Re: Social Anxiety/Phobia?
I also had a hard time adjusting to college. I went away to college when I was 17 for a year, and then decided to go to a local community college and live at home after the first year. I am going away to college again in the Fall, so I am hoping that this time it will be better! I was on meds for a while but gained lots of weight so had to come off of them. I also tend to go with the theory that meds mearly mask the issue of anxiety, and that it will always be there when you come off of the meds. So I am trying to face my anxiety head on and deal with myself as I am, without any medication. The anxiety doesn't go away, but I am getting much better at coping with it and managing it. I can't really recommend any medication, but I know that many people have had great, life changing results with many different meds such as paxil, lexapro, topamax, and wellbutrin. Its all about what works for you, and what you feel is best for you at the time. I would try different meds until you feel as though you are getting the desired effects. But remember, no med is a super pill, and all come with side effects and downsides.