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Re: Sad Panda poppi

Posted by Sad Panda on May 17, 2004, at 4:25:16

In reply to Re: Sad Panda, posted by poppi on May 17, 2004, at 2:00:39

> "Leaden paralysis"
> Please tell me more. Meethinks mee got this in a bad way. Been a year now with this depression crap and am tired of it. Effexor has been a godsend for me but I still don't have the want to to do the things that I used to enjoy. Fishing for an example, have to hook up to the boat a drive to the lake and launch and motor around the lake looking for a calm spot! That didn't bother me in the past but now I cannot make myself do it.
> For months I couldn't bear even the thought of yard work but now I do it to the point of mania. Only thing that has slowed me up on that was a tumble from the top step of a five foot ladder. My back is better now and all I can see when I look outside is yard jobs that need to be done!
> I do not enjoy yard work, never have. I did once enjoy fishing enormously! What is wrong with this picture?
> Is it "Leaden paralysis"?
> I do not know
> Please tell me if you do know!!!
> poppi

Hi Poppi,

You say "For months I couldn't bear even the thought of yard work" that is 'leaden paralysis'

If you don't want to go fishing & you get no pleasure from fishing anymore, then that is 'anhedonia'.

Anhedonia & leaden paralysis are both symptoms of depression.

I take Effexor too, it has mostly solved my anhedonia problems, but I still have leaden paralysis, my yard looks like a jungle. Essentially we are opposite in these two cases. What other symptoms do you have? Do you overeat or undereat? Getting fatter or thinner? Sleeping too much or not enough?





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