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Quote from Iss:
I'm looking for a cure myself for my anxiety/social anxiety... I've tried paxil cr and prosac with OK results, but could be better. I looked up SOLIAN and :Amisulpride (brand name Solian) may be prescribed for people with schizophrenia. Very interesting, but if it works Im very happy for you. Depamine and serotinin are low in depressed people right?


Solian=amisulpride is RX'ed for schizophrenia at 400mg+ dosage. I use 50mg, which works totally different than the high, 400mg+ dose. 25-100mg range is used for dysthymia, social phobia, anhedonia, low motivation etc.

As far as people with social problems - the studies show that they have PRIMARILY problems with dopamine D2 receptors. Second thing that's not right in people with social anxiety is GABA. That's why Klonopin/Xanax are so effective in social anxiety - they are GABA agonists.
Well, Tani, what Graciecat was certainly an excellent start. Sounds like you have a social anxiety. (I'm VERY familiar with this). I take xanax and the problem goes away. However, I wish that I had faced the fears early in life and learned how to deal with it without medication. Please learn from my regrets and try to overcome this without taking drugs. I'm almost 30, an engineer and often need to discuss things with other engineers over the phone. It's very nerve wracking at times. (Simply ordering a pizza can make me crazy!) I take xanax when I know it's coming. If I don't know it's coming, it's hit or miss. Xanax and I'm quite the engineer... no xanax and sometimes, it's amazing that I remember to zip my pants. Take some public speaking courses... maybe seek therapy for lack of self confidence, but don't take the easy way and take the meds. It's a great temporary fix, but will hinder you in the long run. Then again, maybe taking some meds a few times may give you the confidence to speak freely. From my experience, it's doubtful. I am so concerned with being right and not looking stupid, that I get too anxious to say anything. It's OK to ask dumb questions, hard, but OK. Perhaps, you could try asking questions to things that you already know the answer to. This way, you will ask exactly the "right" question and not look stupid. Meanwhile, you will get experience speaking in front of the class. I have learned in my years of being in the "real world" of a career, that very few people actually know the EXACT correct answer. They do exist, but they are not the norm. You'd be surprised at how many people aren't as informed as you are. Oh and one last thing.... people aren't nearly as interested in what you have to say as you think. I don't mean that sarcastically, but they aren't going to be talking about what a dumb question you asked later in the day. Asking questions, being wrong, being right... it doesn't matter nearly as much as you think it does to others and their opinion doesn't matter too much, either.
Hi everybody,
I don't post much but reading through this thread is very encouraging to me right now. I have had depression for years but never had a problem with anxiety—until now. I am weaning off zoloft (total nightmare) and am down to a minuscule dose. I have found that lately my anxiety is ever increasing and is really scaring me. I have type 1 diabetes and DO NOT want to go on any more medication as I am very sensitive to it. I am taking Xanax now but am very nervous about becoming addicted. The thing that triggered my anxiety recently was a failed start to a relationship. I let my insecurities show and the guy ran for the hills. I could not stop thinking how I screwed up. This is a reacurring problem in my life, unfortunately. The rejection spurred the most anxious feelings I have ever felt. It is so scary. I'm nauseous all the time.

My question is to the CBT people: how do I find a really good CBT therapist? And is this type of thing covered on insurance? I see a psychiatrist once a month but it is not working (obviously). I am going to start by getting that book that was mentioned earlier.

Thanks to all who have given me a sliver of hope that I can beat this.

holst
Quote from holst:
Hi everybody,
I don't post much but reading through this thread is very encouraging to me right now. I have had depression for years but never had a problem with anxiety—until now. I am weaning off zoloft (total nightmare) and am down to a minuscule dose. I have found that lately my anxiety is ever increasing and is really scaring me. I have type 1 diabetes and DO NOT want to go on any more medication as I am very sensitive to it. I am taking Xanax now but am very nervous about becoming addicted. The thing that triggered my anxiety recently was a failed start to a relationship. I let my insecurities show and the guy ran for the hills. I could not stop thinking how I screwed up. This is a reacurring problem in my life, unfortunately. The rejection spurred the most anxious feelings I have ever felt. It is so scary. I'm nauseous all the time.

My question is to the CBT people: how do I find a really good CBT therapist? And is this type of thing covered on insurance? I see a psychiatrist once a month but it is not working (obviously). I am going to start by getting that book that was mentioned earlier.

Thanks to all who have given me a sliver of hope that I can beat this.

holst


Hi Holst,

As for if insurance will pay for it? It depends on your insurer as they are all so different these days. Mine didn't, but there are many resources available for little or no cost in many areas. You may want to call your local university as many offer CBT programs for little or no cost. The key to CBT is the amount of effort you put into it as that will determine the results you receive more than anything else. The Obitz book is a great introduction and the Burns book is a valuable resource once you are ready for more. Good luck and let us know if we can be of any further assistance :angel:

Take care and keep in touch!

Billy