buspar has been working for me. I never trust that medicine actually works, thinking its a placebo. but I accidentally didn't take it a few times(and didnt realize that I forgot) and I noticed that I was much more anxious than usual. So it works for me.
I took Paxil when first diagnosed with SA back in 2000. Took it for about 9 months, didn't like the side effects. I guess who really does like the side effects? Has there been anything that worked for you?
I actually used to get them about 30min after taking my meds and they'd last about 30 45 min. They felt completely identical to the weird feelings I got when withdrawaling from effexor, though i don't think they feel like shocks, more like weird pulses. When I was on it, it got to the point I dreaded taking every dose because I didn't like the feeling. I was confused why I was getting symptoms identical to what I had when withdrawaling from a med. When I started thinking about it the only thing I can think so far that may be causing it is maybe in most people when the buspar binds to the receptor it trigers a response (ie. it's an agonist); however, not everyone has identical receptors so for a rare phenotype when it binds to the receptor it dosen't trigger a response, but since it is still occupying the receptor it blocks the normal nuerotransmiters from binding, causing an antagonist like response. Antagonizing serotonin receptors can possibly produce symptoms like withdrawal from SSRI's