Living here since 95’. Srilankan/Russian background
I think not knowing or being ignorant is good when it comes to this illness, but having insight is good too…
Nice. I was born here. But Latvian and english ancestry. Did you ever live in Russia? Interesting place historically i reckon. What with the eastern orthodox church and the tsarz and then the bolshevic revolution. Must have been a hectic place during communist regime times haha.
My psych thinks there is a connection with growing up in a cold part of the world and then migrating Tia warmer part. Yeah white and red armies, crazy times…. Russia is at war again, lucky to be here in Sydney!!!
I thought you were Canadian, ay, lol.
What made you assume i was canadian? Haha.
I’ve had lots of experience with anhedonia. For me there was a certain “sweet spot” where I begin to find enjoyment of things but still wasn’t psychotic.
It was after I reduced meds, then became psychotic, switched meds, recovered mostly from being psychotic and had this period where I was mostly recovered but still found enjoyment in things.
I lost that “sweet spot” to a large extent. I was enjoying video games and having a blast on the forum. I miss it.
Just letting you know that that balance does exist, at least for me, but it a very elusive balance to find and keep.
Thanks bowens. Appreciate your comment.
Haha funny. So me saying ay just reminded you of this family guy scene of a canadian guy ay?
Yeah, ay, lol.
Sorry this response is late in the game, but I definitely feel like this. I try so hard and I TRULY believe it is not depression. But when I was in the hospital last time I told the dr I wasn’t depressed and she just said “Yes. You are.” And proceeded to ignore me while I tried to explain why I believe I am not.
I don’t know what else to do. I think it’s the meds for me as well. I’ve made some choices that might get me in trouble here, but let’s just say I didn’t take the precautions you are. You know yourself and what you’re able to handle. (I’m not advocating for any one way to go, just advocate autonomy)
Im sorry that your in the same boat. Its rough this anhedonia. Take care of yourself and i hope sooner or later it improves for you. I think psychiatry needs to improve somewhat with their person centred approach. As soon as the patient is in remission from their postitive symptoms, they really need to listen better to what we say. Im lucky in that i recently got a new pdoc that is on board and open to trying new things.
Thank you and same to you. Life is all about the ups and downs. It’s bound to turn around sometime, at least for a while I completely agree the psychiatry and health fields need serious improvement. I hope things work out great with your new pdoc!
Ive severe anhedonia
Ive explained to every pdoc and mh nurse over the years and they do nothing
Like @Ozzyskits says it happens with all the meds, im sure its a unique way some individuals react to antipsychotics
I live with it , take my meds
Ive explained to my hubby and family so they understand why im not emotional really anymore
It is so hard. And I’m tired of being told I’m depressed. I’ve been depressed. I am not currently. I don’t know why they seem to insist.
Im not depressed
How can we feel depressed with no emotions?
I get suicidal impulses occasionally but thats not depression
Were not depressed goddam it
Yes!! Thank you! Maybe we can coordinate a petition to bring to our pdoc.
At least you, me and @Ozzyskits
Have shared things in common
Im sure like i said its our way body reaction to antipsychotics
Im numb as anything
But without meds im seriously unstable and emotional which i can’t deal with
My pdoc and nurse don’t think im depressed anyway
They know i get low moods