I'm off Klonopin now as I think that was the wrong road to take.
Taking a benzo is nice to have for situational situations but my anxiety, especially social, spikes exponentially when I'm away from my house. Taking 'as needed' is a daily thing for me so I'm going to my doctor to try an SSRI.
My appointment is Monday so I'm brushing up on what I want to try. Though, it'll be entirely up to him to prescribe me what he thinks I need anyways, it's just for my own peace of mind.
Like any medication I'm extremely afraid of what may or may not happen with the side effects. Will an SSRI make me act out of character? Will an SSRI make me do something I'll regret? etc.
So, what is the 'smoother' SSRI: Prozac or Zoloft? Or maybe I should re-word that, what SSRI is the better option for strong Social Anxiety/Phobia?
P.S. An energizing SSRI is appealing to me that's why I'm intrigued by Prozac.
Both are SSRI's, but Prozac is a bit more energizing and some people with bad anxiety say this slight energizing effect from Prozac doesn't help anxiety matters. Then again I suppose you could find some folks here that like Prozacs action better.
For a problem containing more SA anxiety than Depression your doc will probably select Zoloft and I think he or she would be right on that accord.
Not saying Prozac is crazy energizing, but more so than Zoloft.
All you may have (falsly heard) about SSRI's.....No it will not make you a different person or act wild and crazy (unless you want to act wild and crazy) This BS about SSRI's blunting "my creativity" no offence to anyone, but I just don't get what people mean when they say that.
With Zoloft it's a slow road to feeling better. Doc will probably start you low and work up from that point. When I was taking it I was at 200Mgs a day, but started at 100. You may start at 50.
(Not saying all people) but most find final relief between 100 to 200Mgs a day. That means 6 full weeks at that dosage before you can see full effect. Could be 4 weeks before detecting any effect. That is if it even works at all for you.
Expect sexual side effects to some degree. I was able to tolerate them and still get er done in the Bedroom very well. I still had them though.