lack of motivation

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   Posted 7/6/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't seem to make myself do anything at all.  My house needs cleaning but I just can't do it.  I do better at work as long as I stay busy but when I'm idle I can't motivate myself to do anything.  I feel like a lazy slob.  I go to my psych next week.  I don't know if a med change is the answer or what.  Anybody got any insight into this problem?

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   Posted 7/14/2009 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish I had some insight for you... because I have the same problem(s). Days come and go and I truly get nothing done. I too feel like a lazy slob... although some self-help books that I have been reading say that to people that don't understand it may seem like your lazy... but thats not true. I see my psych tomorrow and hope she will have some advice. Hang in there!

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   Posted 7/14/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like classic depression to me. Time to take things one day at a time until your doc appt, and do what you can until then. Don't beat up on yourself. You are battling an illness right now. Take it easy. I hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 7/15/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Try doing it while listening to music. That's what I do when I'm feeling depressed/unmotivated. Invest in an IPOD?
"Getting an idea should be like sitting down on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something."  -E. L. Simpson
General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) with Agoraphobia
Zoloft (100 mgs) daily
Trazadone (50 mgs) nightly
Xanax (1.25 mgs) as needed at night

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