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Posted by: D | 2004/12/10

social anxiety

Hi Doc. Is there a medication that you can take for social anxiety, stress, general anxiety and mood swings. I lost my b/f over these issues, so it is starting to influence my life.

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Hi D,
Yes, there are medications which can help this bundle of problems, usually very successfully. They're only available on prescription, so you'd need to see a psychiatrist for them, which is the best way, to get a proper assessment, confirmation of the diagnosis, and a discussion of your treatment options.

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Our users say:
Posted by: mike | 2004/12/10

I have Social Anxiety Disorder, and I am using medication for it.

I have only been on the meds for about 2 months....i do feel a lot better....although....last night i thought i'd go to Tygervalley with a friend. We went and I almost had a mental breakdown.

There was so many people.....i got so anxious and paranoid and freaked out by all the people....i wanted to RUN AWAY from all of them. I thought I'd be able to handle the situation.....maybe not just yet

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Posted by: Shaun | 2004/12/10

Hi D,

Although I'm no doc, there is medication that you can take for what you described above. The best way to get hold of this medication though is to see a shrink so that you can work through these issues & get direct treatment, & maybe medication as well.

Regards,
Shaun

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