I've read about LAs turning to other addictions once they are off their drug of choice, their POA. During my last two POAs, spanning 10 years, I developed a problem with drinking and shopping. In the last couple of years, they are more than just a little concerning. Since my breakup 6 weeks ago, I have had no desire for either drinking or shopping. Has anyone else experienced this? I wonder if I'm so depressed that my addictions aren't even appealing. I'm not sure what to expect next.
Last Edit: Dec 3, 2013 17:46:39 GMT -8 by bigolmess
I exercise regularly, but since the breakup 6 weeks ago I have had a "what's the use?" attitude about it. I still do it but the bare minimum. I did talk to my doctor right after this and she told me to increase my wellbutrin to the prescribed dose. I had only been taking half. The full dose has some bad side effects for me, nervousness in particular, which is not good right now at all. I tried it for a week or so and then tapered off the drug altogether. My interest in things has always been pretty low, but now it's nonexistent. I am recovering though. I have some down moments but am hopeful things will get better. I have actually been pleasantly surprised about not wanting to drink or shop. I've had a glass of wine with dinner on a few occasions and I went to the mall once. During these times, I've monitored how I felt, which was not much of anything really. The mall actually made me feel worse. What I am hoping is that the drinking and shopping were symptoms of my LA and escapism and that they won't return. I'm feeling like things with the breakup may be leveling off and I want to be vigilant about other bad habits.
I am like that now..no interest. Am not doing anything. very depressed. I don't y hink it has anything to do with my poa though. I have financial problems and doing badly in a business I share with a family member. I feel I have no control over these things. I dont know what to do and it depresses me.