Posted by Larry Hoover on May 12, 2006, at 7:36:53
In reply to fatigue or ennui? Or just the usual AD effect?, posted by Racer on May 8, 2006, at 20:21:53
> Here's my problem: on ALL the anti-depressants I've ever taken, I've gotten this same sort of fatigue. It's like depression, for me, in that I get very self-critical, and I don't get anything done, and I feel easily overwhelmed, and generally feel pretty non-functioning. And it's hard to say that being miserable and non-functional while on meds is better than being miserable, but able to function a bit better off them.
That sounds awfully familiar to me.
> Does anyone know anything that might help with this?
Forgive me, but although I haven't met a chemical I don't remember, people confound me. I can't remember who has what symptoms and what they've tried, or not. In case we cover old territory....did you try Enada NADH? In conjunction with TMG? Some alphalipoic acid, at relatively high doses? Does coffee clear your head?
It kind of dove-tails off the adrenal fatigue theme. It's like your car over-heated, but you don't top up the coolant before you start it up again. It overheats again, quite quickly.
If I wasn't so absent-minded about my own self-care, I might be able to offer you personal anecdote with greater substance, but, when I am looking after things, I pay particular attention to the adrenals and my mitochondria. Lots of antioxidants. Vitamin C in large doses. And supps directly aimed at enhancing both the integrity and the capacity for energy transfer at the mitochondrial surface. This pain thing I'm dealing with has got me so totally whacked that I can't speak from recent memory, but.....when I did these things, I didn't get those symptoms you list.
BTW, I attribute the symptoms to my PTSD. Although they are depressive-realm symptoms, I link them specifically to the trauma. The severity of symptoms is also correlated to emotional content with respect to the trauma; when I'm working on stuff in therapy, my symptoms are more persistent.