want to add according to the US census the city that I live in is 24 out of 25 of the cities most effected by HIV……. I just need advise and I need to know that this is just my OCD and nothing else….. I should also add the only time I’ve had unprotected sex was that one time and no other times……I need a reason ASAP I don’t know what to do my OCD keeps on getting worse and worse and I’m even on medication! (PROZAC 10mg)June 28, 2013 at 5:12 am #3314
Dr. Michael JenikeMember
you need to get into cognitive behavior therapy as well as take medication. you can go to http://www.ocfoundation.org and put your location in the Treatment Provider section and OCD experts' names will come up. this can make a huge difference. also, with Prozac you will likely need 80mg for a while at least. if that does not help, there are many other medications that are discussed at the above web site. let me know if i can help further.
all best wishes,
Michael Jenike, MD
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