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A lot of people have had tremendous success with Zoloft for social anxiety disorder.
For me personally, Zoloft has helped tremendously both for mild social anxiety I had as well as depression. Another medication I never have had but I've heard of is called "BuSpar". I think they stil prescribe it but I have no idea if it works, etc.
I am on paxil cr and it's not doing all that well. I tried it over 6 months and i'm thinking about trying something like klonopin.. i'm not exactly sure how to spell it though. Anyone try this stuff? Maybe i'll try zoloft~
Yeah Klonopin is a type of tranquilizer kind of drug like Xanax, mostly used to treat panic disorders. It is highly addictive like the previous poster mentioned.

This does not seem like a good medication to treat social anxiety in my opinion. There are a few medications out there that are designed specifically for this type of disorder like Zoloft and Paxil and otheres, so you should speak to your Doctor about some options.

Good luck to you!

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turtleeni2
my mother died in 1994. we were very close. i began having panic attacks 2 months after her death. long story short- am on zoloft 100mg per day to control panic attacks. it works. did paxil for years, gained weight. i didn't know this was used for social disorder. what are the symptoms of a social disorder. maybe my son has that or am i making up excuses for him not wanting to work? lol. it's not funny really. read my other posts. anyway, thanks for reading.
I taken myself of wellbutrin and zoloft. I couldn't stand the side affects, nightmares, cold sweats, nausea, impotence, etc etc, plus the withdrawels when you don't have the drug can be hard to go through.

I take omega-3 supplement to make my blood flow more freely and little less work for the heart I suppose. I also take melatonin and valerian root herbs to make me calm also. There are probably more supplements out there, so you might want to research for more.

I'm not saying these will stop panics or anxiety like the prescription psycho pills and might not work on some of you, but atleast they don't have any nasty side affects and it's not addictive and no withdrawel syndromes. Actually, the valerian root and melatonin is supposed to be for sleeping at night, but I'll take it whenever I want to feel more mellowed out a bit. Plus I like them better than sleeping pills.

Again, these aren't made to protect you from anxiety or panic attacks. Heck, give it a try for a week, you never know. :)