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Re: Organizing our diag./symptoms to JohnL OOOOPPS

Posted by Carol on November 2, 1999, at 6:36:00

In reply to Re: Organizing our diag./symptoms & med s-effects , posted by JohnL on November 2, 1999, at 3:49:52

JohnL--Sorry about the previous post, dumb me hit "submit" instead of "delete"!

Anyway, think I might be your buddy...anhedonia to the max!(never knew it had a name, though). Even when the depression fades, I still seem to have no 'ability' to feel joy, happiness, or pleasure. Some of what should be the most joyous times of my life (wedding, birth of daughter) have been covered with fog of - something that won't let me FEEL joy. And on a day to day basis, no matter how well things are going in my life, I simply have none of the feeling of WELL-being that normal people get to experience.

Have also tried most of the same Meds. and 'Naturals'(St. Johns wort ect.) that you have...
TCA's made me worse, so tired I couldnot function and gained 15 pounds in 6 wks.
Prozac - nothing(at max dose)
Effexor- nothing(at max dose)
Both together - nothing (at max dose)

Also, Zoloft, which helped my depression(slightly)for a while then stopped helping.

Have also been on Ritalin for fatigue - nothing(except when I took MUCH higher doses then recommended)

Currently, on Wellbutrin, but need longer trial to judge effectiveness.

Oddly, I have never suffered any 'physical' side effects(digestive, ect.)from anything, although with sexual function it's hard to tell, because the depression has often caused lack of interest there, so don't really know about Meds. effect on that.

Haven't tried any mood stabilizers because I have never experience a manic moment in my life(I wish!!).
Anyway, that's me in a nutshell(okay, a huge nutshell!) Sound familiar? Carol




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