Study about social phobia and too much serotonin

Posted by doorman @doorman, Aug 22 2:59pm

Individuals with social phobia have TOO MUCH SEROTONIN . Says the University of Uppsala. So all you introverts who feel awful on Ssri’s and can’t understand why, this could be it. Doctors have been wrong all along. I know I’ve tried multiple ssri’s and hated every one. How wrong can doctors be? SMH

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Is this the article that you're referring to @doorman?
– Individuals with social phobia have too much serotonin – not too little https://www.uu.se/en/news-media/news/article/?id=4918&typ

Do you take an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)? Do you experience social phobia?

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@colleenyoung

Is this the article that you're referring to @doorman?
– Individuals with social phobia have too much serotonin – not too little https://www.uu.se/en/news-media/news/article/?id=4918&typ

Do you take an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)? Do you experience social phobia?

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I have done poorly on ssri’s. I’m an introvert , but no formal diagnosis of social phobia. This study should be of interest to all introverts who have done poorly on ssri’s. It may explain a lot.

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@doorman Here is what Mayo Clinic has to say about social phobia https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/social-anxiety-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20353561

I have taken Celexa, an SSRI before, and in fact am currently on it since mid-July. Fortunately I do not work with some of the more common side effects of sleep issues and weight gain, for which I am very grateful! As we often say, everyone is different, and the ways we react/respond to medications can be so individual, because we are each an individual! In my experience, taking Celexa does not exacerbate my SAD [social anxiety disorder] or GAD [generalized anxiety disorder] symptoms. And yes, there is formal diagnosis.

Would you tell us about what you have experienced, and tried, that has been successful in achieving what you want to do? I am always interested to know what paths people meander while reaching for assistance.
Ginger

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@gingerw

@doorman Here is what Mayo Clinic has to say about social phobia https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/social-anxiety-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20353561

I have taken Celexa, an SSRI before, and in fact am currently on it since mid-July. Fortunately I do not work with some of the more common side effects of sleep issues and weight gain, for which I am very grateful! As we often say, everyone is different, and the ways we react/respond to medications can be so individual, because we are each an individual! In my experience, taking Celexa does not exacerbate my SAD [social anxiety disorder] or GAD [generalized anxiety disorder] symptoms. And yes, there is formal diagnosis.

Would you tell us about what you have experienced, and tried, that has been successful in achieving what you want to do? I am always interested to know what paths people meander while reaching for assistance.
Ginger

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I suppose it’s true that we all react to these psychiatric meds on an individual basis. For instance, I tried 5 different ssri’s, none of which worked. In fact, it’s a well known side effect of these meds that they can INCREASE anxiety at first. After taking Zoloft for 6 weeks, my anxiety was so bad I had myself put on a 72 hr. hold in a hospital. A horrible experience. As of today, I am on Mirtazapine, which is mildly sedating and helps me sleep at night. As well as the occasional benzo. I’ve still not found the right drug for me…..perhaps I never will. I’m glad you get some relief from your Celexa. These meds are a mixed bag…..a very mixed bag. P.S…….I’ve been diagnosed ADD, GAD, and some depression.

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This could be true. I’ve switched to Noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (sole) and it works well so far.

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I’ve been on SNRI for 2 years and several months

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I’ve triggered anxiety again and trying to cope with it.
My bad I’ve drunk alcohol under this whole Covid stress and stress coming from moving. Plus the weather is horrible in here and I have my period. Total abuse of my body:(

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@chicago1211

I’ve triggered anxiety again and trying to cope with it.
My bad I’ve drunk alcohol under this whole Covid stress and stress coming from moving. Plus the weather is horrible in here and I have my period. Total abuse of my body:(

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Alchohol just makes things worse. Seriously.

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@doorman

Alchohol just makes things worse. Seriously.

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Absolutely. Doc said alcohol is basically an aggressor. This shit does not “deeply” relax your body/mind and just gives an illusion of relaxation for a while.

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@chicago1211

Absolutely. Doc said alcohol is basically an aggressor. This shit does not “deeply” relax your body/mind and just gives an illusion of relaxation for a while.

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Correct. It may feel good at first, but as it wears off you feel even worse. It’s like going down a rabbit hole. Take it from me. I learned my lesson.

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