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Anhedonia after drinking alcohol

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Hi Colleen....thank you so much. < 3 No matter our ages, we all go through problems.....to the point of being devastated. I've been there and my heart goes out to anyone....and everyone else who has also been there. I have a lot of faith, though....oh, I'm not going to church....but I DO have faith that things will get better! I have looked online & also in my trusty ole phonebook lol...and looked for therapists. I think I will wait for my first appt. with a new Dr., in January....and ask him for (hopefully) a referral. Maybe grief support...I don't know which. There has been so many family problems....even a death that threw me into total depression....and so far, I have muddled along. But there ARE good days .....and I know there will be more. The phrase you mentioned...'continuing to love yourself' says so much!! Sometimes we don't do that....even think we are 'weak'. I had a Dr. (the one who retired, just loved her) that once said to me, " You're too fragile"....she was referring to my mental state....that I needed to develop a thicker skin, to speak up....but sometimes, with close family members, you DON'T speak up....she told me, "It's abuse, family or not." I tried to handle it....it did a lot of damage. But like I said, things WILL get better....they have to!! Thank you and you take care now, be happy and stay safe. It's wonderful to have people like you on this site....it's a comfort and you give us hope. 🙂

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Hi @monica1234 . Is your appointment with the new doctor coming up soon? Because of my lousy memory, I try to make notes about what I want to talk about with the doctor. Sometimes I still miss things.

When I go with my wife to an appointment, I often hear her saying things that make it sound like she's doing much better than I know she is, and I speak up. I don't know if you and she are alike in that, but I hope you'll be honest about how you really feel. Otherwise our doctors don't know how they can do what needs to be done, and it slows the treatment schedule down. Don't be shy about letting them know what's actually happening in your life.

I'll be interested to hear how it goes.