I think everyone with depression goes thru this, and it is a very common symptom of depression. You're on low dosages of meds, and usually when you are feeling this way while on your meds it means your doctor needs to increase your dosage or change medication completely. One does just lose interest in everything when depressed, just life in general. Know you're not alone, and hang in there until you see the doc, I'm sure there will be some changes made. Take care.....
boy, do i hear ya!!! since my husband died, nothing brings me joy it seems. i don't even want to get out of bed to start each day. i have lupus and spondylothesis so i can't do what i could before. i'm trying to keep a journal of the good and positive things i see and hear each day. i have 4 dollhouses i was working on, made jewelry, collected and sold antiques, sewed and now the most i do is buy dollhouse stuff and buy material when it goes on sale. then i store it, thinking i will get to it some day. i am thinking of making an appointment with a shrink but that takes money so i keep putting it off.
right now i am taking 30 mg. of prozac, 3 mg. of clonazapan, and tylenol 4 for my pain management.
feel free to write back. i don't know exactly how this works. it's only my second time here and i am new to this kind of web site.
I always lose interest in everything when I am in a depression. I cannot read because I can't concentrate. All the crafts I did, give me no pleasure. I cannot even contemplate picking up a needle or brush.
I sit around and stare at the TV. Once I am feeling better, I can start my activities again.
You will find that loss of interest in people, the world, everthing, is completely blunted. I hope you will be able to do all the things you love once you feel better. This is very usual, so take heart, you will play that guitar again.
Yeah, and I'm a fiction writer! I stopped playing my guitar, too. Sometimes we just lose interest in things, sometimes meds alter our personalities and change our level of creativity or eliminate it, sometimes it's the depression. Since I went through a very weird and rare Paxil withdrawal, which caused my current maladies, I've pretty much stopped seeing the point in doing anything. Too scared, too depressed.
Thx for your inputs. I feel better in knowing that others have or had similar episodes. Today I'm feeling better depression wise but the arthritis in my hands, back and hip are really hurting. The colder weather and lingering dampness seems to make it worse....time for more pain pills. TJ.