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Prozac for Social Anxiety?

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Old 09-01-2005, 01:48 PM   #1
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Prozac for Social Anxiety?

I have been on Prozac for social anxiety 20 mg for the last 2 months, I haven't noticed any difference in my social anxiety, but my ocd/overfocus add has slightly improved. My psych gave me Buspar to augment Prozac and anxiety, but I've only been on that a week. I also take xanax xr. What I want to know is, I've heard Prozac is the most stimulating SSRI, which might make me more nervous. I told my doc it is not helping, but he said to just keep should I be looking at another antidepressant? Anyone else had luck with Prozac for Social Anxiety?

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Old 09-01-2005, 02:06 PM   #2
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Re: Prozac for Social Anxiety?

your prozac dose is low, ask doc or a pharmacist about upping it, but occasionally an antidepressant doesnt work at any dose

if the prozac doesnt work then paxil is unlikely to work either as both are the same type, SSRI antidepressants and you should then be asking doc to try you on some other type of antidepressant, there are several

prozac is as likely as any other antidepressant to help with social anxiety

an antidepressant may stimulate one person, sedate another and have no effect on someone else

xanax as needed is helpful, buspar, IMO is mostly a waste of money, its expensively promoted to docs but has been around a long time and has always had a poor reputation, however docs listen much more closely to drug company sales reps than they listen to their anxiety patients, sadly
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