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.
Utter Exhaustion: Do any of the... - Anxiety and Depre...
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.
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.