I have to use a chemical to feel sex drive


#41

I’m guessing there’s a voice telling you that you have no business having sex. Are you really prepared to?


#42

No there’s no voice, I just can’t feel it.


#43

Amphetamines kill, and they destroy everything held valuable before death.

When a floridly psychotic patient comes into the ER, they only way they can tell the difference between a speed user and a paranoid schizophrenic is by taking a history.

Amphetamines rob the user of pleasure chemicals in the brain. But after years off the drugs, the normal enjoyment of life may return.

I recommend Narcotics Anonymous to you.

Jayster


#44

I just wanna heal my anhedonia. I had it before amphetamines, so bad I feel like it doesn’t matter if it gets worse because I was already at rock bottom. no doctor will help me. I’ve had multiple relationships fail simply because I’m asexual. I’ve been beaten down. I’m so alone because of my bizarre anhedonia


#45

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#47

I would also be willing to bet if I described my exact symptoms of anhedonia , doctor’s wouldn’t be able to distinguish between amphetamine use or mental illness.


#48

So . . . what do you think?


#49

Here is a different perspective. I don’t think you should expect your partner to cure your feelings of loneliness. That is not fair to them. You take drugs so you can feel emotions, be in a relationship, and not be alone. Thus, you take drugs so you won’t feel lonely. The best partners aren’t lonely when they are alone. They enjoy the solitude. Something to consider.

From what others on this thread are saying, the amphetamines will eventually kill whatever feelings you have left, so you might as well get off of them now while you can still feel something. I would learn how to like yourself even when you are alone. Then you will be ready for a real relationship.


#50

I do enjoy solitude but I would like to feel some pleasure at least
.and I don’t want to be alone forever
. I love people. I’m 26, had this anhedonia since 19.


#51

Have the same issues emotional blunting … no. Pleasure or lack of motivation can’t feel or connect as well with others… this is said from ssris also can cause the problem where they can zap your good feelings with the negatives leaving your receptor desentized causing it not to re stable you can try insoitol which worked for me a lot I only made my self worse when I took sarcosine and nac made me manic and have shizo issurs and alot worse… but I was in the same boat no emotions not happy or sad just mellow all the time and pleasureless now I’m going though the negatives again since sarcosine and nac which are the anxiety and etc but its the 5ht1a receptor that is causing the damage the more drugs that hit that receptor the worse it will desentized you need to excersice alot and try l tyrosine


#52

you dont get aroused at all when you sober?