Thanks for the valuable inputs.
Well I can understand your apprehension regarding use of a medication but believe me if I had a better alternative to handle your situation of OCD then I would have had no problem what so ever in mentioning that to you.
So I reckon that you ask your GP to prescribe and place you on either Lexapro / Cipralex ( escitalopram) at dose of 10 mg / day to be taken as a single morning dose or Zoloft ( sertraline ) at dose of 50 mg to be taken as a single dose at night time. Both of them are anti depressants which are considered world over as the first line treatment modalities for managing OCD. So any one of these two shall be chosen and started preferably Lexapro as it has faster onset of action.
Other than the above mentioned drug which shall form the mainstay of your treatment you shall also ask your doctor to prescribe you rivotril / klonopin ( generic name -- clonazepam) at dose of 0.25-0.5 mg to be used only occasionally at times when despite of using the already mentioned anti depressant you are feeling overwhelmed with recurrent thoughts , so basically this drug will be used as an addition drug only when it is required owing to severity of your condition.
Also I may also mention here that you shall patiently give the drugs at least 1-2 weeks in order to appreciate their effects on OCD as this much time is required by them to settle in your system and work to the best of their capacity.
I hope this helps.
Kindly discuss these above mentioned drugs with your doctor and do the needful and hopefully you will be able to overcome your symptoms of ocd effectively thereby allowing self to remain symptom free until the meeting with the psychologist takes place.
Wish you all the best.
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