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Hi, I know this isn't the usual post that is in this forum but I've searched the entirety of google and have found nothing that can give me some insight so I'm hoping maybe someone here can.
A friend of mine has recently started taking amitryptiline after struggling with depression, anxiety and stress for the past 5 months. At the beginning he didn't want to get help but knew he had depression and was trying to get better on his own, as that didn't work he began to get worse and started pushing away his girlfriend and making new friends. About 2-3 months ago he broke up with his girlfriend, the complete love of his life, because he didn't have any outward emotions at all. He then went on the believe he didn't have a problem at all and the emptiness was normal. He has finally gone to get help and has been prescribed 10mg of this medication. He's only been on it for a week so at the moment hes Just really groggy and hasn't really experienced any sort of emotional changes.
I just want to know if it would be possible for him to get his personality back from all this began, maybe not the whole thing but I know if he was himself right now he would be kicking himself for ending things with this girl as prior to this he was planning on proposing, so I wonder if for both his and hers sake if it would be possible for them to sort it out, if this drug or I guess any antidepressant can help him get it back. They're both very good friends of mine and it's really difficult to watch them struggle without each other.
Sorry this is so long and very specific to a certain situation but I'm not sure where else to look.
Thanks for any advice.
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