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  1. Hi 

    A member - Jaiho used to be very active on the Anhedonia forum 

    We talked on skype a lot but he's been awol for a very long time and i am worried 

    Does anyone talk to him personally 


    I believe he lives in Sydney Aus



  2. 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!?!?

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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



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