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hgwxx7 Intro (I'm here to tell my story)

Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:57 pm
by hgwxx7
Hello everyone, I'm a 1985 born male, which struggles with depression for 14 years. For this 14 years, I have been using only one drug: Sertraline. So far when I wanted to quit, I could only resist for 6 months. At this short amount of time, my pssd symtomps was never fully cured but I was slowly (very slowly) getting better. Yet, I was not strong enough to stay away from that drug..

At the moment I'm taking half dose (25 mg) of Sertraline every two days, which hugely affects libido and brain functions.

I want to tell for all hopeless people that you are lucky! You are lucky enough to beat that depression/anxiety etc. Because I'm still dealing with it and don't know how to quit it to start recovery process.. So I'm still on step 1.

I sincerely hope that Ghost will find a solution for all uf us.

Thanks for reading..

Edit: What have I tried to relieve my PSSD symptoms:

1. I've found that accidentally that half dose of propranolol makes me way better than anything else. (I don't know why but tested several times.)
2. Taking high dose of sertraline after 1 month of drug holiday . (But only temporarily)
3. Zinc. Not as much as propranolol, but Zinc definitely improves brainfog and libido.
4. L-thyrosine: very little benefits.
5. Omega 3: No benefits at all.
6. Vitamin B1 B6 B12: Little to moderate benefits.
7. Acetylcysteine. I have no idea but this drug (which I have used for my lungs) made me feel better and also relieved my pssd symptomps at a moderate to high levels.

ps: I love music. I don't know why but my brain wants to listen Bach. I really enjoy it. Is it related to PSSD?

Re: I'm here to tell my story.

Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:58 pm
by nasibi
Welcome to the forum. I would say listen to your body. If you try something and it brings improvements, then you should pursue it further. For example the mechanism of action and then, reading studies about it that are relevant to your symptoms. After some research you may be able to come up with some hypothesis as to what may be actually wrong with your body. Once you figure that out the next step is finding a solution. For that the exact same procedure: research, more research and hypothesis. Then test the hypothesis. You may not succeed in the first attempt, but you never would if you never try.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:11 am
by hgwxx7
nasibi wrote:Welcome to the forum. I would say listen to your body. If you try something and it brings improvements, then you should pursue it further. For example the mechanism of action and then, reading studies about it that are relevant to your symptoms. After some research you may be able to come up with some hypothesis as to what may be actually wrong with your body. Once you figure that out the next step is finding a solution. For that the exact same procedure: research, more research and hypothesis. Then test the hypothesis. You may not succeed in the first attempt, but you never would if you never try.


Thansk for reply. You are right. But I will never acknowledge that this problem is permanent. In one day we will find a cure. And I firmly believe that the solution will be very very simple than we have thought. It's like ahh, I've never thought that was the reason.. we'll see.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:23 am
by fema4psyciatrists
Don't take this out as a criticism because I am thankful for your research too! I just want to point out though that I was never given an 'antidepressant' for depression or anxiety.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:09 pm
by hgwxx7
fema4psyciatrists wrote:Don't take this out as a criticism because I am thankful for your research too! I just want to point out though that I was never given an 'antidepressant' for depression or anxiety.


May I ask what was given for treating your depression? How did you overcome? Becasue I really need to fight with depression without any drug assistance.

Re: hgwxx7 Intro (I'm here to tell my story)

Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:19 pm
by hgwxx7
When I wake up in the middle of the some nights, I have a rock hard erection. But still no morning wood. What can I do?