Hi everyone, I am absoloutely exhausted and for an active person(I'm a tennis coach), I find myself unusually writing this post back in bed. For the last few months, the struggle to get up and provide on average 5 hrs of coaching a day has become harder and harder. I feel much the same way as someone hanging on the edge of the cliff would. At some point, you know that your not going to be able to hang on any longer and will descend into oblivion, it's just a question of when that time will come ! I need to have a break, and recharge my batteries, but thoughts of impending financial disasters keep me going! But for what! I am a single man in my early 40's and have little in the way of opportunities of meeting a significant other or making new friends because of the need to work at weekends. Anyway, I'm just feeling thoroughly worn out and the inevitable stress of the last few months has brought on depressive symptoms, but in all honesty, depression has never really left me and that 'stalking horse' or 'black dog'never will, i guess ! The constant effort required to live my life just saps my energy, and I am at the point of least resistance. Thank you Health unlocked and to those of you in advance that reply to my posts and to those of other members. Lots of love everyone and keep up the good fight !