Posted by Tony P on March 24, 2006, at 0:02:28
In reply to Re: Requip for Social Phobia/Depression? » kingcolon, posted by SFY on March 22, 2006, at 19:39:42
> Besides my depression and dysthymia I also have Social Anxiety (though more avoidant than physicall anxious) with low self-esteem, harm avoidance, lack of novelty seeking, and high rejection sensitivity.
Sounds like you've been reading my diary!!
I am very interested in both your experiences, as I have had little success with the usual ADs since Serzone was taken off the market. I have mixed anxiety/depression, and Effexor just made me more anxious (a _lot_ more). I have thought for some time that dopamine is the poor sister in AD therapy at the moment.
I saw the CJP abstract on biopsychiatry.com, but on checking out the side effects of Requip I was scared off by the possibility of falling asleep unpredictably. Does this occur at the doses you're talking about?
My p/doc is open to alternatives but I won't be seeing him again until the beginning of May. In the mean time I am tapering off the Lamictal I have been on for the past two years, partly to get a new baseline, and partly because I'm not convinced it's doing anything for me. However, if Lamictal and Requip are a good combo, I may want to rethink that.