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Posted in Phenelzine on 18th June 2014

question about medication?
i have social anxiety disorder and i’ve been holding it in from my parents for years and im sick of feeling anxious all the time but im afraid medication is going to make me do bad things, what is it like being on medication?
i dont know what kind of medication it would be..anti anxiety? ive read about something called SSRI or something like that but i dont know

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Answer by glache
There are a few options. SSRIs are the first line of treatment, i.e. they’re what everyone would be started on. The SSRIs which you’re most likely to be prescribed are fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil) or sertraline (Zoloft). Other options include clonazepam (Rivotril/Klonopin) and a very big maybe on phenelzine (Nardil). SSRI side effects include nausea, agitation, insomnia, tremor, dizziness, headache, sedation etc but nothing in terms of wild behaviour. Clonazepam will sedate you so again nothing there. Phenelzine has similar side effects to SSRIs.

Please don’t be alarmed by the list of side effects I’ve mentioned, not everyone experiences them and if they do, they’d be very unlucky to experience all of them. Hope that helped.

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