Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 269678

Shown: posts 1 to 10 of 10. This is the beginning of the thread.

 

Anhedonia HELL........

Posted by daizy on October 15, 2003, at 12:44:01

Aaaahhh this sucks big time, Id rather be depressed, atleast then I could just stay in bed all day. At the moment I am able to eat, sleep, and look like Im normal, but Im not. I cant feel, Im a walking Zombie.. Does anyone Know any meds or have you had this? what to do?

 

Re: Anhedonia HELL........ daizy

Posted by craig allen on October 15, 2003, at 19:47:54

In reply to Anhedonia HELL........, posted by daizy on October 15, 2003, at 12:44:01

i've been trying to treat the anhedonia with medication for 7 years now. the only drugs that work are stimulants and opiates and they are much more trouble than they're worth. tolerance builds within days and the withdrawal makes the depression intolerable. for what it's worth, i can relate to the frustration. no ambition, no fulfilling activity or relationships. just sane enough to not bottom out.

 

Re: Anhedonia HELL........

Posted by Sooshi on October 16, 2003, at 9:45:21

In reply to Anhedonia HELL........, posted by daizy on October 15, 2003, at 12:44:01

Are you taking any meds right now? When I was on Zoloft, I REALLY felt the anhedonia...I was just going through the movements of everyday life, not caring one way or the other about anything. Once I got on a mood stablizer (Lamictal), (after stopping the Z and starting Effexor XR) I really improved. Found out I'm BPII, instead of Major Depressive, and adding the mood stabilizer was a godsend.

 

Re: Anhedonia HELL........ daizy

Posted by Terry on October 16, 2003, at 13:09:03

In reply to Anhedonia HELL........, posted by daizy on October 15, 2003, at 12:44:01

What medications are you on?

 

Re: Anhedonia HELL........

Posted by craig getty on October 17, 2003, at 23:53:14

In reply to Anhedonia HELL........, posted by daizy on October 15, 2003, at 12:44:01

have you tried an maoi, such as nardil?

> Aaaahhh this sucks big time, Id rather be depressed, atleast then I could just stay in bed all day. At the moment I am able to eat, sleep, and look like Im normal, but Im not. I cant feel, Im a walking Zombie.. Does anyone Know any meds or have you had this? what to do?

 

Re: Anhedonia HELL........ daizy

Posted by craig allen on October 18, 2003, at 7:13:36

In reply to Anhedonia HELL........, posted by daizy on October 15, 2003, at 12:44:01

although maoi's haven't worked for me, i think craig getty's suggestion is a good one. a lot of people out there are helped with anhedonia symptoms by nardil.

 

Re: Anhedonia HELL........

Posted by daizy on October 18, 2003, at 16:42:03

In reply to Anhedonia HELL........, posted by daizy on October 15, 2003, at 12:44:01

>Thanx for the replies.

 

Re: Anhedonia HELL........

Posted by cybercafe on October 18, 2003, at 17:19:25

In reply to Anhedonia HELL........, posted by daizy on October 15, 2003, at 12:44:01

> Aaaahhh this sucks big time, Id rather be depressed, atleast then I could just stay in bed all day. At the moment I am able to eat, sleep, and look like Im normal, but Im not. I cant feel, Im a walking Zombie.. Does anyone Know any meds or have you had this? what to do?

celexa gave me anhedonia/apathy.... but man it was a h*** of a lot better than depression!

anyways, ... i'm going back to parnate the great, a med which i know will satiate my desire to really feel love and hate and all my other traits, my ability to mate, it's like another life awaits, the same me i contemplate, but i'll be happy and rich like bill gates

 

Re: Anhedonia HELL........

Posted by omegon on October 19, 2003, at 1:56:58

In reply to Re: Anhedonia HELL........, posted by cybercafe on October 18, 2003, at 17:19:25

clang clang

> anyways, ... i'm going back to parnate the great, a med which i know will satiate my desire to really feel love and hate and all my other traits, my ability to mate, it's like another life awaits, the same me i contemplate, but i'll be happy and rich like bill gates

 

Re: Anhedonia HELL........

Posted by jaynee on October 20, 2003, at 14:04:51

In reply to Anhedonia HELL........, posted by daizy on October 15, 2003, at 12:44:01

Hi Daisy,

I have been taking Manerix. It gives me energy plus, but it doesn't help my pms moods, which I have some problems with, the kind of problems where I get so low I want to shoot myself in the head. The only good news is once I get my period I feel normal again.

My point is; I don't know where you are, since you can't get Manerix in the US, but the Manerix is giving me energy and some serious feelings and emotions again. When I was on Celexa, I had forgotten how to cry and feel. I lost all ambition, etc. So now I am dealing with having energy, and wondering what the hell I am going to do with my life, and being very scared at the fact that I have been rotting for sometime. Needless to say, I am dealing with alot of emotions that have been buried for some time now.

I felt the Celexa was good for awhile, but it basically just "numbed" me, so I didn't have to deal with anything. But feeling all these emotions again, is sometimes overwhelming, so I am not sure what the answer is, all I know is I am afraid to go off the Manerix, because I don't want to give up the energy.



This is the end of the thread.


Show another thread

URL of post in thread:


Psycho-Babble Medication | Extras | FAQ


[dr. bob] Dr. Bob is Robert Hsiung, MD, bob@dr-bob.org

Script revised: February 4, 2008
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/cgi-bin/pb/mget.pl
Copyright 2006-17 Robert Hsiung.
Owned and operated by Dr. Bob LLC and not the University of Chicago.