I’ve tried Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta and Pristiq. I experience emotional numbness with all of them. I have no empathy, loss of motivation, don’t care about things, hard time crying, etc. I had no emotions when my grandma passed away!! Something is wrong! I feel like a horrible mother and wife because of my lack of caring and motivation. It’s making me more depressed. I can’t find a medication where I feel like myself. Can anyone relate? Any suggestions on medications for me or next steps? I appreciate any help!
What anxiety/depression medications won’t give me emotional numbness?
Question posted by Blessed1979 on 9 July 2022
Last updated on 11 July 2022
I've been on klonopin, Lexapro,pristiq and trintellix. Combining all the years it's about 20+ years. I have to say for those 20 years I did not know how numb I was till I got into some good CBT therapy. Coming off the drugs my mind is becoming clearer, but with that my mind does not know how to physically handle the changes. The therapy, meditation, avoiding caffeine, and keeping track of my sleep changed my life. I'll probably be in therapy for another year but I'm learning my behavior and correcting it.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve been on lexapro and it’s helped me a lot. I still have all my emotions. It just took the edge off my anxiety and depression. I hope this helps you. Peace my friend and God bless
Hi! I'm so sorry for your grandmother's passing!!! I have been in your shoes, I feel like I was just saying the same thing to my husband a few weeks ago. I've been on all those meds and many more and I just didnt care about anything anymore. I know exactly what you're feeling and going through!! I decided on my own to come off the meds I was on, with the help of my psychiatrist. I was on Lexapro and buspirone. I was overweight and hated myself and could care less about anything. When I decided to come off the meds I told my psychiatrist I felt numb, no motivation and with her help I got on an exercise plan and stopped drinking surgery drinks, and stopped overeating..it wasnt easy but I stuck with it and my whole demeanor started changing it was weird and I couldnt believe how much it was helping my attitude, mood, everything!! She said if I felt like I needed something for depression to let her know, but I feel great now. Good luck to you, hope I helped some!!!
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