The new psychologist that I am seeing recommended that I see a psychiatrist for medication for my social anxiety and GAD. I normally would not go this route at all. I'd rather take natural supplemements which I tried but didn't seem to work ( I tried Bach remedy rescue spray, it seemed to work for only a few short minutes). I don'tn know what to expect from the psychiatrist... Can you suggest/refuse certain medications? I don't want to take SSRIs because I take fish oils that increase serotonine and I have nothing wrong with my mood at this time (even though I know this is supposed to help social anxiety, I am skeptical). I'd like something that helps me calm down at work temporarily so I can get work done and interact with coworkers to coordinate projects etc. I'm thinking about a Benzo. Is it reasonable to request one? I read some reviews of Klonopin and lorazepam that seem to have good user reviews. Also in the ask Dr. Richards page he recommends these medications. Has anyone tried a medication that can be taken on an as needed basis for social anxiety that won't put me to sleep? I'd like to do research before seeing the psychiatrist. I want to save myself some headache.