to the luvox & xanax anon (from a submit)
I’m on luvox right now, and obviously people react differently to different meds so you may have a different experience. Starting out on it, I took 25mg for a week, then switched up to 50mg for a month and a half, then up to 75mg for a week then 100mg. The pills I get come in 50mg so they’re easy to divide, I don’t know what you’ll get though. The reason I did half of what I was prescribed at first was to have a smoother transition, and it did help to do that. I had few side effects, but I did have troubles sleeping (it was hard falling asleep, and then I didn’t have deep sleep) for a month or so, and it made me drowsy to take it during the day so I took it before bed.
In terms of effectiveness, I’ve found that it does help a lot in dampening the sharp anxieties and how strong I feel it, as well as evening out the lows I get too.
I’m afraid I don’t know how it affects compulsions, however, because I suffer from a type of ocd called pure-ocd, so only get the strong obsessions associated with it and intrusive thoughts. It does help with intrusive thoughts, it makes them less potent I find.
I’ve never taken xanax, however, so I hope someone else can help you out there.
If you’re worried or ever just need to talk, feel free to message me! :)
Good luck <3