want to sleep....for a long time.

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    May 30, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    What do you do when you don't want to get out of bed?
    Such is the case for myself lately.
    My way of thinking has increasingly become less happy with superficial things and easy answers, and more lately than ever I'm having trouble knowing what to do with these feelings.
    My bf actually is very similar to me in this way... maybe it's alright to have a night at home, depressed in bed? I dunno what exactly I'm asking other than does anyone have anything legit that helps them get through life?
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    May 30, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    Emesis54 saidI'm asking other than does anyone have anything legit that helps them get through life?

    The gym, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Legend of Korra, making DIN's life miserable and alcohol. That's about it. I think I know how you feel. I'd never get out of bed if I could get away with it.
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    May 30, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    It sounds like it could be depression. Only a doctor or mental health professional could tell you for certain. I can't say how serious it is either. A few lazy days in bed isn't going to hurt you, but if it starts to seriously impact your life, then you need to get help.

    Depression may only be the symptom. Medical problems, such having low thyroid hormones or low testosterone, can cause depression and lethargy. To a lesser degree, diet may be involved. I get sluggish if I eat too much sugar or other carbohydrates.
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    May 30, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
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    Emesis54 saidI'm asking other than does anyone have anything legit that helps them get through life?

    The gym, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Legend of Korra, making DIN's life miserable and alcohol. That's about it. I think I know how you feel. I'd never get out of bed if I could get away with it.


    I don't want a life like that though, ya know? To want to choose sleeping my life away over living it. Although right now that's what I want to do.

    DudeInNOVA saidIt sounds like it could be depression. Only a doctor or mental health professional could tell you for certain. I can't say how serious it is either. A few lazy days in bed isn't going to hurt you, but if it starts to seriously impact your life, then you need to get help.

    Depression may only be the symptom. Medical problems, such having low thyroid hormones or low testosterone, can cause depression and lethargy. To a lesser degree, diet may be involved. I get sluggish if I eat too much sugar or other carbohydrates.


    I've taken meds before. Even with them, I think the same. My mood may be elevated and/or more level but my perspective seems to be the main source of all this. Maybe it could be something else, like a physiological cause.
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    May 30, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    Is sex with your boyfriend out of the question?
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    DudeInNOVA saidIt sounds like it could be depression. Only a doctor or mental health professional could tell you for certain. I can't say how serious it is either. A few lazy days in bed isn't going to hurt you, but if it starts to seriously impact your life, then you need to get help.

    Depression may only be the symptom. Medical problems, such having low thyroid hormones or low testosterone, can cause depression and lethargy. To a lesser degree, diet may be involved. I get sluggish if I eat too much sugar or other carbohydrates.


    This. The key is to get out of bed...no matter what. Seek professional medical advice to determine if it is physical, or if it is psychological.

    Getting up early (like 0500) and hitting the gym is a good way to shake off emotional funk.
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    May 30, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    bhp91126 saidIs sex with your boyfriend out of the question?


    Hah... we both had that idea yesterday, and it worked a little bit, temporarily. I have no desire to do anything like that right now though and I don't think he does either. I just want to cry.

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    DudeInNOVA saidIt sounds like it could be depression. Only a doctor or mental health professional could tell you for certain. I can't say how serious it is either. A few lazy days in bed isn't going to hurt you, but if it starts to seriously impact your life, then you need to get help.

    Depression may only be the symptom. Medical problems, such having low thyroid hormones or low testosterone, can cause depression and lethargy. To a lesser degree, diet may be involved. I get sluggish if I eat too much sugar or other carbohydrates.


    This. The key is to get out of bed...no matter what. Seek professional medical advice to determine if it is physical, or if it is psychological.

    Getting up early (like 0500) and hitting the gym is a good way to shake off emotional funk.


    I suppose so. I know in the past when I haven't gotten out of bed at all, it's just gotten worse. I do feel better now that I'm staying out of the dark hole and fulfilling my duties in work, school, and with people..... it'd be nice if the feelings would leave though.
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    May 30, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    You said you've been on meds for depression before? sounds to me like a flare up of your depression. Don't wait to go to a doctor.

    My own flare up 8 years ago after a few years without meds, were the worst depressions I ever had.
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    May 30, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    bhp91126 saidYou said you've been on meds for depression before? sounds to me like a flare up of your depression. Don't wait to go to a doctor.

    My own flare up 8 years ago after a few years without meds, were the worst depressions I ever had.


    Do you know if anything triggered your flare up?
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    May 30, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    Exercise may help. It's very hard to exercise when you don't even feel like getting out of bed, but over time, it may help improve your mood and give you a happier outlook on life. Start small and work your way up to more vigorous activities. Set little goal for yourself. Reaching these goals will also give you a mood boost.
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    May 30, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    I think it was mainly work-stress related. A very big project I was heading had just gone completely off the rails and there were no easy or quick fixes.
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    May 30, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidExercise may help. It's very hard to exercise when you don't even feel like getting out of bed, but over time, it may help improve your mood and give you a happier outlook on life. Start small and work your way up to more vigorous activities. Set little goal for yourself. Reaching these goals will also give you a mood boost.


    I haven't stopped the exercise, I probably could use a little more rest. It does make me feel a ton better, but my body won't let me constantly exercise like I would do if I could.

    bhp91126 saidI think it was mainly work-stress related. A very big project I was heading had just gone completely off the rails and there were no easy or quick fixes.


    Gotcha. I think a lot of mine is due to life situations, stuff meds aren't going to fix.
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    May 30, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
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    bhp91126 saidI think it was mainly work-stress related. A very big project I was heading had just gone completely off the rails and there were no easy or quick fixes.


    Gotcha. I think a lot of mine is due to life situations, stuff meds aren't going to fix.
    Meds are not going to fix your life situations, but how your body/brain deals with them.
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    May 30, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
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    bhp91126 saidI think it was mainly work-stress related. A very big project I was heading had just gone completely off the rails and there were no easy or quick fixes.


    Gotcha. I think a lot of mine is due to life situations, stuff meds aren't going to fix.
    Meds are not going to fix your life situations, but how your body/brain deals with them.


    I see.
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    May 30, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    I do drugs.
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    May 30, 2012 2:33 AM GMT
    My doctor has diagnosed me with what he calls situational depression. I don't totally buy into it--but I did like my former doctor's treatment plan: Exercise, talk therapy, and meds.
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    May 30, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    Emesis54 saidWhat do you do when you don't want to get out of bed?
    Spend the rest of the morning thinking of excuses I can email/text to the boss to let him know I didn't go to work.

    Ahhhh...the comfort of working on a flexible schedule. icon_cool.gif
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    May 30, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    garyinla saidMy doctor has diagnosed me with what he calls situational depression. I don't totally buy into it--but I did like my former doctor's treatment plan: Exercise, talk therapy, and meds.
    You shoulda told him that being in a shrinks office is a situation that makes you depressed.

    I pulled that line on my shrink and he re-diagnosed me with ADHD. icon_lol.gif
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    May 30, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
    Ive been through depression several times before, the key is to know that things will eventually get better, and that you have to enjoy even the smallest things that make u laugh or happy, even for just a second. I find exercise takes my mind off things, because i focus solely on what im doing at that exact moment. Work, does the opposite, lol. Im having a rough time accepting that certain personal relationships are not going to turn out the way i want or expected, and so that has me down right now, but i am trying to get through it day by day, and that seems to make it easier. I get almost a week off of work at a time, so the chances to stay in bed all day are certainly there, but I try and set things up for the next day that I have to get done so it forces me to get up and focus on other things.
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    Jonno11 saidIve been through depression several times before, the key is to know that things will eventually get better, and that you have to enjoy even the smallest things that make u laugh or happy, even for just a second. I find exercise takes my mind off things, because i focus solely on what im doing at that exact moment. Work, does the opposite, lol. Im having a rough time accepting that certain personal relationships are not going to turn out the way i want or expected, and so that has me down right now, but i am trying to get through it day by day, and that seems to make it easier. I get almost a week off of work at a time, so the chances to stay in bed all day are certainly there, but I try and set things up for the next day that I have to get done so it forces me to get up and focus on other things.


    I hope that continues to work for ya and help you. I probably could stand to just think about what I need to be doing each day. I think I'm overwhelming myself, thinking about my work and school schedule, and this relatively new bf, and social commitments, and house/yardwork, and time to exercise, time to study, and all that. My mind is far too active for my own good.

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    May 30, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
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    bhp91126 saidI think it was mainly work-stress related. A very big project I was heading had just gone completely off the rails and there were no easy or quick fixes.


    Gotcha. I think a lot of mine is due to life situations, stuff meds aren't going to fix.
    Meds are not going to fix your life situations, but how your body/brain deals with them.


    +1

    I've been on meds for depression and they really helped. It took a while for them to kick in, but when they did, things that normally would have seemed overwhelming and insurmountable seemed like little problems I could deal with in a matter of seconds. I really hope you feel better. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 30, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    Emesis: have you tried taking the Enneagram test to determine your personality type? I found it to be helpful personally in terms of understanding myself and the people around me.

    http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/

    At any rate, I do hope brighter days lie ahead for you very soon.
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    May 30, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
    Tenebrism saidEmesis: have you tried taking the Enneagram test to determine your personality type? I found it to be helpful personally in terms of understanding myself and the people around me.

    http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/

    At any rate, I do hope brighter days lie ahead for you very soon.


    Yes, I have! I really enjoy personality theory.
    I usually score highest as a 4... and I think a 4w3.
    My tritype is 479.

    What's yours?
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    May 30, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
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    Tenebrism saidEmesis: have you tried taking the Enneagram test to determine your personality type? I found it to be helpful personally in terms of understanding myself and the people around me.

    http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/

    At any rate, I do hope brighter days lie ahead for you very soon.


    Yes, I have! I really enjoy personality theory.
    I usually score highest as a 4... and I think a 4w3.
    My tritype is 479.

    What's yours?
    I'm also a four with a three wing. We rock (except when we don't)! icon_wink.gif
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    May 30, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    Tenebrism said I'm also a four with a three wing. We rock (except when we don't)! icon_wink.gif


    Very true statement.
    You ever heard of tritype? It's the ones you score highest out of the 3 different domains (234~heart) (567~head) (891~gut), and you put them in the order that you score highest... for example, I'm highest as a 4, 7, and 9, and my scores are 4>7>9....therefore I'm a 479.