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Anxiety board


welcome superman

I dont know the paxil CR dose range but unless low it should have started helping by now, occasionally paxil simply doesnt work, discuss with doc.
a possibility is to do an overnight swap to any other prozac type med and hope for better things

any valium type med and a beta blocker med taken as needed will help a lot and these go well with paxil or any other antidepressant

there are several good books on how to overcome social anxiety, get some and study them

a fear of people looking at you is common, it sometimes helps to get out and do things in a town or area where you arent known and need not return to

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I am on Paxil now. I have put on about 10 pounds since taking Paxil.
I have been on Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor, and one other.

Nothing has really helped.
I can work I guess. But I got fired, so it is hard to work.

My lack of a social life did not bother me when I was in school or in college either.
I just spent 100% of my time on studying.

But after school things just keep on getting worse and worse for me.
I have failed at everything I have tried to do after school
This includes the military, and working with my family and working in a job that uses my degree.

I feel more and more lonely as time goes on, and see less and less of a point to living.
I will never have a friend in my life let alone a girlfriend or a wife.
I will never have a family.
And I will never get any farther or have any achievements in a job that are any greater then what I have already done.

I may be wrong, but it seems to me that a lot more people should have been concerned about my social anxiety when I was younger.
I guess I thought that things would get better and work out some day if I just keep on trying hard in school and doing the best that I could.

But I was wrong, and things will never work out for me.

So my only advice is do a lot of social things and push yourself into and through all the unpleasant social situations now. They might NEVER be pleasant for. You might NEVER learn to like social situation.
But I think you need them and you need to experience them anyway.

It does not matter if you like them or not. You need to grow socially, or you might end up like me and find some day that you have no options left in life.