Posted by Chairman_MAO on June 20, 2005, at 20:49:02
In reply to Re: Lexapro 40mg (success stories only please) » Chairman_MAO, posted by chess on June 20, 2005, at 19:05:40
Oh, my, no! SSRIs are NOT the only medications available! For the cluster of disorders you gave there is an easy "gold-standard" choice: Nardil (phenelzine).
The MAOI diet is greatly exaggerated, and you can carry around medication in case of a hypertensive reaction. Please, do yourself a favor; try this drug (or another MAOI)! You will be thankful that you made the switch, trust me. SSRIs have virtually no beneficial effects in social phobia, as a matter of fact! Ordinarily, I am skeptical of sites that wax polemical, however this site is right-on.
As someone who used SSRIs and now uses MAOIs, please let me assure you that there is no comparison: Nardil lets me have the opportunity to have a life; SSRIs basically numbed my emotions. MAOIs induce a euthymic zest for life.
If your doctor refuses you Nardil, find a specialist who is comfortable prescribing it. You will find many people on this board who echo my sentiments.
All the best,