Has NAC worked for anyone?

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Has NAC worked for anyone?
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Since medications never worked for me, my psychiatrist suggested NAC, but has anyone had success from it? Some people claim it has helped with it (reduced and stopped it) and other OCD problems they have. How long does it take to work?

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i went to a conference for the first time and there were several girls who have had success with it....the one i couldn't even tell had trich....she said she uses it daily but it took about 8-9 weeks. i tried it and after about 2-3 weeks i noticed the urge to pull lessened.....the guy who led the conference was a professor from the university of Chicago....an expert on trich....he said to take nac 600mg and vit c (i cant remember why but it was important) 500mg twice a day. of course, something extremely stressful has occurred in my life and i have stopped taking it and the pulling is back in full force....i need to start over again but i got discouraged about starting over....however, since the picking and pulling are out of control, i have to start again....maybe tomorrow. well, i guess tonight:) good luck, fellow sufferers...at least there are others out there who know how much this really sucks

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hey I had to open a new account. my doctor told me you should at least give it 3 months (that's how it works with trials) I've tried so many medications, this is my last hope, and then i will try a program or something because this thing is destroying my life plus i have major anxiety/ocd so i'm a mess. but if you look at studies they usually try for 3 months. Then again everyone varies in how they react, some might see a difference in 2 weeks and some in 3 months, so you never know. good luck let me know it goes okay? I am trying another SSRI and then if that fails the doctor suggested NAC and so did my therapist and a program.

Good luck!!! Don't get discouraged ..BTW did you ever try reading any books on this? or has anyone?? It makes it so hard to concentrate that I can't even read a book my sister bought for my on trich. :(