... receptor site. Trazodone and nefazodone only affect the reuptake of serontonin at one receptor..while SSRis and SSNRis affect the reuptake at two receptor sites..I have taken trazodone..still take 50mg at bedtime..and nefazodone for years..with good results..well nothing lasts forever..Doc switched me to Effexor..which kind of sort of is the best psych med I have ever taken... makes me feel better and feel bad all at the same time..kicking in at that dirty receptor as well as the good one... wonder what others take for social anxiety
I was given Zoloft/sertraline and Paxil samples by my family doc years ago..lasted about a week on both..the Zoloft made me feel like I had drunk 3 pots of coffee..the paxil a lack of affect... My dads doc was giving him trazodone so I ask my Doc for this,,and later for Serzone... trazodone is good for sleep. possibly for anxiety... Serzone for social anxiety... I was given xanax for panic disorder..but looking back..felt any panic I felt was related to my social anxiety... so Doc wanted to put me on 150mg Effexor ER... I took 75mg for two days..then called doc and asked him to switch me to 37.5 mg a day he did... later told me this was a placebo effect it is not..many references say 75mg is the maximum dose for social anxiety disorder!
I feel if you are very depressed you may need a high dose of an antidepressant... but feel if you are all keyed up Serzone or trazodone is a good option..or a low dose of Effexor
It is possible to overmedicate someone with social anxiety disorder
Hi Jerst and welcome to the group,
There are many people on this forum with social anxiety who find this a more comfortable way to interact and discuss certain things. I'm not too familiar with social anxiety, but many members. Hopefully they will ring in with their medication experiences. I see you joined the Viibryd group. Viibryd is one of the meds I have taken for quite some time and it has been life changing for me. Perhaps you find this group to be helpful. No one judges or finger-points. There are some nice people here, kind and intelligent, trying to offer help and to get help. I wish you the best and I will add you as a friend
4N Substances aka Frenchie
i take trazodone for sleep disorder too as well as social anxiety. my doctor also gives me remeron for sleep. i know there is a connection between my serious lack of sleep(i go days without any) and my disorder.i also take requem? and depakote. she has seen fit to reduce my clonapen i take to 0.5 mg once a day so i break it in half. my panic disorders are on the rise and i fear i might have to check in to my psych hospital before it gets worse.
I don't know if this is going to the right person, but I just want to mention that I hope your doc is weaning you very slowly from the klonopin. My doc stopped it abruptly and I ended up in the hsp for 30 days. I think klonopin should very a very SLOW taper.
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