I have bad avolition and anhedonia. I don’t enjoy most of the stuff I used to enjoy before sz. I can force myself to do simple stuff like watching TV or playing video games but they feel like hard work instead of fun.
For me things only started to improve when I started Wellbutrin.
If I were you I would try an ad.
My Drs won’t prescribe me serotonin ADs as they don’t think I have depression
Some doctors don’t prescribe ad’s easily. My doctor even refused when I was suicidal in the beginning but after a year she turned around.
Sometimes docs change their opinions. Maybe you have to keep complaining about how bad you feel for a long time.
I can’t play video games anymore. But I did start watching the odd TV show. I usually watch the first 5 mins then fast-forward to the next action scene then I’ll watch the conclusion.
The only real interest I have right now is programming stuff. But it’s still hard to get started
What about work?
Do them anyway. Without the enjoyment. Take the action first, and let your mind catch up afterward.
Oh I’m not interested in work lol I just have to make money I don’t hate it though it’s a good place. Very low stress work
Yep that’s what I Do.
I rarely feel like mountain biking. But I force myself to go and I usually end up with some amount of enjoyment sometimes more sometimes less.
You can enjoy work, I used to enjoy working.
I force myself out with my sister at least once a week. I force myself to take little trips. I force myself to talk with friends. I force myself to do laundry.
I agree, usually there is some level of enjoyment that comes out of it. It’s not like I want it to be, but it’s better than not doing it.
I think I am close with no enjoyment in anything video game TV Art work - all used to be obsessions and passions.
I can still enjoy food and coffee and sweets. I don’t know why.
Music too. I can enjoy this.
I’m following your journey cause if you can’t break out of this. I’m doomed too.
I tried a natural AD called 5Htp (increases Serotonin) and Wellbutrin. Both didn’t work and gave me insomnia.
The Wellbutrin also worsened my positive symptoms.
@Aziz, you’ve got to stop waiting until you feel like it. You’re never going to.
Walking in a natural place and sunbathing didn’t help me with anhedonia, but they were like a distraction for me
@Bowens Did you beat your anhedonia?
It’s not like it’s fun but the people I work with are fun. Except I like to win new contracts. So I guess you could say I like winning.
I enjoy winning.
I enjoyed getting paid for work and enjoyed getting high grades in university.