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I get a lot of exercise AvoiDancing... ed_uk

Posted by Racer on May 15, 2005, at 13:16:48

In reply to Million dollar question, posted by ed_uk on May 15, 2005, at 11:21:31


Seriously, though, the best I ever found for it was a combo of Effexor XR 225 and Prozac 10mg. The problem with that was that the anti-avoidance effects wore off after the first few months and never came back.

Second to that, Provigil seemed to help, when I took it alone, and it brightened my mood more than a little. Not quite enough to work on its own.

Cymbalta is a real drag for me, although maybe that's improving -- new med change yesterday, and yesterday it wasn't quite as bad, but necessity is a real taskmistress: my aunt is coming to criticize me on Monday, and the house is a mess. Something MUST happen today, or I will have to go sleep in the car so that I don't have to hear it.

Wellbutrin might give me the energy to do some of those things, but it also adds to the restlessness that interferes with getting it done...

I know all the steps and all the variations on the AvoiDance, but I can't tell you how to stop dancing. The only thing I can tell you from my own experience is that there's a sort of a vicious circle -- well, a kind circle? -- where if I feel better, I'll get something done that helps me feel even better and then I'll get more done. That cycle helps break me out of a pattern of avoidance, but when the things that I'm avoiding are impossible -- which, realistically, they sometimes are -- that saps my strength even more, and I start the AvoiDance again...

Ha. Not so helpful, huh? But it's well meant, and I hope you find an answer -- and pass it on to me...




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