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Utter Exhaustion

SchuylerW profile image
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Do any of the depression sufferers here feel so heavy and tired all the time that they can't think about anything other than lying down? The second I get out of bed I feel like I need a break. My body and brain are exhausted. Whenever I'm out of the house I get an incredibly strong urge to lie down on the ground, curl up, and go to sleep. I feel this way even after getting 10+ hours of sleep. I know that fatigue is a very common symptom of depression, but it's getting to the point where I can't focus at work or in class and I have trouble following conversations. Please let me know if any of you can relate to this feeling and how you cope.

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Moonyy profile image

I can relate to you absolutely, feeling constantly tired and fatigued now for nearly 3 years

Moonyy profile image

Haven’t found the best way to cope yet, occasionally what did help was exhausting excersize but currently even that doesn’t help any longer to feel more energized

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cschwemin in reply to Moonyy

I used to love going to water aerobics, but can't motivate myself to get up in the a.m. to go anymore. It has been gloomy (no sun) for over a month here in West Michigan. It really adds to me feeling more depressed....

in reply to cschwemin

I used to go on walks and the pool now it’s dark so early and cold:(

cschwemin profile image

Yes, I can relate! Having any energy to do simple things takes a huge effort! My husband has been doing so much (cooking, laundry, putting up Christmas decorations (which I could care less about).... then I feel guilty and more depressed....

Lin1944 profile image

hi, I am exactly the same at the moment and my husband doing everything, I know I would do same for him if he was in the same boat. If I am with friends and chatting I don’t feel exhausted but soon as I am on my own it comes over me. In fact I think I will go and have a nap now.


dragonsnowball profile image

I can relate. I don't know if it's the meds or the depression but on my days off I usually sleep like 14 hours and I'm still tired. I have read that sleeping too much can make depression worse, and I can believe it because it seems the more I sleep the more tired I am. I often have to force myself to do things, like yoga or cleaning the house, that make me feel better. But sometimes I can't even find the motivation to make myself do things.

givingup1 profile image

Yes, yes yes, yes! Totally relate. I wish I had any kind of answer to help you. At least I can tell you, you're not alone....

I can relate but I also have fibromyalgia so that's a difficult one for me. I hope others can shed some light

notlrac profile image

I feel this way intermittently. It used to be worse before I started using a CPAP machine for sleep apnea. But still, there are times I just feel like "what's the whole point anymore?" and want to just lie down and do nothing. One thing is for sure, I have totally lost interest in every single thing I used to like doing. I am a 47 year old man, so not young, but my love of sports, travel, video games....pretty much anything....is just gone. I feel numb. I only look forward to seeing my therapist, and that's only 1 hour every other week, but it's the only time I talk to another person face to face about how I truly feel inside.

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