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Re: Help with anxiety/benzos jboud24

Posted by Snowie on October 15, 2004, at 11:17:55

In reply to Re: Help with anxiety/benzos Snowie, posted by jboud24 on October 14, 2004, at 18:32:35

Some have worked for me better on social anxiety than others, but they all seem to have their pros and cons. Tranxene hasn't helped me much with social anxiety, but adding a little Neurontin has made it more effective. However, my libido is at an all-time low. I haven't done well in the past adding an A/D to the mix. Zoloft gave me a rash, and Prozac made me feel like a zombie.


> My experience with benzos for Social anxiety has been:
> A) They all work to some extent
> B) Ativan is weak for me
> C) Valium and Klonopin work the best for me
> D) Xanax works very well to, but its majorly
> short T1/2 left me with 4x daily dosing and rebound anxiety, and dosage escalation over the course of ~1 1/2 years.
> Perhaps adding and Anti-Depressant like zoloft at a low dose would allow you take the long half life benzos and avoid the depression.
> Hope that helps,
> Justin




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