Posted by zeugma on August 27, 2003, at 20:46:15
In reply to zeugma, Re: extremely disturbed, posted by McPac on August 27, 2003, at 14:42:52
SSRI's cause worsening of my sleep problems, severe appetite loss and terrible IBS flareups. They sem to affect my body like stimulants, Prozac felt very much like Ritalin but with stomach upset added on. My depression is marked by agitation, insomnia, and appetite loss to begin with so these side effects were hard to take. In the past year I have been tempted to try an SSRI (not Prozac or Zoloft) to treat my severe social phobia. I would like to hear from any social phobics/ people with avoidant personality disorder who were helped by an SSRI, since I do not feel like I can get through CBT without pharmaceutical assistance, and SSRI's are prescribed a lot more freely than some other meds.