I have to use a chemical to feel sex drive


#21

What meds solved your anhedonia?


#22

Clozapine first took away feeling that aliens had me,then fluoxetine for depression.


#23

I’m glad they worked for you. That doesn’t describe anhedonia tho.


#24

If you have never had a sex drive I don’t know how you would miss it. Maybe you just don’t like sex.

Remeron killed mine and I had to stop it. Didn’t help me sleep anyway which is what I was taking it for. It also made me hungry.


#25

I never had it.I had opposite problem,too much libido.You know what libido is?


#26

I had a sex drive. The feeling went away after my psychotic symptoms and depression went away. I can’t conceptualize the feeling in my head( along with other emotions).


#27

Yes. I also used to have very high libido.


#28

Hospital is better for your health.You come and go but you will never get cured by yourself.No more replays.


#29

I have never heard of that before. I am sorry. You said sober. So does that mean you abuse drugs or alcohol to have a sex drive?

That sounds dangerous


#30

Yes, because of my illness I have to abuse drugs just to feel basic human emotions that every person is entitled to as a human being. I’m apparently not a human being, it’s effed up


#31

I don’t have a range of emotions either but I still have a sex drive so I can’t judge. Everyday is just blah but it beats being psychotic.

You need to get yourself in treatment. I am trying to get my wife to go back in a program. She is a Chronic alcoholic so I know its hard to do. Much easier said than done but something to consider.


#32

Treatment for anhedonia?


#33

I have bad anhedonia too. It goes with the illness. I don’t think you can shake it but Latuda and Wellbutrin help me to deal with it.

I meant treatment for drug abuse. Self medicating is a dangerous path.


#34

But if I stop using I won’t be able to feel human emotions. That also is a dangerous path and not a life that I deserve. If I could find a med to truly fix my problem I would take it and stop using drugs in a heartbeat, but living without emotions is not something I will ever strive for.


#35

I don’t know what to tell you then.

I don’t have emotions but I don’t abuse drugs either. I am afraid to get high because I think I might become an addict too and I am afraid of more paranoia like with marijuana.

For now being stable is enough.

What is your drug of choice?


#36

Amphetamines are the only ones that allow me to feel emotions.


#37

Who is all the pressure to have sex coming from?


#38

It is my understanding that meth, in particular leads to years of anhedonia.

A friend of mine had a daughter who used speed. She was sent to prison for three years; the anhedonia disappeared in that time. She has been wonderfully healthy and successful since that time,


#39

Me. I enjoy feeling human emotions and being asexual prevents me from being in a relationship


#40

I wish I could be healthy without it. Whether I use or don’t use it I will have years of anhedonia, most likely til I die.