Posted by willyee on June 24, 2006, at 11:16:14
In reply to some more info on cycloserine's effects on me..., posted by Michael Bell on June 24, 2006, at 7:53:39
> I actually wasn't prescribed it, i got it myself. I'm Taking it for social phobia, based on recent article I read about it. Like I said, I feel as though every day is exposure therapy for social phobes unless you live a completely 100% isolated existence. Here is what i've noticed about it:
> a) no drugged altered-feeling like I get from just about every other drug. I mean, every other drug seems to have *some* kind of altering experience, even if very minor.
> b) the "hammer to kill an ant" effect: if you took old nardil or klonopin, you know what i mean. not that SP is any way as insignificant as an ant, but i'm just using it as an analogy. Yes those two drugs could be very effective as anti-SP drugs, but they had other effects that went beyond SP. Klonopin caused fatigue, low mood, apathy etc. old nardil made me feel almost detached from reality sometimes. Cycloserine just seems to effect the fear, so far
> c) the STARTLE response. I used to startle very easily. Now I don't, not since taking Cycloserine
This is my main problem,i have trouble expressing it cause its LIKE OCD BUT NOT in terms of actions,i dont count things,wash my hands,have phobias etc,instead i have reptitve intrusive thoughts,like the light switch is always ON in my brain and i have to have my body keep up or its hell.
One way i try to explain it is i dont know the word bored,my mind moves constantly and i always have something to dwell on,and beging doing.I still cant put it into words but something tells me you are experiancing it as well.I hoped we had happen to have the drug here since my father recently was a lil ill,no go it was another anti biotic with a different pharmocology.I would love to try this i just dont see my doc even listening to me ask for this.
Are there any aminos acids or over the counter substances that come close to the drugs mode of action,i was reading on how it effects the NMDA receptors,and it sounds like it actualy does the opposite of a sedative which is inihbit it,instead it seems to kinda activate it,maybe i read it wrong,regardless would have been nice to have had it here at home.
On a scale of 1-10 where would u place it right now,or is it too early to tell.
> d) RUMINATING thoughts: this is HUGE for me. No drug i took before, no matter how effective at diminishing SP, got rid of my annoying, omnipresent ruminating thoughts. Almost like OCD without the compulsions part of it. Since taking cylco, the ruminating thoughts are EXTREMELY diminished
> thanks for the responses... i'll try to keep u updated as much as possible....