Posted by Quintal on November 11, 2006, at 17:04:31
In reply to Baclofen (Lioresal) for social anxiety, posted by ed_uk on November 7, 2006, at 14:06:03
> Interesting idea.
> Has anyone else tried this drug for social phobia?
I once took some baclofen that I happened to have lying around to help with social anxiety during clonazepam withdrawal. I think it did relax me slightly, which was good and the most that could reasonably be expected considering I was going cold turkey from 4mg Rivotril.
I have never used it as a monotherapy while stable so cannot comment on its effectiveness for that. I too have used GHB, barbiturates, picamilon etc and found them generally either ineffective or inefficient, or both, compared to benzos.
I am now trying to convince my GP to let me try pregabalin (Lyrica) but she is dragging her heels. I'm thinking it may be more efficient than baclofen et al, but obviously more expensive and perhaps unobtainable for those who have to consider insurance restrictions?