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  1. Hello, I also posted this under "Prescription Drugs", as my question deals with both issues. I hope this is OK. I just joined today, and I apologize if this is a "no-no" (if it is, please let me know and I won't do it again) I've had social phobia since a child (I am now in my upper 30'). I can say I truly believe there is a genetic predisposition for this, as my mom had panic attacks while carrying me. My symptoms include the things listed in this board: blushing, sweating, trembly voice, racing heart... although the ones that bother me the most are the first two, since people can see those I have tried many non prescription methods for dealing with this: acupuncture, hypnotherapy traditional therapy ("talking it out") CBT herbal remedies homeopathy essential oils mediation yoga elimination stimulants from my diet All of these have had helped me to be a more centered person and have improved the quality of my life. However, they have NOT taken away or reduced the social phobia/sweating/blushing in any significant way. The only thing that does is Xanax. Although it is addictive, and makes me terribly tired and I don't function well at work when I'm on it (which is where I really need it). I am now ready (and NEED) to try medications (other than xanax). My life is suffering too much because of this condition. I have read these posts and become lost in a sea of information. I'm hoping someone can suggest meds that I can research more. My main concerns: ***1. I don't want severe withdrawl once I quite, as I plan to use the meds for a year or two, but when I get pregnant, I will need to get off. ***2. I already struggle with my weight, so I can't have a med that will cause weight gain, as that will effect my self esteem more. ***3. A med that won't contribute to hair loss. Stress has already made chunks fall out Sad Please...please give suggestions. I have become so confused as I've read through all these posts... Thank you from the BOTTOM of my heart.
  2. Hello all, I have been lurking for many weeks reading through posts. I've had social phobia since a child (I am now in my upper 30'). I can say I truly believe there is a genetic predisposition for this, as my mom had panic attacks while carrying me. My symptoms include the things listed in this board: blushing, sweating, trembly voice, racing heart... although the ones that bother me the most are the first two, since people can see those I have tried many non prescription methods for dealing with this: acupuncture, hypnotherapy traditional therapy ("talking it out") CBT herbal remedies homeopathy essential oils mediation yoga elimination stimulants from my diet All of these have had helped me to be a more centered person and have improved the quality of my life. However, they have NOT taken away or reduced the social phobia/sweating/blushing in any significant way. The only thing that does is Xanax. Although it is addictive, and makes me terribly tired and I don't function well at work when I'm on it (which is where I really need it). I am now ready (and NEED) to try medications (other than xanax). My life is suffering too much because of this condition. I have read these posts and become lost in a sea of information. I'm hoping someone can suggest meds that I can research more. My main concerns: ***1. I don't want severe withdrawl once I quite, as I plan to use the meds for a year or two, but when I get pregnant, I will need to get off. ***2. I already struggle with my weight, so I can't have a med that will cause weight gain, as that will effect my self esteem more. ***3. A med that won't contribute to hair loss. Stress has already made chunks fall out Please...please give suggestions. I have become so confused as I've read through all these posts... Thank you from the BOTTOM of my heart.
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