I have had anxiety as long as I can remember, with my first panic attack at 16. Things just never quite get better for any length of time. Any medication I was taking had to be increased or switched every couple of years. Last year, I turned 40 and for the first time I startes having issues with severe depression- prior to this, I only had occasional depression. For the first time I am seeing a behavioral health specialist, and have started another new medication. It's been 4 months now, but I still have absolutely no desire to do anything- getting out of bed is a chore, going to work unbearable. Anyway, that's a brief insight on me, and I look forward to seeing if anyone else has a similar story.
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No offence intended but could you be peri-menopausal? I had same symptoms when I started (early onset) journey, anxiety really kicked up large etc.
Just came to mind reading your post. Welcome and hi 😊
No, although that is a legitimate question at my age- I have been surgically post-menopausal for 4 years and have been taking replacement hormones since.
It’s hard to have no desire to do anything ... I live with that in varying degrees lately. Have you spoken to therapist about this issue? I would start there or family doctor personally.
I have no experience with medication outside CBD or THC so I do not feel I’d be helpful except to invite you to vent should it make you feel better or not so alone in this....
I was in the military and got discharged due to depression and anxiety plus some other things. After getting out and moving back home I spent days sometimes weeks alone in my room with the same issues but I knew I still had some things I liked. So I enrolled in violin lessons each week to give myself something to look forward to and I set goals and got into some other activities to have some things to look forward to and be excited about and to have reasons to get up.
Hey there, Welcome!!
I can relate to what you just wrote about getting out of bed, I’ve been struggling with “Hibernation and not being able to get up“ for a quite some time now, i hope you will get better with this new medication you’re taking!!
I’m here if you need to talk!