Posted by Dima on August 7, 2009, at 1:52:10
So I'm still trying to figure out my social anxiety/depression/OCD. My SA is characterized by me not knowing what to say to hold up a conversation and not being very motivated to socialize in the first place. I think the depression might have developed as a result of the social anxiety. Or maybe the other way around.
But anyway, the only thing I've found that makes me feel great, social-wise, is adderall. Conversation topics flow and I feel pretty much no anxiety going into any social situation.
My dad has Parkinson's and so does my grandma. Seems about right since they think SA and Parkinson's might be linked. The thing is, my dad has pretty much the opposite of SA. He talks like there's no tomorrow and has no anxiety talking to anyone he doesn't know. He's on a few medications, which include levadopa. Could that be making him super social?
I bought some tyrosine and dlpa a couple days ago and I noticed some minor effects yesterday, such as appetite suppression and maybe more energy. Today, I might have experienced a little lower appetite, but nothing else. I've been taking 7 grams of the tyrosine and 1 gram of the DLPA per day on an empty stomach with B6 and 90 mg of C.
Someone told me about Nortriptyline, which is pretty effective for depression with anxiety. I'm planning on asking my family doctor about getting that prescribed, or maybe Nardil.
Any thoughts? I'm thinking about taking a levadopa pill to see what kind of effect it has on me.