Please enlighten me

Just lately I have been going through a very bad patch.

Not sure if it is anxiety or depression or physical illness.

The obvious answer is for me to go and see the doctor.However I do not seem to have the strength or ability to get out of bed.

I cannot sleep at night but do doze

off during the day.Of course I manage to get to the toilet and cook some tea and toast but have not really been out of bed for 8 days now. Has anybody else spent this long in bed due to anxiety/depression?

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  • I spent about four weeks in bed last year. I did manage to sleep but ate very little and lost weight. It culminated in a major anxiety/panic attack and being admitted to hospital where I had every heart test possible and was fine. I now take beta blockers and Mirtazapine and have therapy. I am gradually improving the bad days getting less. Have you been to your GP to get some help. I know how debilitating all this can be but there is hope. My thoughts are with you x

  • Thank you for your reply.You do not know how I appreciate you letting me know that I am not the only one

    xxx

  • I spent about four weeks in bed last year. I did manage to sleep but ate very little and lost weight. It culminated in a major anxiety/panic attack and being admitted to hospital where I had every heart test possible and was fine. I now take beta blockers and Mirtazapine and have therapy. I am gradually improving the bad days getting less. Have you been to your GP to get some help. I know how debilitating all this can be but there is hope. My thoughts are with you x

  • Hi dux,

    Sounds like depression.

    I've had belts of finding it really difficult to do anything, and really sleepy, where my bones feel very heavy though, at these times, I dont bother eating, but luckily the wife helps.

    Sounds like you need something to get out of bed for, is there anyone that could come see you or take you out? or help you get to the doctors?

    Its getting warmer outside, and is quite nice once you're out there,

    Hoping you feel a little better soon.

    Never give up

    Baylienxxx

  • Thanks for taking the time to reply.Unfortunately since my mum died recently I have been on my own.I am in my mid forties and never really bothered to make friends and must admit that I do get depressed.

    Also I get a strange feeling that I am going to have a heart attack and it usually happens at night and of course I get scared.

    I will really try and get out soon

    Thanks

  • Hi dux,

    Sorry about you mum dux.

    Well theres a good enough reason to get out and go see the doctor to check on your heart, and you would get the reasurance, which does help.

    Sometimes just getting out, cheers us up, we see new things, which spike our interest, we never know till we have a go.

    do you like the garden?

    Flowers, a bit of digging, putting some new ones in, my foxgloves are all out now, I'm still trying to get on top of it all, but the front looks lovely in its cottagy garden look.

    Wishing you well

    Bxxx

  • Hi Olddux

    as many have said you are definitely not alone, this is one of my biggies too, I agree with what everyone has said here, but also there was soom good suggestions which may be useful on my post too. I know it seems at times like such a hopeless place and we will never get out of.... but somehow, we always do...and with insights too, most important thing I learnt from my experience was to not give myself a hard time, but just allow myself to just accept it... often just that will move energy and make things seem a little clearer... and well, can always come back here of course and write it out, that reallly helpt too

    here is my similar post which I hope may be useful in some way..

    actionondepression.healthun...

  • It amazed me just how physical depression is - sometimes it doesn't feel specially like low mood - just physical heaviness and exhaustion. With your recent bereavement it does sound like depression. Hope you manage to make it to the Dr's soon.

  • I'd suggest you contact NHS Direct for an over-the-phone consultation if you are unable to make it to the doctor. I think it's important to discuss the worsening of your condition with a medical professional. If you would like to talk to one of the team at Anxiety UK, you can call our main helpline on 08444 775 774. These are run by people who have personal experience and are volunteering their time in order to try and help people who are in a similar situation to them.

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