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Re: Did Zoloft/Buspar work for Social Phobia?

Posted by Bob on November 4, 1999, at 8:45:52

In reply to Did Zoloft/Buspar work for Social Phobia?, posted by JohnB on November 3, 1999, at 22:56:24

While not diagnosed as having social phobia, I've always been one of those "painfully shy" folk. No assertiveness, no ambition. Zoloft certainly changed that for me. 180 degrees in the opposite direction.

Negatives? 40 extra pounds (even with THIS, any self-consiousness doesn't impede me), 80 points on my total cholesterol and triglycerides off the scale, no sexual desire (so that social assertiveness goes unused in some arenas), emotions like teflon (the stick as long as a situation lasts, then back to numb). Cognitively, I've functioned best on zoloft. I felt it was at least in part due to the same effect that increased my assertiveness & ambition -- I'm more of a risk taker and much less of a "timid" thinker. All the same, enough negatives to kick my Z habit.

Of course, as st. james likes to say, your mileage may vary....





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