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Question about social anxiety, Brintellix, and Paxil

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I'm in a weird situation right now. My diagnosis is social anxiety (situational). I had it since childhood. Paxil worked excellent for me. Side effects: only delayed orgasm and some insomnia. I stupidly quit Paxil just to see how I'd cope. I couldn't deal with the WD syndrome tho (wrong timing). I tried Prozac after but it caused me severe sexual dysfunction. I then went on several other meds. One was Brintellix. This one worked but I felt it had a different effect on my anxiety compared to all other meds i took ,and it gave me a terrible thing called anhedonia (loss of pleasure). This did not go away. I went back on Paxil. but to my shock, it worsened the anhedonia and I felt apathy this second time around. I'm on Pristiq right now and the same thing but less apathy. I don't know what the hell happened to me???? I'm so stupid for quitting Paxil the first time. Now, how can I go back to how I was before the damn Brintellix?
asked Dec 19, 2016 in Medications by CP

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So that's the problem with SSRIs and SNRIs...they have significant, common side effects of sexual dysfunction. In addition, they can cause psychic numbing (where you can't feel anything, or anhedonia), and this seems to be dose-related. If you are having multiple side effects to prescription medications, why not consider natural anxiety supplements such as KalmPro? Talk to your doctor to see if a natural supplement may be the solution for you.
answered Dec 19, 2016 by drcarlo (294,430 points)