Great to see you AJ, and thanks for the update.
What you say about the OCD being a way to keep the anxiety at bay is interesting, and if that is what works, then that is fine short term. The two often go hand in hand, so don't be surprised that as the OCD tails off, the anxiety comes back. This is completely normal. Deal with one and then the other. Don't overwhelm yourself.
So you have only been on Zoloft since the New Year - not even 3 weeks yet. I would give it time. I am into week 5 now of my Lexapro and just noticing it kick in... with room to go. But others will I am sure weigh in with thoughts. But I think you need to give your system a break for a while and let it get a bit more stable. I have just done a post today which will help explain what is going on, and with a man of many questions, I think you would do well to have a read;