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Any SSRI/other? good as Nardil for Social Phobia?

Posted by JohnB on November 3, 1999, at 9:49:22

hi, i suffer from pretty severe social phobia. argh! i've found the most effective drug has been nardil, but weight gain and sexual dysfunction drove me crazy. currently taking marplan (50 mg/day), but it doesn't work nearly as well. parnate didn't work for me either. WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANY OF THE SSRI'S OR OTHER DRUGS (VENLAFAXINE, SERZONE, ETC) WORK AS WELL FOR SOCIAL PHOBIA, AND WITHOUT THE WEIGHT/SEXUAL SIDE EFFECTS. i also take klonopin, which is effective, but pretty sedating and just destroys my short-term memory. in fact, the other day, i couldn't remember an assignment my boss had given me in a meeting which occured one hour earlier!!!!!!!!!

i guess an alternative could be to supplement nardil with burpropion or something else to reverse the sexual dysfunction and weight gain. anyone with experience, here?

maybe a second alternative is taking zoloft/buspar combination - maybe this is worth a try (?) saw where someone mentioned it being activating, and without the sexual/weight problems. just don't know if it's effective for severe social phobia.

please help. feel i've run out of options.

thanks. johnb




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