Posted by zeugma on August 26, 2003, at 7:41:44
In reply to Re: What drug worked best for your depression/anxi, posted by btnd on August 26, 2003, at 6:05:52
I am extremely disturbed to read all this about the efficacy and safety of Klonopin for social phobia/anxiety. I am only now doing intensive research on ways to treat social phobia- which, by the way, I was diagnosed with almost a year age. Every time I have complained about experiencing severe anxiety in the presence of others, my pdoc minimized the situation, noting that SSRI's- which I cannot tolerate- were the accepted treatment for social phobia and that there wasn't really anything else to consider. I have been pursuing CBT for the past month- with his knowledge, by the way- and feeling increasing levels of agitation and anxiety. The kind of intensive analysis and anxiety-provoking my therapist has requested has precipitated something like a panic attack, and I called my pdoc yesterday to tell him what happened. He brushed it aside and asked if the drugs I was taking (nortriptyline, Strattera, Buspar) were still working. I told him yes but I was terribly anxious, just not depressed. He told me this was an issue I should work out in CBT, and told me to let him know how I was feeling at our next session (the 15th). Well, I have decided to discontinue CBT for now, and also to discontinue this pdoc. Does this sound reasonable? I have posted more detailed information about my condition and history in a thread below.