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Thank you for using Just Answer. Social Anxiety Disorder can be debilitating in many situations.
Medications can be used to treat the symptoms, but specific therapies such as cognitive behavioral and exposure type of therapies can help you ameliorate this problem as well.
Medications are usually given as anti-depressants, and this will be individual as far as what works for you. Most people with this type of anxiety also have depression. Is this true for you?
There are also the anti anxiety medications and beta blockers that are available to take as needed, for when you are going out, or for specific social activities that exacerbate your anxiety. These do not cause weight gain.
There is no clear cut medications that will stop the symptoms of social anxiety disorder. There are many that can help with this, but this will be an individualized treatment dependent upon what works for you. Please see your general practitioner and work on a treatment regiment that works best for you. Please let me know if you have other questions. Gina
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I don' t think that it was there initially but is at this time. It seems to have
left me with lots of fatigue, poor enjoyment of most things, and simply feeling
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from what I couold see the only ssri that claims to be specfic for SAD is Luvox sr.