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Re: Does this symptom fall into any category?

Posted by Girlnterrupted78 on May 28, 2009, at 15:13:52

In reply to Does this symptom fall into any category?, posted by Girlnterrupted78 on May 27, 2009, at 1:24:20

Thank you all for the feedback.

I think garnet got closer to what it might be. I almost totally fit the description for dysthymia and a little bit of social anxiety. The social anxiety seems to be a result of the dysthymia, since I always felt something was wrong with me because of my inability to feel as happy or socially comfortable as everyone else. That stiffness started to really mess up my self-esteem.

Definitely not aspergers. I'm very intuitive and very good at reading social cues and non-verbal communication. Asperger's doesn't appear to have a big depressive/distress component, which I have most of the time, hence, I doubt that is the problem.

Also, Celexa completely cured my dysthymic symptoms for an entire year, and therapy hasn't done much if anything. To me, it seems more of a chemical problem (maybe low serotonin, dopamine or norepinephrine?)

How could therapy alter serotonin and other neurotransmitters? Is that even possible? I mean, I went into full remission just through Celexa, without any mental changes. That says a lot (at least to me) about the nature of the problem.

Very sporadically, I feel some minor relief. For example, after months of not exercising, one day I exercised a lot and the next day I felt great. Unfortunately, it was only one day. I kept exercising and didn't continue to feel relief.

Thanks again for the info.

If anyone knows of any successful treatments for dysthymia, I'd appreciate any info you may have. I've tried most SSRI's, Nardil, Wellbutrin & Effexor without results (Except for Celexa, which pooped out after a year.)




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