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An MAOI such as Nardil or Parnate was effective for me 68 7.42%
An MAOI such as Nardil or Parnate was NOT effective for me 22 2.40%
A Benzodiazepine such as Klonopin or Xanax was effective for me 375 40.94%
A Benzodiazepine such as Klonopin or Xanax was NOT effective for me 53 5.79%
An SSRI such as Lexapro, Zoloft or Paxil was effective for me 266 29.04%
An SSRI such as Lexapro, Zoloft or Paxil was NOT effective for me 255 27.84%
An SNRI such as Effexor or Cymbalta was effective for me 75 8.19%
An SNRI such as Effexor or Cymbalta was NOT effective for me 133 14.52%
A Beta Blocker such as Inderal was effective for me 93 10.15%
A Beta Blocker such as Inderal was NOT effective for me 94 10.26%
A Stimulant such as Concerta or Adderall was effective for me 108 11.79%
A Stimulant such as Concerta or Adderall was NOT effective for me 55 6.00%
Wellbutrin, Remeron or a Tricyclic was effective for me 54 5.90%
Wellbutrin, Remeron or a Tricyclic was NOT effective for me 135 14.74%
Buspar, Neurontin or Lyrica was effective for me 46 5.02%
Buspar, Neurontin or Lyrica was NOT effective for me 99 10.81%
Mood Stabilizer; Seroquel, Abilify, Lamictal, etc. was effective for me 65 7.10%
Mood Stabilizer; Seroquel, Abilify, Lamictal, etc. was NOT effective for me 98 10.70%
Another medication was effective for me (please specify) 106 11.57%
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Zoloft and Xanax.
redbull and vodka!
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paxil and lorazepam were most effective for my SA
for depression :effexor
for anxiety, any benzo in a high dose and a bit of kratom ;O)

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Zoloft for both my anxiety and depression
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Prozac.
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I was thinking I might try Ritalin for A.D.D (although not related to SA), I have tried citalopram before moving to ecitalopram and in the end the only thing I noticed it had done for me overall was to blunten my emotions. So now I guess I am hoping to stay off medications altogether (I've even decided I probably won't use Ritalin either). The whole notion of having to rely on these things kind of sucks when you think about it. I understand it is entirely necessary at certain stages of your treatment though.

No one will talk to me, they tend to go. Their faces say there's something I should know
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Klonopin as needed, works great.
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None at the moment. anxiety is nothing but a figment of your imagination you either chose too let it bother you or not but i do take a low dose of dexedrine.

In the past cipralex and ritilin did help but the side effects became intolerable. In the future im hoping too give maybe remeron a shot.
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I've been on Effexor 150 for a while. It works alright I guess, my doctor seems to insist on SNRI's instead of SSRI's.
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Some of the meds that have helped (me) in one way or another for anxiety and mood overall (those in bold, currently taking):

  • Fluoxetine, sertraline, escitalopram
  • Phenelzine
  • Mirtazapine
  • Methylphenidate extended release, ethylphenidate, dexamphetamine, modafinil & selected other stimulants
  • Nicotine / tobacco
  • Buprenorphine, dihydrocodeine, poppy pod tea, kratom, tramadol, codeine, oxycodone & other opioids
  • Clonazepam, alprazolam, clobazam, etizolam, lorazepam, diazepam, phenibut, theanine, kava, phenobarbital, carisoprodol.
  • Amisulpride
  • Carvedilol
  • Sarcosine (n-methyl-glycine)
  • Aniracetam
  • Tongkat ali
  • Rhodiola rosea
  • Sceletium tortuosum
  • Coffee
  • Curcumin (bioavailable type)
  • Methylfolate
  • Fish oil
  • Magnesium
  • Xtend-Life Total Balance


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Klonopin has been the only thing that has completely taken away my anxiety and panic attacks. It felt so natural that I didn't even realize it was working until I got into a social situation and was completely relaxed. Effexor xr made me extremely happy and optimistic but did nothing for my anxiety and withdrawal was a hellish nightmare. The others things I've taken either just had bad side effects or no effects, good or bad.

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Lets see shall we..

1.prozac
2.klonopin
3.wellbutrin
4.zyprexa
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I've taken (in order) Prozac, Inderal, Lexapro, Celexa, Wellbutrin, Buspar, Klonopin, Effexor, Pristiq, Remeron and Valium. I've also tried a whole range of herbal remedies with no success.

I'm currently only taking Pristiq (1 year), which has been the best in terms of treating depression. It has increased my extroversion considerably. Previously I didn't want to interact with people at all. Now I enjoy spending time with a few good friends. It also reduced some obsessive compulsive symptoms. But it hasn't been all that great in terms of treating anxiety.

Occasionally I get my hands on some Valium, which is just wonderful. It takes away the anxiety without the drowsiness. Klonopin makes me a walking zombie because I get so tired.

Everything else has either been completely ineffective or has had side-effects so horrendous that I had to stop taking them. I really wish there was something that worked for anxiety which wasn't addictive.
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Zoloft at 200mg
Remeron at 45mg
Jogging 4-5 times a week.

The jogging helps immensely oddly enough. I also may experiment with 60mg of Remeron since I took it last night and am surprised. I will talk with my doctor as he may not be able to prescribe it so don't want to get used to it.

Also, cutting out alcohol and weed completely. Those 2 just ended up making my anxiety so much worse even the kush strains with more cannabinoids and less THC.
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anticholinergics, dextrometrophan and water.
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Tianeptine (!), kratom (before they both were banned). Currently Lyrica (pregabalin) and phenylpiracetam (Phenotropil).
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I'd like to try wellbutrin for SA and depression and weight loss
Paxil was amazing for SA, seriously I may have had all my other issues like anxiety, BPD and depression but socially I had more friends and went out more than I ever hae in my life. Effexor tends to cause avoidance but it helps with everything else

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try and beat this

80 mg prozac
450 mg of wellbutrin
2 klonopins/daily
20 mg zxprexa
60-90 mgs of Restoril for sleep

cant top that.
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