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Question about Social Phobia Ame Sans Vie

Posted by Iansf on April 17, 2004, at 13:51:08

In reply to Re: Question about Social Phobia Tepiaca, posted by Ame Sans Vie on April 11, 2004, at 12:30:02

> What finally worked for me was a combination of high-dose clonazepam (8mg/day) and Adderall XR 60mg/day. I recently added Prozac 40mg onto my regimen and have achieved complete remission! The clonazepam and Adderall were definitely the main players in bringing me back to "normal", though -- the benzo rid me of my anxiety, and the Adderall makes me want to socialize. It's great!

I'm curious to know where you're located. I'm in San Francisco and I've been to at least half a dozen psychiatrists over the past decade (due to frequent changes in my health plan) and all have adamantly refused to prescribe either benzos or stimulants for my social phobia. I have absolutely no personal or family history of drug or alcohol abuse and in this regard would make a good candidate for either med. Yet no doctor I've been to will prescribe them whether alone or in combination, claiming it's too risky. Living unhappily, being lonely much of the time, struggling financially and facing the likelihood of an improverished old age - to me that's a much bigger risk. Yet not one of them will bend. Sometimes I get so angry at their arrogance and lack of compassion.

What's so ironic is that San Francisco is famous as a city of experimentation, not to mention a cauldron of drug use. I could easily get either benzos or speed on the street any day I wanted to. The fact I don't should be an even bigger sign to doctors that I'm not likely to become an abuser, otherwise I would have become one long ago.




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