Best social anxiety medication

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492527 tn?1212175672 What would be the better medication for depression, anxiety, and social anxiety. Effexor xr or Zoloft.
Avatar n tn s a lot of noise or comotion and i am scared to be alone and drive. What is the best medication for me. Does anyone one else have stomach trouble from anxiety??? Give me some help :) I am scared on what to do.
Avatar f tn So I've just recently become open with my social anxiety. I remember being in middle school and thinking that something was horribly wrong with me. I would get so nervouse around people. My body would tremble, my voice would shake and I couldn't think clearly. I've become more comfortable with being uncomfortable, and yes I do notice that there are plenty of people that are shy, but I really hate the fact that my real personality can't show when I'm around people.
722310 tn?1234762137 I was dianosed with social anxiety at age 25 but looking back at my life I realized I was suffering as a teenager. It took having a nervous breakdown at age 25 to finally get help for my social anxiety, Panic attacks, and depression. I think your son needs to be evaulated ASAP because if left untreated he wiill never learn to deal with his social anxiety which will then cause him to be depressed or worse. Today I am 33 and I finally feel like I have control of my life..... A little about me..
Avatar n tn I think I might have some social anxiety, but it's more so around women than anything else. It's nothing with extreme or even slight physiological symptoms. I don't have any increased heart rate, sweating, shortness of breath, etc. It's like I look nervous, but I don't feel nervous. Mentally I feel calm, but I'm not sure what it is exactly, but if I'm around a girl she will usually say I look nervous. So I'm wondering what medication might be best for this.
494087 tn?1257793207 I was diagnosed with social anxiety and panic disorder a year ago. I take remeron and klonopin but the doctor says only to take them at night. I think I need some medication to get through the day but I am afraid to tell him I am having trouble getting through the day. I always have a butterfly feeling in my stomach and when I have to go in public I get very nervous and feel like everyone is looking at me. I guess my question is does anyone else feel this way and what should I do?
Avatar f tn I have a presentation coming up next week, so I decided to go and seek medical help today. I went to my doctor and he diagnosed me with social anxiety. He said that the best treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy, but he prescribed me some medication to get me through this semester. He prescribed 10 mg propranolol (inderal) 3 times a day and an extra 10 mg inderal 1 hour before the presentation + 0.25 mg Xanax 1 hour before the presentation.
Avatar n tn I'm not sure. Not force them into social situations. Educate yourself around the diagnosis and how best to support the individual (whilst facilitating their recovery). Seek out a support group for yourself if necessary. I'm not sure about treatment (and I feel I should know because I was diagnosed with moderate social phobia several years ago). De-sensitization is one treatment that comes to mind. This exposes an individual to increasing levels of stress.
1342640 tn?1276181928 Bupropion is an anxiolytic (medication used to treat anxiety). Moreover, even though you state you have no intention of quitting smoking, this medication also has shown success in helping people with smoking cessation which, in your case would be a very good idea, considering the fact you are using Advair.
Avatar n tn I neglected to mention one very important point in my reply. You claimed your son "clams us in social situations" - the correct term for this is "Selective Mutism" which is a severe form of social anxiety. The best site on the internet for information is "" where I urge you to read the FAQ's and other information. You will also find a forum where you can post questions re your son's disorder.
Avatar f tn Yes, it does sound like social anxiety. Have you thought about getting in to counseling to help with this?
Avatar m tn Paxil is not the only form of medication out there. Drink effects medication. It can stop it working. But if you want to beat it without medication you may need some theraphy to help you along. Medication is not the answer to everything. But at times we have to give in and admit we might need something. I hate medication. But I am on loads of it. Just a case of finding the right form of medication for you. Some work for us. Others might not work for us. Might be nasty on us. Such as your paxil.
1649932 tn?1348082640 Because medication and therapy combined is proven to be one of the best treatments. Medication lessens your symptoms of anxiety, while therapy gets to the root of the problem and helps build you up so you can learn to cope and be a stronger and happier person. It is great you have seeked help! Remember you are not alone, and you can fight this!
Avatar n tn And medication can be effective for social anxiety. Since you have a fight or flight reaction with panic, you may do best with a combination of medication and therapy. I have a son who has sensory issues and crowded places are not his favorite. He becomes very anxious and he too has a fight or flight response. We worked on strategies. One thing that works for him is to have the ability to go off to a quiet location on his own.
Avatar m tn This will keep you from hyperventilating which will only increase your anxiety. One thing that I know helps many people with social anxiety is to carry what some call a "comfort stone" with them and gently rub it when the spotlight is on them. This stone should be quite small, it should fit, unnoticed, inside your palm and if it's flat, that is better. Keep your hands in your lap and slowly stroke the stone.........don't rub away at it like you're trying to start a fire!
5148952 tn?1364321766 You are correct that the Abilfy will not help with your social anxiety. And while I do not mean to imply that your social worker has not helped you, very few, if any, social workers are trained psychologists who can help you with this problem. It may be worth considering professional therapy to beat this phobia once and for all.
Avatar m tn My 62 year old wife wishes to stop all mental helth medication. Can she safely do so? See her history below: 1980. Intense anxiety, suspiciousness, leading up to a mild psychotic episode. Mild schizophrenic behaviour. After attacks: weepy, depressed. Inactive. Roslyn put on to Melleril, varying doses according to condition. Melleril made Roslyn very dopey, and we could see that this drug had undesirable side-effects.
Avatar m tn I have recently been prescribed Ativan for a social anxiety disorder but I am concerned that this medication will cause me to gain weight and seems to have much more side effects than Wellbutrin, so should I request to be changed to Wellbutrin which does not have as many side effects - mainly causing weight gain.
728480 tn?1312059930 A lot of people experience social anxiety. If its extreme it can be part of anxiety disorder. Paranoia is part of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders.
Avatar f tn Im afraid of becoming addicted to them, and from what I hear most anxiety medication is highly addictive so I have put off any sort of treatment for my anxiety.