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I Have Anhedonia

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    Anhedonia After Taking Invega Sustenna

    I have Anhedonia and I don't know how to get rid of it all i know is that i got it after taking my antispychotic and i have no reward system and no pleasure so I want to get off it and I am trying to get off of the antipsychotic so i can get my dopamine back because it has been...
    A107 A107 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    Where It Got Screwed Up

    I can remember very few things I liked as a child. As an adult, hearing other people's experiences and seeing two therapists taught me that my  childhood was actually a traumatic experience and it's no surprise I blocked (forgot) most of it.Moving on to my teenage years doesn't...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2011

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    This Really Sounds Like Something I Have

    I've read a couple other stories here, and this is the first I'm hearing about this condition! I can't believe no proffessional has ever bothered to put this on paper. I mean, I still have preferances and desires, but it's only on the good days that I really FEEL anything at all...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Breaking The Bonds Of Anhedonia?

    I used to have feelings, until I experienced several years of relentless traumas.  Then I went into a depression (PTSD) in which I spent three years in bed.  8 years ago today, I went on disability leave and much to my disbelief, I'm still on it.   I feel (i.e., think - I...
    wfbach wfbach 56-60 3 Responses Apr 6, 2011

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    I Have Anhedonia

    I hate watching tv. Music don't move me. I don't enjoy computer games. I am constantly bored. I have nothing to do. Life is just agony. This is what anhedonia feels like. This is what i have been experiencing for eleven months. This is what makes me so tired of living. What is...
    barrenfield barrenfield 16-17 3 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    Conditioning

    It seems that pleasure in the brain is all about conditioning.The practice of mindfulness reconditions our minds to receive pleasure from the normal everyday parts of our lives by paying greater attention to them. You basically tell your mind, "Look. This is worth paying...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Anhedonia - The Feeling Killer

    I was diagnosed with depression when I was 12 years old and have been on multiple variations of anti depressants and mood stabilizers . Along with taking these medications I have developed anhedonia.I've been seeing a psychiatrist for a long time now, but I think I need to seek...
    JH6673 JH6673 22-25 2 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    All I Can Say Right Now Is...

    i hate it! feels so bad. and ep is saying this is too short. ok ok ok is this better?
    deeaqua deeaqua 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2010

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    My Take On Dealing With Anhedonia- Just Do Stuff.

    I'm posting this in the sincere hope this may help other people stricken with anhedonia. My inability to enjoy things as I should makes me sad, but that sadness makes me motivated instead of depressed now, except on those (rarer and rarer) days where I don't catch myself, and let...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    Anhedonia Caused By Risperidone

    before taking risperidone, i used to enjoy long listening to music and long walks. i also like to read about different things and was never bored. now all i want to read is things about my condition. i no longer like to walk. i spend all day surfing the internet about this and...
    iwishididnthaveanhedonia iwishididnthaveanhedonia 22-25 2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    Frustrating

    Nothing feels good and I long for some positive emotions. Recently at work someone said something that I knew was funny and I laughted but I couldn't feel the emotions. Everything is a drag, even doing things that I once loved to do so much. I am anhedonic because of...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 25, 2008

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    Anhedonia

    I've had bouts of anhedonia on and off since I was eight years old, I'm sixteen now. Its as if i have no feelings and find it hard to express emotions. I become zombie-like, non responsive and so much as lifting a finger tires me out quickly. I don't speak during these short...
    genbug genbug 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    I Have Anhedonia

    I have no pleasure in life. I do not feel any emotions, hardly ever smile or laugh and have a real ''dread''feeling every second of the day and it never goes away. I have had depression on and off for fourteen years and had my second breakdown in november 2011. Since that time...
    cancan12345 cancan12345 36-40 2 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    Anhedonia Is...

    Anhedonia is the inability to feel pleasure.  But really, I can't feel anything emotional. It started when I was in junior high.  I remember asking people, "Do you ever feel like you're in a movie, just watching your life?"  And everybody would answer...
    Bradford Bradford 26-30, F 25 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    What Do I Have?

    i have a sucky feeling in my head. it feels like theres a vacuum cleaner in my head.
    bobbybrewer bobbybrewer 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2012

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    I'm Pretty Sure I Have This

    Very little enjoyment with conversations. 99% of people bore me in seconds No hobbies. Within the last few years I have stopped enjoying videogames, movies, books,tv Used to love listening to music.. now it is almost not worth it as the pleasure is so little Have endlessly...
    basino basino 18-21 2 Responses Feb 17, 2011

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    I Have Anhedonia

    my whole life has been nothing but negativity my entire life ive been bullied in public schools picked on by kids being called ugly, fat, stupid... you name it... things dont always turn out the way you would hope they do and i guess thats just my life.. one big letdown after...
    mrbumpkins mrbumpkins 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    What Should I Do?

    I HAVE SUFFERED FROM SEVERE ANHEDONIA FOR OVER A DECADE NOW. SADLY; THE ONLY RELIEF/PLEASURE I HAVE FOUND WAS IN AMPHETAMINES...IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY OR MAYBE SOME KIND OF STABLE AMPHETAMINE RELATED MEDICATION THAT COULD BE SATASFACTORY?
    johngg78 johngg78 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 12, 2010

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    Made An Account For This Website Just To Post This.

    I only just heard the term anhedonia for the first time in my life about 2 or 3 weeks ago, and ever since then my life's gotten a little better for it. Finding this website and reading these stories and comments has played a huge part in it getting better too. To know exactly...
    AlTheKiller2113 AlTheKiller2113 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2012

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    Nothing in my life is fun anymore.

    I used to be such a bright kid, wanted to be so many things. Art was my greatest passion before this condition took over. Now the most exciting thing I do is reading the news. I never even knew this condition even existed. Depression without sadness. I am glad though, that I...
    RoyalPhase RoyalPhase 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I Keep Forgetting This

    I keep forgetting what I am really trying to fix >_<This insidious poison has a name (anhedonia) and Knowing Thy Enemy is part 1 of getting better, but I keep forgetting that I am anhedonic in the first place. Whenever Aunt Flo makes an appearance, my hormones boost me to the...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 12, 2011

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    Asking Your Opinion: Do I Have Anhedonia?

    Hi. I used to have a very simple or one dimensional emotional life. Just felt vitality as a child, then around 16-19 life became more interesting and joyous to me - but I only felt happiness no other emotion for the most part except a nagging emptiness. Then I became...
    soberdig soberdig 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2012

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    Anhedonia Shock?

    I have anhedonia. Part of me wanted to be shocked into action when I learned of this word, anhedonia.. But, as with anything I do, it's like this big soft bubble which holds me from action stops my care factor from mounting enough energy to take a step. It's like, anytime I...
    narrator narrator 51-55, M 14 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    What Title

    MMmm where to start? I think I may be more screwed up than I thought I was. Getting no pleasure in life seems impossible. Truthfully there is very little that makes me smile anymore. And that is just wrong. I know I have things to smile about... but just can't smile for real...
    melissamel melissamel 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    Today Is My Birthday, November 5th

    Today I turn 27. Birthdays are fun, they are your own special day when you are entitled to special attention and a few nice presents. I should be happy right? Well, that's the thing. I cannot feel positive emotion and I feel flat and halfway dead every moment of my life. You...
    StelliumInScorpio StelliumInScorpio 26-30 7 Responses Nov 5, 2011

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    I'm 31 years old and have been battling back problems for the last 15 years. It used to come on just once in awhile, a little pain in the lower back, some tingling down my right...
    jeneral3015 jeneral3015 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    To be completely honest, I denied it for some time. I haven't actually done any kind of official test, but I have a nurse practitioner and a number of knowledgeable individuals who...
    Kavka Kavka 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    *Walks up to counter* “Hi, I would like to order a man, athletic build, cute face- maybe with a little scuff on it;), very kind, charming, and intelligent; and that will be all...
    MW1321 MW1321 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    HI , Im 24 years old , im a man . the thing about me is i am not quite sure if i have cauda Equina , i didnt have an accident or any truama , my pain first started at my right foot...
    Atrilundy Atrilundy 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    If I had friends! 😫😭 I mean I have friends, socially, but nobody asks to hang out with me or asks me to join them on something, unless its my sister and her friends. Maybe...
    ashalew ashalew 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I suffer awful anxiety attacks since 10 years every day. I also have social anxiety and have had panic attacks outside the house. I was on meds 10 years ago as it all started...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I Have this collection of ribbons because use them when i have a haircut first week the hair sometimes dosen't look so good or because i must go for a haircut and didn't found time...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    A lot of people (mainly guys) have said my voice is very soothing. I don't really agree but ehh.
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Last night I had a dream that felt good when I was having it but now I am awake I find it disturbing. I was with a crowd of people (in my mind, I seemed to associate them with...
    T4RD15 T4RD15 26-30 6 hrs ago

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    While at uni I was at a party and one of the lecturers was there. She was about 35 and I was 19, and we had a wonderful time at the party, and ended up kissing while we were...
    PinkyPinks PinkyPinks 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I lost my father to cancer on February 8, 2014 . I was just shy of turning 16 . He's missed so much in these past 2 1/2 months . I think it gets harder everyday . He should be...
    awkwardprincess98 awkwardprincess98 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Besides getting cheated on ...there's always been this other boy who's always trying to grab my attention He's a football, baseball& basketball player for my school he's very...
    elitedancer14 elitedancer14 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    It's not a song to sing. In fact, I have many. I won't die, before I fulfil all of them. Nothing will kill me, before that.
    AyushCR7 AyushCR7 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    Napa Anti-Renovation Specter By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective HPI (Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence) International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M 2 hrs ago

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    He is a teenager , and when my husband is away he keeps me satisfied. Should have done it years ago
    wendy1979 wendy1979 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I went to the movie theater today to see Rio 2 (pretty good movie) as my sister wanted me to go and meet two of her friends. And everything was going decently to me, but after the...
    CeruleanWolf CeruleanWolf 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I was in a foreign land, a sort of wilderness. I discovered a tunnel in the outdoors with the walls ceiling and floor full of vines and there were large spiders nesting amongst it...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm home alone with my brother for 4 days..all my family have gone away for 4days...as much as I like being Alone my anxiety makes me feel like I'm on the edge all the time and I...
    pardz pardz 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    Stuck between RN or Respiratory therapist or a Teacher I love kids I have a lot of patients with them /: but my parents wouldn't like it blaaH
    Ehmalee29 Ehmalee29 18-21, F 3 Responses 36 mins ago

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    I was just betrayed by one of my "closest" friends. She just ditched me while we were on a weekend away. She planned the weekend for us. She seemed so excited about it. Then there...
    iseekhim iseekhim 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    Fortunately I am self-employed and can sleep the hours I "like" to 6AM-1PM. Not that I really want to be this way, but every time I try to reset to normal time, it only lasts a...
    Pozadam Pozadam 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Another night of this... It always happens to me when I have to wake up really, really early.
    irishp irishp 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Whether or not I write it I do always have a story in mind
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F Mar 19

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    I went to a very relaxing nude caravan resort for two weeks on my own. I had been to a nude beach but thought it would be nice too be nude continually for two weeks. Although the...
    lezman lezman 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    When I was 19 I was homeless for 4 months. My boyfriend of 3 years at the time decided he wanted to spend all our money on indulgences in stead of paying our rent and then...
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Any suggestions on how to? I've been down in the dumps since yesterday and need to have a good day to help me.
    hn6653 hn6653 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Well, since I'm on a Fates Warning kick, here's a FW song that reminds me of ILIASM, reset sex, and those SM folks going through therapy and divorce: "Eye to Eye." Sometimes with...
    indianoutlaw indianoutlaw 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Hi I have vitiligo for the last 2 year ago and , I buy product in (http://herbomex.net/), do you know about this product ? is reliable.?
    mateo2000 mateo2000 31-35 Mar 19

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