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Help with anhedonia

Fioletovayalien

Fioletovayalien

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Any advice for anhedonia? I'm seeing a therapist but I've only just begun. The only thing that helps with anhedonia for me is hearing a really, really good song or eating lots of junk food, but now I'm trying to lose weight(safely) and am hungry most of the time.
 
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Zoe1

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might be the wrong meds, or too much meds or too little
or your unable to relax

:grouphug:
 
Fioletovayalien

Fioletovayalien

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might be the wrong meds, or too much meds or too little
or your unable to relax

:grouphug:
I've been told it could be the wrong meds. They helped take away the bad emotions quite a lot, but also took away the good emotions.
 
lifecangetbetter

lifecangetbetter

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im in the same boat as you. nothing is really fun and on this geodon i cant even eat im so upset. meeting with my pdoc for the med change tmrw
 
stevie_sloth

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I've had anhedonia for years, but it's deteriorated severely in the last 3-4 years. None of the meds I've tried have made a difference. Mine is caused by chronic anxiety.
 
lifecangetbetter

lifecangetbetter

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I've had anhedonia for years, but it's deteriorated severely in the last 3-4 years. None of the meds I've tried have made a difference. Mine is caused by chronic anxiety.
what should we do to help it
 
stevie_sloth

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For me, I need to finally improve or alleviate my anxiety. Unfortunately, so far nothing I've tried works. No anti-depressants or mood stabilisers. No supplements. No talk therapy or CBT. No EMDR. Xanax actually worked, but it can't KEEP working, so...
 
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Ronnyjanzen

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Any advice for anhedonia? I'm seeing a therapist but I've only just begun. The only thing that helps with anhedonia for me is hearing a really, really good song or eating lots of junk food, but now I'm trying to lose weight(safely) and am hungry most of the time.
Give Wellbutrin a try to give u energy and wake yourself up from the chronic boring depression
 
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LouieLou

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I'm currently and only recently been on mirtzapine, today increased to 45mg. Every day I gave been praying for my depression with anhedonia to alleviate as I want to be here for my kids x
 
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I'm in Australia and we can't get Wellbutrin here. It's only used as a quit smoking pill called Zyban and nothing else. I think because many years ago, there were claims it caused people to be violent.

Wellbutrin is something I'd be interested to try (if I could), however as it is an "activating" anti-depressant, I'm fairly sure it'd make my pre-existing irritability, impatience and anxiety worse.
 
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