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Old 02-10-2018, 09:23 AM   #1
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Default Depression...really low

Over the last few months thing have felt as though they have gone down hill, despite all the good things that have happened.

I work third shift, but when I started my antidepressant, I figured out that I could run perfectly fine off of 5-6hrs of sleep and not be tired, but I've hit a really really tough patch of depression and it feels like I can't escape it.

I have trouble pulling myself out of bed, I've let household chores go for days at a time until I force myself to do it, I've had trouble making myself eat, I've had to literally force myself to interact with my family, to go to work, etc.

I have tried to make myself workout but it doesn't hardly ever work, I feel exhausted mentally all day long and its really taking a toll. I have constant headaches and feel overwhelmed by life in general.

At first I thought maybe I'd just gotten lazy, but it's really not even that, because I have all these ideas for stuff I WANT to do, but it's like as soon as I leave my house, I go into this spaced out mood and want to just return home.

I've sat in my kitchen staring out the window for hours...it felt minutes but my fiance sort of shakes me out of it and tells me how long I've been there and I just feel lost. I have no idea for goals or where to start at making changes or what even to do.

I've tried talking to my doctor but he hasn't really been helpful, he's the third one to tell me just to keep forcing myself to do the things I have to and to make myself workout, but when I can't even drag myself out of bed...???? What do I do?


Has anyone experienced this? What did you do to get out of it?

I have applied to plenty of other 1st-2nd shift jobs or any job that would allow me to work during the day because I thought maybe it was just the third shift but I've had no luck. (Not many jobs around here)
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:20 AM   #2
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Hi there motogypsy, I am sorry to hear you are going through this depression. It is not easy!

Are you on any medications for your depression? If not, it might be something worth looking into. I am on an anti-depressant myself, and find it very helpful along with trying to keep busy with routine. Exercise is hard for me to do as well, but I -always- feel better after doing some.

Something that helps me is to write down a list of things I'd like to get accomplished. Then I will do one task, followed by something that I consider "fun" or leisurely, like playing some of an online game I enjoy. Then I do the next task, and continue this pattern. Crossing things off a list sounds so ridiculously simple, but it adds a feeling of accomplishment.

With exercise, start super small. Tell yourself that you only need to do 5 minutes, and work up from there. Be kind to yourself, there will be good days and bad days. Depression is a big monster to deal with.
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:22 AM   #3
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Hi there motogypsy, I am sorry to hear you are going through this depression. It is not easy!

Are you on any medications for your depression? If not, it might be something worth looking into. I am on an anti-depressant myself, and find it very helpful along with trying to keep busy with routine. Exercise is hard for me to do as well, but I -always- feel better after doing some.

Something that helps me is to write down a list of things I'd like to get accomplished. Then I will do one task, followed by something that I consider "fun" or leisurely, like playing some of an online game I enjoy. Then I do the next task, and continue this pattern. Crossing things off a list sounds so ridiculously simple, but it adds a feeling of accomplishment.

With exercise, start super small. Tell yourself that you only need to do 5 minutes, and work up from there. Be kind to yourself, there will be good days and bad days. Depression is a big monster to deal with.
Hi, yes I am on an antidepressant, and like I said it helped me for a while with 5-6hrs of sleep and I was feeling a lot better but I just hit a patch and I just feel like I can't escape it.

I've tried the making a list, even if it's just household chores but it doesn't always help.

Thanks for the reply.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:57 AM   #4
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Can you ask your doctor about increasing your dose?
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Can you ask your doctor about increasing your dose?
I was on 300mg, but I had to decrease.
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Over the last few months thing have felt as though they have gone down hill, despite all the good things that have happened.

I work third shift, but when I started my antidepressant, I figured out that I could run perfectly fine off of 5-6hrs of sleep and not be tired, but I've hit a really really tough patch of depression and it feels like I can't escape it.

I have trouble pulling myself out of bed, I've let household chores go for days at a time until I force myself to do it, I've had trouble making myself eat, I've had to literally force myself to interact with my family, to go to work, etc.

I have tried to make myself workout but it doesn't hardly ever work, I feel exhausted mentally all day long and its really taking a toll. I have constant headaches and feel overwhelmed by life in general.

At first I thought maybe I'd just gotten lazy, but it's really not even that, because I have all these ideas for stuff I WANT to do, but it's like as soon as I leave my house, I go into this spaced out mood and want to just return home.

I've sat in my kitchen staring out the window for hours...it felt minutes but my fiance sort of shakes me out of it and tells me how long I've been there and I just feel lost. I have no idea for goals or where to start at making changes or what even to do.

I've tried talking to my doctor but he hasn't really been helpful, he's the third one to tell me just to keep forcing myself to do the things I have to and to make myself workout, but when I can't even drag myself out of bed...???? What do I do?


Has anyone experienced this? What did you do to get out of it?

I have applied to plenty of other 1st-2nd shift jobs or any job that would allow me to work during the day because I thought maybe it was just the third shift but I've had no luck. (Not many jobs around here)
I have experienced all of that for years and years. What got me out of it is first and foremost to increase mood and energy MACA root. Non prescription. Has helped everyone I have shared it with immensley. Adjust dosage to your needs. If you get manic talkative or anxietal take less. Not enough uplift more. I started with about a tsp of powder a day. I am 300 lbs. so adjust to body weight. Have noticed no ill effects but some anxiety rarely. Beats the hell out of 22 years of suicidal depression. The lithium stopped the suicidal thinking completely though. such a weight off. Like waking up from a bad dream a long one. I slept at work all the time in my care and missed work all the time. People cant relate cause you physically look fine. Its all a chemical balance issue in your brain. Get maca at Trader joes if one is near you or Piping rock.com the capsules are cheap there. Cheaper and less side effects than prescribed drugs by a long shot. Good luck be patient with yourself it can and most likely will get better. If I can improve after 20 years in the dark hole anyone can. Take care. Try positive affirmations too. One of my favorites is I have an abundance of health, wealth and happiness.
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Hi there motogypsy, I am sorry to hear you are going through this depression. It is not easy!

Are you on any medications for your depression? If not, it might be something worth looking into. I am on an anti-depressant myself, and find it very helpful along with trying to keep busy with routine. Exercise is hard for me to do as well, but I -always- feel better after doing some.

Something that helps me is to write down a list of things I'd like to get accomplished. Then I will do one task, followed by something that I consider "fun" or leisurely, like playing some of an online game I enjoy. Then I do the next task, and continue this pattern. Crossing things off a list sounds so ridiculously simple, but it adds a feeling of accomplishment.

With exercise, start super small. Tell yourself that you only need to do 5 minutes, and work up from there. Be kind to yourself, there will be good days and bad days. Depression is a big monster to deal with.
sandc. Thanks so much for helping us along for so long. It is great work you are doing. Most of the world has no idea how hard it can be for us, so it is important to give back when we are feeling better. Gives me some sense of purpose at least in what can seem like an endless mess at times.
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