social anxiety / zoloft

Page 1 of 2 12 Last
  1. Gold Member
    wojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    labia
    Posts
    1,908
    Rep Power
    1099

    social anxiety / zoloft


    ok this is kinda hard for me to admit but i finally saw a dr. and told him i have a social anxiety.why is it hard to admit? i was raised very "old school".i worked a in a family business where unless you were dying you were not allowed to have off.basically suck it up and move on mentality.now at the age of 30 i finally am seeking help

    my doctor prescribed 25 mgs of zoloft a day..anyone have experience with this condition or med?i looked into myself but i want to hear feedback? any help would be appreciated

  2. On my grind
    Board Sponsor
    3clipseGT's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  182 lbs.
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Hell
    Posts
    9,942
    Rep Power
    1141106

    While i dont have social anxiety i do have anxiety/mild depression.. A few of the drugs a doc brought up to me was zoloft so id like to here some feedback as well. Im just waiting on seint he psych to see what he/she has to say.

    Itl get better man and atleast you got help! It took a lot for me to as well so ur not the only one. My girl had to drag me to the docs.
    E-Pharm Rep... PM me with any questions or concerns
  3. Gold Member
    wojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    labia
    Posts
    1,908
    Rep Power
    1099

    yea this is a last ditch effort.this anxiety klled me in art school and i kinda gave up on it.while i now have a great job i have a real want to get back into art..so i basically needed to do soemthing finally
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    camaro of solar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Columbia, SC
    Age
    30
    Posts
    22
    Rep Power
    135

    I have had social anxiety all my life, and still do. I was taking 20mg of Lexapro for this and generalized anxiety disorder for about a year. I found that taking the med helped me to learn to control these feelings as the medication forced the off switch to turn off whenever I started to get the panic feeling. Over the course of a year I learned how to utilize the switch and quit the Lexapro cold turkey (not recommended) and did really well as I had learned how to control it. Though I still get the feelings of panic and such, I understand fully how to deal with it instead of letting it control me. So dont worry man Social Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety Disorders are fairly common and many people are in your same boat. Some worse than others, but get treatment for it and allow yourself to enjoy being around people.
  5. Banned
    Schism's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    B.F.E,Arizona
    Age
    33
    Posts
    494
    Rep Power
    0

    Your not alone my brethren.
    I too have pretty much always suffered from bad@ss anxiety. I know all to well how stupid it makes me fell to have to deal with being debilitated by imaginary evil forces. lol...But seriously I took Zoloft as a fcuking kid (15-17) this was before they knew it made kids/teens suicidal. It kind of made me feel like a machine, I felt no emotions at all (good/bad) other than that it completely killed my sex drive 100%. For a teenage boy I think there is a serious problem whenever that happens. I had trouble maintaining erections for very long and ya I wanted to fcuking kill people and myself!! Other than that it was great!!
    Stay away from that sh!t at all costs would be my advise brother!! I have had good success with xanax, though some don't like it, I do because I don't have to take it every day only when I need it and it works takes about 20-30 minutes to kick in.
  6. Registered User
    MEH89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    293
    Rep Power
    374

    "I took Zoloft as a fcuking kid (15-17) this was before they knew it made kids/teens suicidal. It kind of made me feel like a machine, I felt no emotions at all (good/bad) other than that it completely killed my sex drive 100%." Been there done that. My mom was prescribed Zoloft, but never took it. I started taking nerve pills, Valium, xanax, klonopins. Then I started taking my moms zoloft. I would take Valiums, xanax, zoloft, klonopins and pain medication. I felt no emotions at all, happy, sad, scared. I only felt one anger. It was a wild ride to say the very least. No I wouldnt come within a mile of a pill, lost to much from that shiit. Mark
  7. Gold Member
    wojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    labia
    Posts
    1,908
    Rep Power
    1099

    appreciate the feedback and support...it looks like zoloft is out for me i look like a damn strawberry from my chest to my waist.got a mean rash so i am stopping it..gotta hit the docs and see what he says is the next step..lol i cant win
  8. Registered User
    Neuron's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    83
    Rep Power
    119

    Quote Originally Posted by wojo View Post
    ok this is kinda hard for me to admit but i finally saw a dr. and told him i have a social anxiety.why is it hard to admit? i was raised very "old school".i worked a in a family business where unless you were dying you were not allowed to have off.basically suck it up and move on mentality.now at the age of 30 i finally am seeking help

    my doctor prescribed 25 mgs of zoloft a day..anyone have experience with this condition or med?i looked into myself but i want to hear feedback? any help would be appreciated
    I would avoid SSRI's perhaps Gabapentin?
  9. Registered User
    Manchester's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  270 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Arizona
    Age
    40
    Posts
    27
    Rep Power
    89

    Try Lexapro. It has worked wonders for several of my friends that have social anxiety. Now they are social without the need for EtOH (liquid courage), and they haven't notice any ill effects with their libido or their gains in the gym.
  10. Registered User
    Rabidpanda25's Avatar
    Stats
    5'5"  168 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    105
    Rep Power
    128

    Hey man,

    I've got tons of experience with social anxiety, and GAD. Just like you, 7 years ago I went to my general practitioner looking for help. I was suffering from several and crippling social anxiety (to the point I was afraid to go to work), and mild anxiety and panic. And then it began. First of all, benzodiazapines are a god send for people like us. Unfortunately, they are very addictive and only useful for extremely short periods (like during panic attacks or transitioning between medicines).

    My personal experience of medications starts with Wellbutrin, and goes through, Effexor, Zoloft, Lexepro, Buspar, Serequel, and more than I can recall. Unfortunately, none of the long term medications seemed to work effectively, and the ones that did had so many side effects that social anxiety were the least of my problems (among them, suicidal thoughts, extreme anxiety, and insomnia). After a 4 year rollercoaster ride, the only thing that seemed to work for me was changing my diet, and very regular exercise and only then, I didnt notice any change to my mental health for more than 6 months.

    But... there may be medication out there that works for you. I would just advise you be very cautious and not put too much hope in every medication the doc might try to prescribe for you. We've come a long way in modern medicine, but unfortunately the mental health field is still ages behind the curve. A lot of these medications are like trying to kill a fly with a nuclear bomb.
  11. Registered User
    Rabidpanda25's Avatar
    Stats
    5'5"  168 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    105
    Rep Power
    128

    Quote Originally Posted by Neuron View Post
    I would avoid SSRI's perhaps Gabapentin?

    Also, gabapentin's use as an anti anxiety medication is not supported by most physicians. Many won't prescribe it for this since its an off label use. Which is unfortuante, because I found that a regular small dose was somewhat effective for anxiety and overall mood. Gabapentin and neurontin are generally prescribed for most types of neuropathy.
  12. Gold Member
    wojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    labia
    Posts
    1,908
    Rep Power
    1099

    ok well jsut to update.i had to go onto another SSRI ,Celexa to be exact.dropped the zoloft as it did zilch for me.the results for me on celexa have been great. i am on 20 mgs a day and am kicking myself for not trying this sooner. i have been taking it for 3 months and i am finally able to do a lot of things i couldnt do 3 months ago.my training is finally dialed in,my personal life is 10x better.i will start therapy soon as i know i am only treating the symptoms of this cancer and not the cause, but man it is nice seeing results.thanks for all the help guys
  13. Registered User
    ozarkaBRAND's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  175 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    30.2747, -97.7404
    Posts
    4,279
    Rep Power
    5600

    Zoloft has been kicking butt for me thus far as far as social anxiety goes.. Hope it lasts!

    Glad to hear you're feeling good wojo.
  14. Registered User
    Gutterpump's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,447
    Rep Power
    148159

    I gotta say, Stablon's worked great for me. I'm so glad it was recommended.

    Not only do I have no more need for ativan, but there are definite cognitive benefits to be had by stablon as well. 4 pd works best for me, if I take more it's a little stimulating in combination with other noots I take.
  15. Registered User
    saludable24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    649
    Rep Power
    18353

    I second that Zoloft killed my sex drive from what it was. I mean it was almost a problem it was so high before, but after nearly a year off my sex drive has not risen back to previous levels; I still have it and it can spark up, but nothing like it was at embarrasing problem levels. So in the end not necessarily worse, just different.

    Zoloft didn't really do much for my social awkwardness, but then again I had depression, not social anxiety. Helped with depression, but had I known and understood other supplemental options I would have avoided it. It's ok though because I needed it, it helped, and I'e moved on to better things to use nutrition/supplement/exercise wise.
  16. Gold Member
    wojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    labia
    Posts
    1,908
    Rep Power
    1099

    i have a appointment with my dr today as a followup.this is going on month 4 for me and it is only getting better,its sad seeing how bad i really was with my anxiety and how miserable i must have made my friends and family because i was in denial.
  17. Registered User
    acantuniari's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  100 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    70

    Quote Originally Posted by wojo View Post
    ok this is kinda hard for me to admit but i finally saw a dr. and told him i have a social anxiety.why is it hard to admit? i was raised very "old school".i worked a in a family business where unless you were dying you were not allowed to have off.basically suck it up and move on mentality.now at the age of 30 i finally am seeking help

    my doctor prescribed 25 mgs of zoloft a day..anyone have experience with this condition or med?i looked into myself but i want to hear feedback? any help would be appreciated
    Zoloft is just an anti depressive drug not suitable for light depressive syndrom as yours. I took gerovital tablets when having a similar condition .The Gerovital has numerous side effects when ABUSING and can not be taken along with sulphamides, also the breaks must be religiously kept regular . The side effects are numerous when using FAKE Gerovital from all kinds of places and with fantasy names as ''gold Kh3'' or similar. The Romanian site of the Romanian manufacturer is www GerovitalProducts.ro and you can see there how it looks the genuine boxes produced by their factory. I am using Gerovital products since 1997 and i never experienced any side effects but i am only using the romanian genuine Gerovital made by the original romanian manufacturer. The best place to buy that i found in this ten years is www GerovitalShop.eu , here you get FREE shipping for the 12 month cure and live support for any question you might have. I must say that their only flaw is that they DO NOT SHIP to U.S.A. From my personal experience well as my friends' experiences i can tell few other sites selling ONLY genuine Gerovital products : www GeroVitality.com and www GerovitalProducts.com . Best wishes for health and long life to all forum members and their loved ones. Acantuniari
  18. Registered User
    Kc2554's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  210 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    161
    Rep Power
    156

    You not alone!

    I was raised the same way, and I didnt start seeing a Dr. until after college. I use 30mg of Lexapro/day....the difference is night and day!!!
  19. Gold Member
    wojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    labia
    Posts
    1,908
    Rep Power
    1099

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc2554 View Post
    You not alone!

    I was raised the same way, and I didnt start seeing a Dr. until after college. I use 30mg of Lexapro/day....the difference is night and day!!!
    yea i swear i wish i had done this 10 years ago..i feel horrible for what i put my fam through. i over did christmass this year, i think out of sheer guilt..lol
  20. Registered User
    TheBassGuy's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"  175 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Canada, Eh?
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    78

    I recently was diagnosed with depression/anxiety and I got a prescription for Wellbutrin XL @150mg/day. I have to say, its a fantastic drug... Just take 1 pill in the morning and its all good. The difference since I started taking it is fantastic. Its also known as the stop smoking drug "Zyban"... Kinda weird I thought.
  21. Registered User
    Kc2554's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  210 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    161
    Rep Power
    156

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBassGuy View Post
    I recently was diagnosed with depression/anxiety and I got a prescription for Wellbutrin XL @150mg/day. I have to say, its a fantastic drug... Just take 1 pill in the morning and its all good. The difference since I started taking it is fantastic. Its also known as the stop smoking drug "Zyban"... Kinda weird I thought.
    :bb3:

    I took that for a while, and it help stop my mind from racing in circles all day. Lexapro really took care of the anxiety.
  22. Gold Member
    wojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    labia
    Posts
    1,908
    Rep Power
    1099

    i was originally prescribed lexapro my isurance,playing doctor, wouldnt approve it they kept asking for prior authorization .so walmart got permisson from my doc for generic celexa(sp?).worked out for me 4 bucks a month
  23. Registered User
    Kc2554's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  210 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    161
    Rep Power
    156

    Quote Originally Posted by wojo View Post
    i was originally prescribed lexapro my isurance,playing doctor, wouldnt approve it they kept asking for prior authorization .so walmart got permisson from my doc for generic celexa(sp?).worked out for me 4 bucks a month
    Insurance is a pain. Celexa ehh...Wiki says it was the old formula for Lexapro. Does it work well? I will ask the doc about it next visit.
  24. Gold Member
    wojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    labia
    Posts
    1,908
    Rep Power
    1099

    I have no way of comparing to lexapro but it has worked great for me. I haven't noticed any sides. Sexual or otherwise, which was what I was fearful of. Everyone is different tho
  25. Registered User
    Kc2554's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  210 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    161
    Rep Power
    156

    Has anyone tried Bacopa Monnieri (20%) for anxiety? I found it on a different site, and the reviews are very positive (above normal enthusiasm for a product I would say).
  26. Registered User
    monsterbox's Avatar
    Stats
    5'7"  202 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,585
    Rep Power
    908

    f*ck all the drugs.

    I had severe performance anxiety...its the same thing as social anxiety where the room closes up and your heart pounds really fast...like an intense adrenaline rush. I had to perform in front of large audiences for scholarship auditions..we are talking like 150,000 dollars for a 3 minute performance. I thought of taking anxiety meds but discovered beta-blockers.

    Its called inderall.

    I use it for speeches, meeting the parents, performances...anything where I am on the spot in front of people.

    My anxiety is caused by me being afraid of getting nervous. If I start to get nervous I get more nervous about getting nervous and people knowing I'm nervous and my voice shakin etc.


    Inderall is a simply small pill and all it does is block the flight or fight signal...this means you feel absolutely normal and when you start to think about getting anxious your stomach cannot turn over and you will not start shaking...you just feel flat out chill. Its amazing and no side effects.

    If you barely swerve around a wreck in traffic, about 5 seconds later you will feel this huge shot of adrenaline to your stomach and youll start shaking as a reaction. If you are taking a beta-blocker, that shot will be much much smaller depending on the dosage. Your brain will recognize the situation the exact same, so its not mind altering, but the viscious cycle of shaking, shortness of breath, heart pounding in your ears CANNOT and WILL not occur. This allows you to conquer your fears. You can get upclose to your fears without experiencing the physical effects. Your mind will be able to adjust as its not altered by this medication. Then you can ween yourself off....I used these for a whole year and I havent touched them in a long time after weeing off.
    I def. recommend this to people with panic attacks before taking actual mind altering meds.
  27. Registered User
    RenegadeRows's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    8,672
    Rep Power
    191395

    I have/had/whatever social anxiety. Took zoloft when I was a kid for a few months. I noticed it did make things better but came off it because I did not like how it made me feel (robotic.) For short term social anxiety nothing beats benzos but I don't think they prescribe them for that. All in all now I just have a few drinks and learn to realize that everything is OK... i still get panic attacks occasionally but it's better than being on the meds. i've learned to accept them, and once i do all is well.
    RR

    PS ... nervous about getting nervous... exactly. I get it if I travel, with people I don't know well, etc. I usually just say "I dont feel well" if it gets too bad and breathe through it. Goes away after a few mins of calming myself down. Whatever.
  28. Registered User
    SupremeAlpha's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Okinawa/S.C./Las Vegas
    Posts
    50
    Rep Power
    108

    Dude wojo man I was diagnosed as a 17 year old with adhd, bi-polar disordr, mild shcitzo, and depression, they had me on all kinds of **** I got weak as hell mentally and a limp **** I smoked weed cause it made me happy to finally at 24 I am clear still sad alot angry I have few friends and also tense in social enviroments to the point of sweating. Me personally the thought of mental relief is sometimes overwhelming causing me to want drugs but I refuse to believe in being medicated the rest of my life instead I embrace the live hard die hard phylosiphy focus as best i can good luck man In your decision but remember great warriors and men who went before us nevr took meds
  29. Gold Member
    wojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    labia
    Posts
    1,908
    Rep Power
    1099

    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeAlpha View Post
    Dude wojo man I was diagnosed as a 17 year old with adhd, bi-polar disordr, mild shcitzo, and depression, they had me on all kinds of **** I got weak as hell mentally and a limp **** I smoked weed cause it made me happy to finally at 24 I am clear still sad alot angry I have few friends and also tense in social enviroments to the point of sweating. Me personally the thought of mental relief is sometimes overwhelming causing me to want drugs but I refuse to believe in being medicated the rest of my life instead I embrace the live hard die hard phylosiphy focus as best i can good luck man In your decision but remember great warriors and men who went before us nevr took meds

    thanks man..i think lol..i lived my life up to now unhappy..the meds are nothing but a cructh as i go through therapy.i do not plan to be on them my whole life.i dont feel like gettting into a debate here and as far as great men go..it is all dust and illusion most of those so called great men where pricks is there own life.i decided to get help when i realized i was making people in my life,the ones that were there for me and still are, unhappy.

    you guys can believe what u like i made a decision it may not be your decision,but it is working great for me.i appreciate all comments guys positive and negative.
  30. Registered User
    theBIGcactus's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  186 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    I da Ho
    Age
    26
    Posts
    374
    Rep Power
    265

    Its all in ur head like you said, Suck it up.
  31. Gold Member
    wojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    labia
    Posts
    1,908
    Rep Power
    1099

    Quote Originally Posted by RenegadeRows View Post
    I have/had/whatever social anxiety. Took zoloft when I was a kid for a few months. I noticed it did make things better but came off it because I did not like how it made me feel (robotic.) For short term social anxiety nothing beats benzos but I don't think they prescribe them for that. All in all now I just have a few drinks and learn to realize that everything is OK... i still get panic attacks occasionally but it's better than being on the meds. i've learned to accept them, and once i do all is well.
    RR

    PS ... nervous about getting nervous... exactly. I get it if I travel, with people I don't know well, etc. I usually just say "I dont feel well" if it gets too bad and breathe through it. Goes away after a few mins of calming myself down. Whatever.
    see im different i jsut withdraw.i could be sitting in the middle of a room full of people and lock myself away so i feel safe.where as when i am with people i am comfortable with i am the life of the party. its odd for me i go from a witty intelligent person mentally to a scared little boy around groups i am not familar with .then i constantly have people asking if im ok which makes it worst.god getting dates was the worst for me.i swear i forrest gumped my way through meeting women.lol
  32. Registered User
    SupremeAlpha's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Okinawa/S.C./Las Vegas
    Posts
    50
    Rep Power
    108

    Wojo you make a great argument as I make everyone around me miserable too I am to headstrong anyway to think i need help. My greatest fear is that taking meds will kill my aggression and keep me from success and growth as a man. It is a dog eat dog world and i would rather be a ferocious prick than a passive kitty kat which is what I think meds will do to a man
  33. Gold Member
    wojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    labia
    Posts
    1,908
    Rep Power
    1099

    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeAlpha View Post
    Wojo you make a great argument as I make everyone around me miserable too I am to headstrong anyway to think i need help. My greatest fear is that taking meds will kill my aggression and keep me from success and growth as a man. It is a dog eat dog world and i would rather be a ferocious prick than a passive kitty kat which is what I think meds will do to a man
    No kitty here man. I am taking a low dose. My friends have all said how much more personable I am. I used to be very confrontational. I am not a fan of meds as both zoloft and paxil yrs ago did nothing for me. I gave in at the pleads of my fiancÚ. I think at 30 my decision was a maturity thing where as years ago I had more growing up to do. Man I wish I made this decision years ago
  34. Registered User
    SupremeAlpha's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Okinawa/S.C./Las Vegas
    Posts
    50
    Rep Power
    108

    Quote Originally Posted by wojo View Post
    No kitty here man. I am taking a low dose. My friends have all said how much more personable I am. I used to be very confrontational. I am not a fan of meds as both zoloft and paxil yrs ago did nothing for me. I gave in at the pleads of my fiancÚ. I think at 30 my decision was a maturity thing where as years ago I had more growing up to do. Man I wish I made this decision years ago
    Really? cause i am the same way now with confrontation I freak out on people for no reason. And just plain depressed as hell and highly anti-social in general. Which effects all my relationships I'm only 24 I just wind up drinking myself retarded on occassions. I know it doesn't heal anything So what do you plan to do when you get off it from what I know it only masks the problem It will still be there after you get off it and i hear zoloft is a libido killer I don't know man I would like to be positive about it but like I said the thought of it scares me
  35. Registered User
    SupremeAlpha's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Okinawa/S.C./Las Vegas
    Posts
    50
    Rep Power
    108

    And like you mentioned It is a maturity thing maybe I'll feel better about it in 6 years either way good on ya an good luck with it
  36. Registered User
    Kc2554's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  210 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    161
    Rep Power
    156

    Quote Originally Posted by theBIGcactus View Post
    Its all in ur head like you said, Suck it up.
    I disagree with you. The anxiety is something physical that needs to be treated. One cannot understand if one has not experienced it.

    1. The medication help your brain function physically as its supposed to, so you dont have to "Suck it up". Why should a person be so miserable all the time?
    2. A good therapists is a guide to help you undue and/or change how you have been thinking for sooo long.

    Its funny when I think about it...its actually harder and more work to try and seek help....not lazy and pointless...but the end result is much better than how I lived before.
  37. Registered User
    Kc2554's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  210 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    161
    Rep Power
    156

    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeAlpha View Post
    Wojo you make a great argument as I make everyone around me miserable too I am to headstrong anyway to think i need help. My greatest fear is that taking meds will kill my aggression and keep me from success and growth as a man. It is a dog eat dog world and i would rather be a ferocious prick than a passive kitty kat which is what I think meds will do to a man
    Alpha,
    I now understand a little where you are coming from. I had now idea people would have a fear of being less successful, but I think you misunderstand medication (SSRI, SSNRI, MAOI, etc) work. Yes, you MIGHT become less aggressive, BUT that does not mean you wont still be as, if not more, assertive...which is more important for achieving your goals

    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeAlpha View Post
    Really? cause i am the same way now with confrontation I freak out on people for no reason. And just plain depressed as hell and highly anti-social in general. Which effects all my relationships I'm only 24 I just wind up drinking myself retarded on occassions. I know it doesn't heal anything So what do you plan to do when you get off it from what I know it only masks the problem It will still be there after you get off it and i hear zoloft is a libido killer I don't know man I would like to be positive about it but like I said the thought of it scares me
    Also, medications are a treatment. They dont mask, they help the brain "learn" a new way of thinking for the long run. Libido does go down, but in my case, no way so much that it really hindered my lifestyle or anything of the sort.
  38. Registered User
    SupremeAlpha's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Okinawa/S.C./Las Vegas
    Posts
    50
    Rep Power
    108

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc2554 View Post
    Alpha,
    I now understand a little where you are coming from. I had now idea people would have a fear of being less successful, but I think you misunderstand medication (SSRI, SSNRI, MAOI, etc) work. Yes, you MIGHT become less aggressive, BUT that does not mean you wont still be as, if not more, assertive...which is more important for achieving your goals



    Also, medications are a treatment. They dont mask, they help the brain "learn" a new way of thinking for the long run. Libido does go down, but in my case, no way so much that it really hindered my lifestyle or anything of the sort.
    So your saying when or if you come off them you should have a heathier mindset
  39. Registered User
    Kc2554's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  210 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    161
    Rep Power
    156

    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeAlpha View Post
    So your saying when or if you come off them you should have a heathier mindset
    Yes.
    I will quote my therapist "I have a unique role, in that I try my best to work myself out of a job. I try to help you, so that you do not need to see me anymore."

    NOTE: I have tried medications where the cost/benefit ratio was not worth it. Here is advice to anyone; if you dont feel like the medication or therapy is working, you must speak up and change it up. Its a lot of work, but worth it in the end.
  40. Registered User
    SupremeAlpha's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Okinawa/S.C./Las Vegas
    Posts
    50
    Rep Power
    108

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc2554 View Post
    Yes.
    I will quote my therapist "I have a unique role, in that I try my best to work myself out of a job. I try to help you, so that you do not need to see me anymore."

    NOTE: I have tried medications where the cost/benefit ratio was not worth it. Here is advice to anyone; if you dont feel like the medication or therapy is working, you must speak up and change it up. Its a lot of work, but worth it in the end.
    Thanks for your input I'll research it more and talk to more people about it before I make a decision. But I figure anything is better than where I am mentally it really is a daily struggle
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. anything good for social anxiety?
    By TulsaTalons in forum Supplements
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 07-07-2014, 10:13 PM
  2. Social phobia / anxiety problems
    By Ephedraboy in forum General Chat
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 04-17-2014, 07:59 PM
  3. Help - Supps for social anxiety
    By saggy321 in forum Supplements
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 03-28-2013, 08:26 PM
  4. Some questions about social anxiety
    By superone in forum Male Anti-Aging Medicine
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 09-15-2010, 12:02 AM
  5. Best supplements for social anxiety?
    By Flaw in forum Supplements
    Replies: 117
    Last Post: 08-22-2008, 02:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in