Posted by AdamCanada on June 28, 2007, at 17:45:39
It has been a short term miracle for me for my strong social anxiety and unipolar depression which gives me low drive, low motivation, low enjoyment, and general apathy.
I know Take 10mg Paxil and 0.5mg ativan 3+ times a day. And Ritalin 1.25mg when needed (for social situations).
Which this combo and the change from xanax to ativan (xanax doesnt do anything for my SA or sleep)... I have been able to get good sleep finally and after years of not meeting ANYONE and have such low self confidence I have met 3 women in 1 week.
Amazing isn't it. Ativan does a lot for my Social Anxiety and I dont have these intense fears of what to say to women etc like I used to. I used to even fear phone calls. I still do but not when after the paxil kicks in the evening or if I take Ritalin the magic miracle pill.
I have met 3 women in one week and they ALL have wanted to see me again. Who knows one of these relationships may even become serious. I owe this all thanks to ativan but more importantly Ritalin.
On Ritalin all of a sudden I am more talkative, more lively, more interested in everything, and social anxiety generally goes away by a large degree.
IT is a MIRACLE but i cannot take it every day. I cannot take it long term or it will lose it's effects and I will spiral down like I did before.
I can only take it once in a while and when I am not on it I dont feel too social. I dont want to talk. I dont want to ''go out''. But if I need to I take ritalin and I am fine and I have a good time.
I wish... Ritalin wouldn't lose it's effectiveness over time and didn't cause such weight loss otherwize I would love to take it always. I would love to feel ALIVE always. But it seems I cant.
So... what else can I try for perhaps a more permiment cure for depression + social anxiety?
I will keep taking the ritalin because I want to have a life. But I need a perminent solution.
Also... how do you people fight the weight loss??