Posted by jclint on November 22, 2004, at 10:16:38
In reply to Re: Best choice SP med in the UK? MAOIs? » jclint, posted by King Vultan on November 22, 2004, at 9:46:46
> I found tricyclics helpful for my SP (80% effectiveness vs. SSRIs and Effexor at about 50%), but the relief came about because tricyclics were much better at reducing my panic attack like symptoms that I experience in certain social situations. In general, I have no great fear of people; my fear is of the runaway, profuse sweating that will sometimes strike me while I'm talking to someone or standing in a line at a store--situations where I tend to feel "trapped."
That's interesting. There's something about that class of drug that seems a bit blah though... I think if I'm going to do the antidepressant thing I want one with the best track record for my symptoms, and it seems nardil has that accolade.
> Your experience with Effexor is encouraging. Nardil doesn't cause orgasm difficulties for 100% of patients, but I'm guessing it's somewhere in the range of 20-50%. That still leaves a fair number who won't experience much of a problem.
I guess its easy to forget the ones who don't have such side effects when you're on somewhere like here. I'm probably asking a bit much to be even in a situation where I'll need to 'perform', but the thought of being an 18 year old asexual male is not appealing :p
> I think you have it right that as long as you avoid tap beer and aged spirits, you would probably be fine. Nardil is also substantially more forgiving than Parnate is. I have some information on this that goes into the subject in excruciating detail but don't really have any way of e-mailing it. If you have a really strong interest, I could perhaps send it via post.
I appreciate that Todd. Don't worry about it for now, but I'll keep that in mind, it might be very useful. I've been encouraged by the fact that on here, people seem to report crises from a small amount of *unsafe* drinks like tap beer, but none from people who had them after accumulating several *safer* drinks. It seems one can tell pretty quickly if something is dangerous or not. Not planning on going over the top though, obviously.