Posted by anxiety_free on November 13, 2004, at 2:32:35
In reply to Long-standing Anhedonia, posted by sundown on November 13, 2004, at 1:19:17
Hi! Sorry about your situation. I had a similar problem, which has vastly improved. In terms of meds, you might want to try a tricyclic. Yes, they're old,dirty drugs, but they can do wonders for endogenous depression. Secondly, see if your doc will provide you with a stimulant. Provigil helps some with depression; personally, I responded to Ritalin and later Adderall. Regulating the sleep/wake cycle helped me, too...if you have any insomnia at all, get a stash of sleeping pills. An anti-anxiety drug can help loosen you up a bit while smoothing out the edges of any stimulants...benzos are good, most docs will probably go the BuSpar route first. Exercise helped me as well, as did meditation, occasional fasting, etc. Back to your meds...lexapro is a great AD, but I still seriously recommend a TCA...one can probably be added to your current therapy. Good luck!