Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Thanks everyone for your advice. I claim to be no expert on meds, and my experience over the last 10 years has been restricted to the common anti-depressants such as; Cipramil, Luvox, Effexor XR, Paroxetine, and a couple of others. I'm also on Risperdal (an anti-psychotic), but only 1mg.
I'm currently on Aropax (Paroxetine) and my anxiety has lessened, but I am still some way from achieving effective control over the problem of nausea associated with the social anxiety. I keep telling the specialists I see that if I were to gain more effective control over the nausea, the anxiety would also lessen. Anxious moments are like a cycle that feeds off itself. The anxiety causes nausea and the threat of nausea increases the anxiety and so on. Controlling nausea is bloody hard, and you tend to draw more attention to yourself when dry-retching, coughing hard, or even throwing up. Funny that.
I'll make some enquiries on the meds you have recommended.