10-01-2007, 12:48 PM
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Re: drug for low self esteem
Antidepressants, maybe? They aren't called "happy pills" for nothing.
On a side note, I have noticed that stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall do seem to give me more self-confidence than usual, which makes me feel good about myself
, as opposed to just feeling good (aka euphoria). It's like stimulants make me impervious to those annoying thoughts that exacerbate anxiety and trample on self-esteem. Sure, I get those demeaning thoughts from time to time, even during the onset of a stimulant, but they are much more easily cast aside with the chemical "armor" that stimulants seem to provide. It's almost like the apathetic "ehh, whatever" response to negative stimuli that benzos can induce, only the complete opposite. That's just in my experience, at least.
Wellbutrin SR 300mg, Eskalith CR 900mg, Luvox 100mg
Things I have tried:
Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac, Paxil, Effexor XR, Remeron, Wellbutrin SR, Eskalith CR, Topamax, Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Ambien, Restoril, Desyrel, Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine, Inderal, Lopressor, Thorazine, Lamictal, Abilify, Depakote, Geodon, Seroquel, doxepin, chloral hydrate