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Re: social anxiety - benzos - to Mark

Posted by Louise on December 4, 1999, at 17:48:14

In reply to Re: social anxiety - benzos, posted by Mark on December 4, 1999, at 14:21:18


This may be true for some people but not for all. I apparently am med sensitive to all SSRIs and even the newer SRNIs. My situation is that I'm not depressed; I just have general anxiety disorder which can lead to agoraphobia if left untreated. I've tried Prozac, Zoloft, BuSpar, Celexa, and now Effexor XR. For some reason my body has strange reactions to these meds. For instance, I developed severe rashes on Zoloft and BuSpar. I'm currently trying Effexor XR, but after only 4 days I've developed tinnitus and some nausea on this drug. I've even had bad side effects on the benzo, Klonopin.

No one wants to be dependent on any medication. However, sometimes you have to choose between what works vs. what doesn't, i.e., a functional life vs. a life of anxiety and agoraphobia. It's a no brainer for me.


> I think that benzos are not the best choice. Although they may releive some physical symptoms for some people, such as rapid heartbeat etc, they don't provide the more complete change in brain chemistry and change in outlook that SSRIs provide, and I hope what MAOIs can provide.




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