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      Has anyone on here gone back onto a medication after not being on it for years, and did it help again?   my situation is that I have been on escitilapram for the last 2 years but it seem to have made me more anxious,  I have tried so many different SSRIs over the years and the one I was on the longest , was the first one I started on in 1999 it was paroxetine and it worked well for a lot of years, so as my ocd is so much worse at the moment I am going back onto it with the hope it will help again

      I have been off it for 8 years has anyone else had any experience with doing anything similar, also can anyone recommend a good online self help course or online therapist ?

      thank you


        You are probably best to do therapy in person, face to face. I did some telephone therapy during lockdown. It was OK, but would have been better to meet up in person.

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          We’re sorry you haven’t had many replies yet and we want you to know that OCD Action offers other types of support for you.

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