I had my dose of Fluoxetine doubled from 20mg to 40mg around 6 weeks ago. I feel it helped depressive symptoms, but my social anxiety has got a lot worse than it ever was... I even wake up every morning shaky, sick and panicky for no apparent reason (although the very worst is when I have to engage in a social situation).
Went back to the doctors today and she suggested giving me 10mg of Propranolol to take 3x daily on top of my 40mg of Fluoxetine. Does anyone else here take Propranalol every day for social anxiety and does it help? Also does anyone take both these medications as a combination?
If this doesn't work then the next step will be to come off of Fluoxetine and change my medication completely. I really want something to help with my social anxiety as it stops me from being able to work or meet new people and I just become isolated (which I the feel leads to the symptoms of depression.) if anyone has any miracle medications for this that has really worked well for them and could tell me about it, I would really appreciate it!!
I have also already been referred to CBT but am on the waiting list.
Thanks, Jemma x