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ANHEDONIA

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How many people here have anhedonia as a symptom? and how severe is it? and if you do have emotional apathy/loss of creativity etc...what drug did you take?

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Re: ANHEDONIA

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so luis...forgive me, you are back on lexapro now? why did you go back onto the drug?

im really interested in the liver flushes, I wonder why that would work...it makes no sense.....

yes I couldnt never have SJW as I have sensitivity to serotonin

Im really interested in what drug caused the PSSD for both of you...im writing a paper and it would be really helpful to know, if you would be kind enough to tell me
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For those with anhedonia

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A few questions for those of us who have severe anhedonia

1) can you feel anxiety?

2) can you cry and feel sadness

3) do you dream?
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Re: For those with anhedonia

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iggy131313 wrote:A few questions for hose of us who have severe anhedonia

1) can you feel anxiety?

2) can you cry and feel sadness

3) do you dream?
1) only a bit
2) No, sometimes a bit
3) Sometimes, but it's different because I dream only just before to weak up, are not deep dreams during the rem sleep. They are differents and less imaginative.
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Re: For those with anhedonia

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Re: For those with anhedonia

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1.) Yes a bit, but in the initial few months not at all
2.) For the longest time no but in the past month had a few moments where I've been really touched by something I've seen, still doesn't really feel complete but it's hard to explain why.
3.) Yes but even in my dreams I don't have a full emotional range, like sjv said, less imaginitive
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Re: For those with anhedonia

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I have visual anhedonia. Like nothing that i see makes me feel anything. But i can feel things by listening to something or by a smell, or by eating. But i don't feel anything by looking at something. It's like the rest of my mind is disconnected from my vision. I don't really feel like i'm "here". It's like i'm looking at the world through a tiny window. A window that's not very clean so that i only get a few glimpses here and there.

To answer your questions:

1) Normally not...

2) My emotional capacity varies a lot from week to week. There are weeks when i'm in full zombie mode, which is probably the normal state for me now. But there are also weeks when my emotions comes to life a bit, and during those weeks i tend to cry a lot. During those weeks i'm also more empathetic. I can sort of induce these emotional weeks myself by changing some of my habits. But it's very hard because there's so much negative emotions that starts surfacing. And i will get so much anxiety it's like going through withdrawal all over again.

3) Yes i dream a lot every night. Always have my whole life.
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Re: For those with anhedonia

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1. I ve never felt such a strong anxiety
2. I can cry and feel all emotion but mostly it s now fear and anxiety
3. I can dream......

My anhedonia steams from the fact that i m left alone with that f....d condition and my life is broken and finished......
Sorry for my bad (terrible) English.
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Diarrhoea and serotonin

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Hi everyone,

Thought I'd ask the forums opinion/experiences with Diarrhoea after PSSD. I know this might just be weird and laughable, but maybe there's something to it.

Anyway my personal experience has been that I've noticed I've had Diarrhoea every morning for since this whole PSSD thing began for me. I was attributing it to stress. But the ongoing nature of it prompted me to Google "Diarrhoea and Serotonin".

As most of you probably already know it's estimated 95% of Serotonin resided in the gut. And too much Serotonin in the gut is said to cause Diarrhoea. I was already under the belief that I had too much Serotonin floating around and this seems to fall inline with that. My plan right now is going to be to lower my Serotonin with Shilajit or Berberine and raise my Dopamine with L-Tyrosine.

I would be interested to hear if this makes sense to some of you. Maybe it's just me though, in which case too much information for you guys. I know chances are I've overlooked some sort of important information or somehow ignorant of how Serotonin actually works, so happy to hear all opinions.
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Re: Diarrhoea and serotonin

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This happened to me at first, especially in the first 6-12 months or so of PSSD. Seems to have gotten better these days.
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