Posted by Caleb462 on August 25, 2003, at 0:49:33
In reply to SP, ADD, depression: ANY GOOD MED COMBOS?, posted by psycho D on August 24, 2003, at 23:05:17
> I am a young adult who suffers from several mental illnesses. Probably the one that bothers me the most is a social phobia. I've been on paxil CR, zoloft, celexa, adderall, ritalin, and dexedrine. None of the SSRI's really seemed to help with the SP and made it hard to sleep so i discontinued use. On the stimulants, the extra dopamine felt good but i wonder if it was correcting anything or if it was just giving me a 'high' so to speak. It also had the tendancy to make me very edgy, impatient and serious. I'm currently on the Celexa and dex to tide me over till my first appointment with a psychiatrist. Any suggestions or experiences with meds that successfully treated Social Phobia? I've heard good things about Nardil and am considering that but my doctor is "affraid" of anyhthing that isn't an SSRI. Any help at all would be very much appreciated!
Nardil is a highly respected SP medication. Do a little researching on the net, and bring your doc some literature on it.
Benzos, like Ame said, also work great for a lot of people.
I seem to be in the small minority of folks who benzos don't work for, however.