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Best meds for social/generalised anxiety?

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What are the best meds that a doctor/psychatre can prescribe to you for generalised + social anxiety ?

My psychatre wanted me to take a med but i've heard really bad things on it so i didn't use it .

I'm tense all day , like my neck is blocked

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social anxiety you just need more exposure

really is that simple 

you apply the progressive overload and adaptation rule to a lot of aspects in life 

i smoked green like it was part of my diet during my teenage years and as a result started to develop social anxiety which lead to me stopping 

through doing things i wouldnt normally like to do like go to the pub or a social gathering ect and just getting on with it despite rather sitting in and watching tv, i soon overcame it

relish in the opportunity to be in an uncomfortable social situation and with time they wont be uncomfortable.


general anxiety is obviously a lot more difficult to tackle but ime meds arnt the answer, ive never taken them myself but surrounded by  a LOT of people that have turned to the likes of citalopram and the people on it are still the most anxious people i know 

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Too true ?Meds only 'delay' the problem

there's bad press about citaloprAm & fluoxetine, not that I'd know but app not good for libido + fat loss.

benzo's are king for anxiety disorder, however, they'll fu*k u up in no time! They're uber addictive + u build tolerance real easy.

as swole said , try enjoy the 'bad' situation ... usually they turn out better than anticipated. I take the 'weight training ' perspective to anxiety disorder order = if you don't use it /you lose it ... and same applies to avoiding these situations... as men we're generally more grumpy and anti social anyway!! You're not alone mate 

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2 hours ago, Baka said:

What are the best meds that a doctor/psychatre can prescribe to you for generalised + social anxiety ?

My psychatre wanted me to take a med but i've heard really bad things on it so i didn't use it .

I'm tense all day , like my neck is blocked

Aren't you the guy that posts youtube vids? Hard to believe you have social anxiety.

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3 hours ago, swole troll said:

social anxiety you just need more exposure

really is that simple 

you apply the progressive overload and adaptation rule to a lot of aspects in life 

i smoked green like it was part of my diet during my teenage years and as a result started to develop social anxiety which lead to me stopping 

through doing things i wouldnt normally like to do like go to the pub or a social gathering ect and just getting on with it despite rather sitting in and watching tv, i soon overcame it

relish in the opportunity to be in an uncomfortable social situation and with time they wont be uncomfortable.


general anxiety is obviously a lot more difficult to tackle but ime meds arnt the answer, ive never taken them myself but surrounded by  a LOT of people that have turned to the likes of citalopram and the people on it are still the most anxious people i know 

Have to agree with the above,  8 years ago I had a doc pushing anxiety meds on me.  It had got the point we're I wouldn't leave the house,  they started mentioning agrophobia at one point.  

I slowly forced myself back out but it was a slow process,  I read a few books on the topic of cbt and that really helped too. 

Try to avoid meds at all costs,  they end up becoming a crutch and are so hard to come off

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4 hours ago, swole troll said:

social anxiety you just need more exposure

really is that simple 

you apply the progressive overload and adaptation rule to a lot of aspects in life 

i smoked green like it was part of my diet during my teenage years and as a result started to develop social anxiety which lead to me stopping 

through doing things i wouldnt normally like to do like go to the pub or a social gathering ect and just getting on with it despite rather sitting in and watching tv, i soon overcame it

relish in the opportunity to be in an uncomfortable social situation and with time they wont be uncomfortable.


general anxiety is obviously a lot more difficult to tackle but ime meds arnt the answer, ive never taken them myself but surrounded by  a LOT of people that have turned to the likes of citalopram and the people on it are still the most anxious people i know 

I understand what you say but trust me i've done that for years , i was born with anxiety from my father which led to OCD then social anxiety when i was 5-6 which lead to generalised anxiety when i was 19.

I've faced the uncomfortable situations , for exemple school , i've went there for years it never got better but i think worse.

Same for every other things unfortunately , i still go to pub sometimes and at my friends party BUT i never feel comfortable because of this anxiety , i just face it and force myself everytime , everyday , even when i go to the gym.

so no , facing it isnt a solution . it's not a anxiety that will last for weeks/months , it's the kind of anxiety i was born with , something wrong in my brain i guess.


i've tried valium , it works a little but i hate how i feel on it so i only take it when i can't sleep and i have an important thing to do the next day.

 

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1 hour ago, Redser said:

Have to agree with the above,  8 years ago I had a doc pushing anxiety meds on me.  It had got the point we're I wouldn't leave the house,  they started mentioning agrophobia at one point.  

I slowly forced myself back out but it was a slow process,  I read a few books on the topic of cbt and that really helped too. 

Try to avoid meds at all costs,  they end up becoming a crutch and are so hard to come off

yea it was hard to leave my house 3 years ago , now i can but i never feel comfortable .

That's the problem , how can i get a job or live a normal life if taking the bus is feeling like i'd die , it's just not possible.

I've tried a lot of things to see what can help , i've read a lot for years about it .

The less i think about it the best i feel even tho i'm talking about this right now :P

 

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3 hours ago, GameofThrones said:

Aren't you the guy that posts youtube vids? Hard to believe you have social anxiety.

Yes , my friends don't even know it.

I'm hiding it , i'm trying to live normaly and doing normal things that s why they can't guess i have it but it really sucks to have that.

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9 hours ago, Baka said:

yea it was hard to leave my house 3 years ago , now i can but i never feel comfortable .

That's the problem , how can i get a job or live a normal life if taking the bus is feeling like i'd die , it's just not possible.

I've tried a lot of things to see what can help , i've read a lot for years about it .

The less i think about it the best i feel even tho i'm talking about this right now :P

 

I talked about it as much as possible and it really helped me,   it yes I remember not showing up at work for a month due to it.  

Look into cognitive behavioural therapy,  it worked for me 

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I got on very well with escitalopram (a diff version of citalopram) worked really well with me, in particular it levelled me while I had a course of cbt.

sides were ok, made me a bit sweaty and I think turned up my metabolism a bit as I stayed really lean. Sex drive was fine,  but during the first four weeks it made it harder to finish .......

coming off wasn't the end of the world - just ignore the dr and look up the internet for a schedule for phasing off - I gradually dropped the dose over four months.

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40 minutes ago, MrM said:

I got on very well with escitalopram (a diff version of citalopram) worked really well with me, in particular it levelled me while I had a course of cbt.

sides were ok, made me a bit sweaty and I think turned up my metabolism a bit as I stayed really lean. Sex drive was fine,  but during the first four weeks it made it harder to finish .......

coming off wasn't the end of the world - just ignore the dr and look up the internet for a schedule for phasing off - I gradually dropped the dose over four months.

You sure that wasn't Tren :P

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18 hours ago, Baka said:

Yes , my friends don't even know it.

I'm hiding it , i'm trying to live normaly and doing normal things that s why they can't guess i have it but it really sucks to have that.

I see I asked because you seemed fairly confident, I used to have terrible social anxiety when going out, to the pub or to the shops. To the point where it was painful to me 

Getting myself some self confidence changed the landscape completely. 

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Propanolol...... best drug you can use that's non addictive, it won't stop the anxiety but it will mask the pysical effects making it easier to cope with over time. They will also prescribe a generic SSRI such as sertraline. I would recommend looking into both if I were you and running a 6 month course of both monitored by your psychiatrist. This combined with @swole troll's advice and you can't go wrong really.  

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17 minutes ago, Quackerz said:

Propanolol...... best drug you can use that's non addictive, it won't stop the anxiety but it will mask the pysical effects making it easier to cope with over time. They will also prescribe a generic SSRI such as sertraline. I would recommend looking into both if I were you and running a 6 month course of both monitored by your psychiatrist. This combined with @swole troll's advice and you can't go wrong really.  

i think the med that my psychyatrist prescribed me was Propanolol

Ok thank you , i'm searching for a psychologue who does CBT right now

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Id go out after taking some piracetam or even some other nootropic specialised for anxiety control or something for a few days and do your normal stuff. then remove the piracetam.

As swoletroll said, progressive overload.

 

Beers always good too, but not too frequently.

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6 hours ago, Lifesizepenguin said:

Id go out after taking some piracetam or even some other nootropic specialised for anxiety control or something for a few days and do your normal stuff. then remove the piracetam.

As swoletroll said, progressive overload.

 

Beers always good too, but not too frequently.

Piracetam? i have but it does nothing for me.

I'm alcohol allergic , but i have GHB (gives gyno 30min after intake , for real , prolactin gyno so i need high dose caber which make me sick) so i stopped completely.

60e the hour for the psychologue , no refund at all . Should i still go there?

 

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21 hours ago, Baka said:

Piracetam? i have but it does nothing for me.

I'm alcohol allergic , but i have GHB (gives gyno 30min after intake , for real , prolactin gyno so i need high dose caber which make me sick) so i stopped completely.

60e the hour for the psychologue , no refund at all . Should i still go there?

 

Wow you haven't been lucky there have you. 

8 hours ago, Andrewgenic said:

I don't think you can go far wrong with mdma

This is an amazing idea. Couldn't do it too much though.

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