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  1. Been over two weeks for me at 60mg , morning depression is still pretty horrible. No real bothersome side effects apart from poor sleep and night sweats. Also on mirtazapine 30mg
  2. mine seems to be a little weaker but once i get going its good, i have only been on duloxetine for 3 weeks
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    Depression replaced by anhedonia

    What medication is it? Thanks
  4. Anyone got any mirtazapine success stories? It all seems to be negative/withdrawal advice on here. Ive tried it before but I don't think I gave it enough time! Other anti depressants like prozac made me more depressed and gave me horrible thoughts. Thanks
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    Please tell me it gets better

    I complained of increased anxiety and suicidal thoughts 3 weeks in on 20mg.. The doctor has increased it to 40mg, does this make sense. I feel even more anxious and thinking about suicide again I spoke to the crisis team telling them I was feeling suicidal and they said maybe the doc should change your meds!! What the hell!?!?
  6. Hi I'm male 35 and have battled with low mood and anxiety most of my life. I had a big breakdown just over 2 years ago and have not been the same since. I have tried to battle the depression and anhedonia on my own without medication until now, I got prescribed Fluoxetine just over 2 weeks ago I'm on day 16. My depression got so bad i started to consider suicide, I am also paying privately for therapy and I am signed off work sick. I am currently staying at my mothers house because i do not like to be alone This being my third week on flux I am really struggling. I have no appetite, insomnia and no energy. I constantly have gloomy thoughts about the past and the future. Suicide often makes sense but I'm not going to act but I can't go on much longer. The depression and anhedonia seems worse but I'm hoping i did the right thing by going on these tablets. I have spoken to my doctor and as i expected they said you just need to wait, and gave me the number of the crisis team and samaritans Any positive responses would be much appreciated right now Thank you
  7. Jaiho is the meditation still working for you? I'm on day 24 now, for me it's hard to say. I got upset over a girl last week, thought something positive was coming into my life again.. Fat chance Ive also been totally ignorant to the fact I was binge drinking whole weekends. I have been tee total this weekend and plan to continue. Alcohol abuse can increase cortisol levels and doesn't exactly help your brain heal
  8. So you just set a timer Yeah? Cool I'm glad it's working for you.
  9. I'm joining a local meditation group next week :-)
  10. Jaiho are you using a guided meditation?
  11. Meditation and ACT therapy are my last and only option, drugs always make me feel worse
  12. Anyone struggling to grasp mindfulness i highly recommend a book called the happiness trap and an app called Headspace, very simple to follow BTW Mindfulness was one of things that cured Trevor's (OP) anhedonia
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    Answers To Curing Anhedonia/numbness/apathy, No. 2

    What's a good dopamine boosting stack then??
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    Embracing The Numbness

    I take a a generic multivitamin, b complex, vitamin c and fish oil. I'd also recommend a book called the happiness trap, it's an easy to follow book about basic mindfulness, it's set in cartoon format. I couldn't put it down, I read bits of it whenever I start to feel low
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    Embracing The Numbness

    Something has happened in the last 2 weeks. I woke one morning and thought right if I feel like a robot I'm going to be a robot. Now I don't know if my anhedonia is curing but I'm experiencing a lot more 'windows' than ever before since having the condition. My libido seems to exist now ocasionally and I get interested and get chill when watching a tv show and hear music. I'm currently weight training 4 times and week do 10 mins of sprints afterwards. I am not on meds but take tyrosine, 5htp and vits I'll try and keep you informed , sorry if this seems vague . PM me if you wish and I'll do my best to reply