Posted by JeffH on February 12, 2003, at 21:31:24
In reply to ADHEDONIA QUESTIONS ?? please read , posted by LAURA777 on February 2, 2003, at 16:53:01
I have visited Psycho Babble once in many months as I am doing so well.
Your story could easily be mine. I'm 47 and had depression and extreme anhedonia since the age of 12. Life was the grayest of grays.
Last year, I was prescribed Parnate. Within a week, I became manic (which I loved), which confirmed BipolarII. My doc and I, after discussion, lowered the dosage dramatically and then I slowly went back up to full dose.
The result? It was and is beautiful. Depressions gone. Anxiety gone. Irritability and rages gone. Anhedonia - 80% gone.
I am piecing my destroyed life back together.
I haven't read enough of your posts, but I think that you haven't tried a MAOI? Definitely worth a try if you haven't.
The diet restrictions should be followed vigilantly. I drank a couple glasses of red wine and was quickly in a hypertensive crisis. Scary.
Good luck and keep going. The drug(s) you're looking for are out there somewhere.