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Re: social anxiety-HELP!!!

Posted by Rick on November 29, 1999, at 14:19:58

In reply to social anxiety-HELP!!!, posted by Mark on November 27, 1999, at 1:47:01

Use the Psycho-Babble search function to seek "social phobia" or "social anxiety" and you'll find a wealth of information. Unfortunately you have to search each archive separately.

I actually started a gradual DIET when on Nardil (my first ever), and lost 40 of my 230 pounds with a lot less trouble than I expected (glad I hadn't heard about the "notorious" weight-gain side effect until AFTER losing the weight!). I ate "helthy" during the week, and then ate whatever I wanted on weekends (still do).

But Klonopin, with a little help from Pindolol, has been doing wonders for my Social Phobia for months (much better than Nardil) with no side effects after the first few weeks of occasional fatigue passed.
The trick is to not take more than you need (by all means ignore studies that suggest 3-6 mg...although I've noted, oddly, that I seem to need a little bit more since eating more over the holidays.

Like everyone says: We're all different. There are lots of things to try, and several drug companies are focused on testing new Social Phobia medications (not just the familiar anti-depressants)as we speak.

Good Luck,
> I have had generalized social anxiety for many years and didnt try any medication until last year. Zoloft worked wonders for me, but after a bad marijuana experience, the Zoloft stopped working. I've tried Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, tricyclics, Buspar, nothing seems to work. I'm starting to talk with my docotr about possibly using an MAOI: specifically, Parnate, Moclobemide, or Marplan. I'm staying away from Nardil due to the weight gain side effect. If anyone has had any experience with these medications, or with recovery from bad drug trips, please help me out. In particular, effectiveness, side effects, and need to strictly adhere to diet. Thanks a lot.




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