Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

How MAOIs / Nardil feel compared to benzos for SP

Posted by Radish on January 27, 2019, at 18:52:30

Ive read Nardil (plus maybe clonazepam) is the gold standard for social phobia. I have never had Nardil and am going to ask my pdoc for it at my next appointment. So far the only drug that has provided any sweet release from social anxiety/phobia (albeit a very subtle effect) for me is benzodiazepines.

I was prescribed Xanax/alprazolam and Klonopin/clonazepam many years ago and more recently I have Ativan/lorazepam for use as needed (except I need it *every* workday just to function on a perfunctory level socially and not start crying in frustration and self-loathing by 11 am). Ativan .5 mg somewhat makes me less deeply self conscious, less negatively ruminative (I dont know if thats a word but Ill go with it) and it improves my mood, all of which help me be more normal and lessens SP and depression. But it slows me down cognitively and reduces my ability to converse in several ways and makes me feel generally sluggish and semi-drugged (but doesnt make me feel euphoric or high).

To be fair I cant tell whether the cognitive sluggishness is from the benzos or the SP itself, since SP gives me the same effect of being slow and rather stupid in auditory processing, cognition speed, and conversational skills. Plus depression is notorious for cognitive toxicity as well. I cant remember if these side effects happened when I used to take Xanax and KP as that was a decade ago. Alcohol is actually better than Ativan for me as it doesnt make me as sedated, I think.

Anyhow, my question is does Nardil reduce SP in a similar sedated way? Could I expect similar cognitive reduction? If so I am not sure Id want to take it. I am curious how it works.




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Radish thread:1103011