Posted by Peter on November 17, 2001, at 2:49:03
In reply to Already tested, no result :( (nm), posted by tensor on November 14, 2001, at 11:20:42
If inderal doesn't work for you, don't forget there are other beta-blockers that help the physical manifestations (shaky voice, sweaty palms, etc.) of SP. Atenolol (Inderal) works quite well for me. SP is part of my diagnosis - there was a point in the past when I couldn't leave the house for fear of meeting new people or being in new situations. Panic was also a problem, and the thought of having panic attacks would of course exacerbate my not wanting to meet new people or go to new places, etc. I've been on a daily regimen of klonopin for about 3 years now, and I've never taken over 2mg in an entire day-sometimes I take as low as .75mg in a day. And, if it's of any help, I too was very concerned with the addictive potential I'd been hearing about, especially since I was a heavy drug abuser for years. But it really works - it's safe and long-acting. As long as you taper off of it, there shouldn't be any unmanageable withdrawel to worry about. As for the beta-blockers, they help me in addition to the klonopin because, while the klonopin is a CNS depressant and it relaxes you physically and mentally, the beta-blockers target the outward physical annoyances of SP, as I stated above. I've gone through many SSRIs also, which have proven quite effective for SP, but they didn't work well for me for a number of reasons regarding my personal diagnosis. Hope this helps, and good luck.