Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 113621

Shown: posts 1 to 6 of 6. This is the beginning of the thread.

 

Drug for isolationists

Posted by Jerrympls on July 25, 2002, at 0:39:29

Whenever apathy and its cousin lethargy pin me down - which has been almost every day for the past months - I isolate myself in my apt - have no feelings about keeping up with friends - actually get upset - mad - when friends want me to do something - no feelings for family, etc. I'm on Dexedrine and Prozac and I hate life and have no self-confidence or self-esteem. It's a Wonderful Life....can't get enough!!!

"Oh you're tired again?? WHy don't you want to hang out with us? You're always tired! Do you hate us? Why do you only respond to things we want to do with such a lackluster attitude? Why can't you just cheer up--I can?"

Friends....ahhhh.....gotta love 'em.

 

Drug for isolationists - jerrympls

Posted by BekkaH on July 25, 2002, at 5:24:15

In reply to Drug for isolationists, posted by Jerrympls on July 25, 2002, at 0:39:29

A while back I was on a similar drug combo -- Celexa and Dexedrine, and I felt similar to the way you are feeling. Although some folks do well on Celexa, I felt it was one of the worst drugs I've ever taken. It completely negated the good things about Dexedrine. Prior to beginning Celexa, I'd been on the same dose of Dex for a long time. Once I added Celexa, I had to continually increase the Dex dose in an attempt to counteract the apathy and fatigue caused by Celexa. I was always tired and I lost my motivation and drive to do anything on Celexa. I don't think Prozac is as bad as Celexa as far as those side effects are concerned, but Prozac and Celexa are in the same class of drugs (SSRI's), so perhaps some adjustments are in order.

Bekka

 

Re: Drug for isolationists - jerrympls

Posted by Phil on July 25, 2002, at 6:24:50

In reply to Drug for isolationists - jerrympls, posted by BekkaH on July 25, 2002, at 5:24:15

I do the same thing and have for years. Actually, I sent an email to my 2 best friends in Austin yesterday and told them that I was sorry for not responding to their requests to get together. I also told them it might not change.
I spend a lot of time alone. Part meds and part control freak.

 

Re: Drug for isolationists - jerrympls Phil

Posted by Misunderstood on July 28, 2002, at 23:52:52

In reply to Re: Drug for isolationists - jerrympls, posted by Phil on July 25, 2002, at 6:24:50

> I do the same thing and have for years. Actually, I sent an email to my 2 best friends in Austin yesterday and told them that I was sorry for not responding to their requests to get together. I also told them it might not change.
> I spend a lot of time alone. Part meds and part control freak.

You've got two buddies in Austin? I went to school there..great town!

 

Re: Drug for isolationists Misunderstood

Posted by Phil on July 29, 2002, at 6:39:54

In reply to Re: Drug for isolationists - jerrympls Phil, posted by Misunderstood on July 28, 2002, at 23:52:52

I live here as do quite a few babblers. When were you here in school? It's grown a lot but still a great city. Well, when I get out it is.

 

Re: Drug for isolationists - jerrympls Phil

Posted by shar on July 30, 2002, at 0:09:04

In reply to Re: Drug for isolationists - jerrympls, posted by Phil on July 25, 2002, at 6:24:50

> I do the same thing and have for years. Actually, I sent an email to my 2 best friends in Austin yesterday and told them that I was sorry for not responding to their requests to get together. I also told them it might not change.
> I spend a lot of time alone. Part meds and part control freak.

Me, too, Phil, and me too again. I send a lot of emails asking people to not hold my silence against me. Etc. I realized the other day, when I'd been out of contact with everyone for about 4 days, wow, I coulda been dead and nobody would have known!! People are so used to me being withdrawn.

My most understanding friend, at Christmas, got me a door mat that says "GO AWAY".....gotta love those friends who understand....

Shar


This is the end of the thread.


Show another thread

URL of post in thread:


Psycho-Babble Medication | Extras | FAQ


[dr. bob] Dr. Bob is Robert Hsiung, MD, bob@dr-bob.org

Script revised: February 4, 2008
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/cgi-bin/pb/mget.pl
Copyright 2006-17 Robert Hsiung.
Owned and operated by Dr. Bob LLC and not the University of Chicago.