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Re: Social phobia - side effects of Celexa

Posted by bones on August 17, 1999, at 12:26:23

In reply to Social phobia - side effects of Celexa, posted by Douglas Thomas on August 16, 1999, at 18:40:15

Hi Douglas: I too suffer from Social Anxiety (OCD too). I was recently on a drug called Manerix which I found was quite effective with my Social Anxiety. I felt very "sharp" mentally, (something I dislike about the SSRI's which make me apathetic and mentally foggy). It stopped my tremors. (However I did feel a little "edgy".) I was on quite a small dose, but had to come off of it as it exacerbated my OCD. I would recommend that if the Celexa doesn't work that you give it a try. (It's part of the MAOI family - a newer drug - no (or little) dietary restrictions.) Good luck. I've been struggling with my Social Anxiety for 20 years; I hate having to take medication, but find if I want to be out in the workplace I have to take it. (Also no sexual side effect with the Manerix.)

> I have been suffering from mild social phobia for the last 20 years. It usually manifests itself by sweating in certain social situations when I am the center of attention. I had learned to live with it(mostly through avoidance), but finally after a particularly bad/embarrassing episode, I decided to seek professional help. I was prescribed Paxil and took 10 mgs a day for a week then 20 mgs daily for a week. The sexual side effect of extrememly delayed ejaculation or even no orgasm was unacceptable, and my doctor said this type of side effect usually doesn't subside. I was then prescribed Celexa in hopes of alleviating the sexual side effect. This is my third day of 10 mgs of Celexa. I amm supposed to gradually increase the dosage. I was wondering if anyone out there has any experience with Celexa or any other ssri as part of a treatment plan for social phobia. Also, is anyone taking Celexa without experiencing similar side effects ?




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