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Hello spokety here.  I'm a sufferer of neuroleptic (anti-psychotic) induced "anhedonia."  I don't enjoy anything anymore, I don't feel pleasure.  I don't feel happiness, sadness, excitement, anger, or any other emotions.  I've lost my libido (sex drive) completely.  I'm not able to understand movies I watch, or read books anymore.  Food doesn't taste nearly as good anymore.  I have no energy or desire to do anything, I have lost all my physical strength and stamina, I can't laugh, can't cry, can't sing or dance anymore, and I can't enjoy music.  I'm sick of living but I'm too afraid to commit suicide.  I'm not depressed, it's not the illness and if you're thinking about commenting that please don't waste your time.  And yes I've tried more then one anti-psychotic, and it has nothing to do with that.  I'm looking for other people who have been damaged by the medication and are in a desperate state for recovery, if you have please respond.

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Spokety - 

If you want to preemptively shut down anybody that doesn't say exactly what you want to hear, that's not how we roll at Crazyboards. Nor is it going to do you any good. In addition, as Rabbit37 says above, this site takes the position that psychoactive medications, taken as prescribed by a professional, are reasonably as safe and effective as the current state of scientific understanding of the brain allows. We don't entertain the notion that "meds destroyed my brain" without challenge from anyone, so if that's what you're after, you'll need to look elsewhere. If, however, you are open to possibly benefiting from the wide experience of our many members, then stick around and open your ears, and you may hear something that will help you.

I might also add that the list of symptoms you describe aligns very closely with the criteria for a diagnosis of depression, so you may want to revisit your insistence that you are not depressed. You may want to talk to your care provider about antidepressants rather than antipsychotics.

 

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15 hours ago, Cerberus said:

I might also add that the list of symptoms you describe aligns very closely with the criteria for a diagnosis of depression, so you may want to revisit your insistence that you are not depressed. You may want to talk to your care provider about antidepressants rather than antipsychotics.

I agree 100%......Have you told your doctor about what you're going through?.......IMO, that's the place to start.

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19 hours ago, Cerberus said:

I might also add that the list of symptoms you describe aligns very closely with the criteria for a diagnosis of depression, so you may want to revisit your insistence that you are not depressed. You may want to talk to your care provider about antidepressants rather than antipsychotics.

I also agree with this. It sounds exactly like depression.

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On 12/29/2017 at 7:50 PM, Cerberus said:

Spokety - 

If you want to preemptively shut down anybody that doesn't say exactly what you want to hear, that's not how we roll at Crazyboards. Nor is it going to do you any good. In addition, as Rabbit37 says above, this site takes the position that psychoactive medications, taken as prescribed by a professional, are reasonably as safe and effective as the current state of scientific understanding of the brain allows. We don't entertain the notion that "meds destroyed my brain" without challenge from anyone, so if that's what you're after, you'll need to look elsewhere. If, however, you are open to possibly benefiting from the wide experience of our many members, then stick around and open your ears, and you may hear something that will help you.

I might also add that the list of symptoms you describe aligns very closely with the criteria for a diagnosis of depression, so you may want to revisit your insistence that you are not depressed. You may want to talk to your care provider about antidepressants rather than antipsychotics.

 

Cerberus
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How can you say it's depression when I never felt like this until I got meds? Theres other people out there who've had the same thing happen to them there all over the internet.

 

On 1/9/2018 at 8:53 PM, BrianOCD said:

You say you're not depressed, but then list off a bunch of depression symptoms.

I've been in a state of anhedonia before, and I've come out of it with anti-depressants/anti-psychotics.

It's not hopeless, keep digging.

I didn't even feel this way until I got anti-psychotics.

 

On 1/2/2018 at 8:29 PM, Gearhead said:

Spokety, it would help a lot if we knew what meds you’re taking, and at what doses.

I'm not on meds.

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I have a similar set of symptom. For me it definitely is the illness. Most antidepressants that I've tried haven't had much effect for me personally so I'm currently testing out an antipsychotic (aripiprazole) and starting to get some positive results with my anhedonia. My experience is only partially relevant to what you are looking for, but what is your goal if you can find the people you described?

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