I've been to the doctor, but he didn't want to give me paroxetine (Paxil equivalent) for my social anxiety, as I'd thought before. However, he proposes me either sertraline (Zoloft) or moclobemide (Aurorix) instead. He's going to decide about
And that's my question: which of them is better for the social anxiety - which drug gives the enormous self-confidence and the psychical "loose"? Which changes you most (for the better, obviously)?
I've read, that only sertraline doesn't impact on the prolactin (a hormone) levels in blood - and if there's too much of it in your blood, some unpleasant, especially in men.
So, if you could say - which's better? I mean especially:
1. Self-confidence - is it comparable (or bigger) to the great paroxetine one?
2. Side effects,
3. The weird dreams (paroxetine is known for causing such abnormal dreams, but I don't know how is it with Zoloft or Aurorix),
4. Its impact on the one's libido (paroxetine is known for decreasing it, moclobemide doesn't change it, but what with sertraline?
Any other opinions will be appreciated.
Edit: What's on with the poll adding? I cannot add any! The blank fields still appear... ://
My drugs (I've UC for a few years, if anybody was curious; autodiagnosed SA and depressive problems): mesalazine, azathioprine, infliximab, iron meds, vitamins (sometimes) & probiotics; the methylprednisolone therapy of several months if needed (then, protectively, potassium meds and omeprazole as well).
I worry about my liver and kidneys for the reasons above, I hope that unnecessarily.
I worry if anxiety problems (SA) could impact on the UC as well.