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Another Misfit

Posted by PL on August 20, 1999, at 12:54:35

In reply to Re: Bruce, posted by andrewb on August 20, 1999, at 10:32:53

I've been socially anxious all my life. I learned to compensate to some degree by rehearsal and acting. Of course when I was in an unexpected situation I would just freeze. I couldn't think of my name let alone pay any attention to what was being said. And forget trying to respond. Even with rehearsal, my timing is always off so I just stay quite most of time.

I also have major depression and have taken antidepressants just this past year, trying to find one that works. Since I also have social anxiety, I asked my psyc if I could try klonopin. I started with .5 mg twice day and after a month went to 1 mg twice a day. Well after 2 weeks I had super depression. I was crying uncontrollably at work and call my psyc from my car. He told me to taper off the klonopin, which I did in 2 weeks. Klonopin can cause a worsening of depression so just be careful of that to anyone who is also depressed. Now I'm on BuSpar 10 mg 2 times a day, along with Wellburtrin 200 mg twice a day and Effexor 75 mg a day. I wanted to add (will be 2 weeks) the BuSpar to see if that might help the social anxiety.

Good luck to all.




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