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Sertraline and social phobia?

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Madnessmouse Sun 01-Nov-15 21:01:44

Hi all,

I'm due to start sertraline in the next couple of weeks. Anyone used it successfully for social phobia? Thanks. Really hope it helps...

Madnessmouse Sat 07-Nov-15 21:10:58


student99 Mon 09-Nov-15 12:39:25

hi sorry there are no replies!

im on week 4 sertraline (50mg) for general anxiety and i have social phobia, it takes a while for sertraline to have positive effects and the first few weeks can be hard...for me it was raised anxiety, feeling 'on' something, insomnia/tiredness. i have levelled out a bit now but still feel overwhelmed and anxious. im at university and have to give a lot of presentations as part of course work and i feel like im dying on the heart/nausea/faint...hopefully i will start to feel better soon! when do you start? what dose? x

Madnessmouse Tue 10-Nov-15 14:18:32

Thanks for your reply student smile
Sorry it is taking a while to work for you. I should hopefully get the prescription tomorrow but won't be starting it until Sunday, as I have a training course to get through on Saturday, and don't want any side effects spoiling it - it will be hard enough anyway!

Aquamarine70 Mon 16-Nov-15 14:31:46

I have heard that Paroxerine is better for social phobia. My brother in law takes it & it has been a miracle for him

ProudAS Sat 21-Nov-15 07:02:53

I'm on sertraline and have been on paroxetine in the past. I wouldn't say I found one better than the other for social phobia.

Pandora97 Sat 21-Nov-15 15:21:39

Yes sertraline was brilliant for social phobia, one of the best ones that I've taken (and I've been on 4 different types of ADs). Unfortunately, I did have increased anxiety for the first couple of weeks but that gradually went.

twiglet59 Sun 22-Nov-15 07:36:46

I am just trying to wean myself off of sertraline for social anxiety as I haven't found it has not really worked for me and I don't like the side effects. Are you still on sertraline pandora97?

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