motivation - - med related or otherwise?

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GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 8/1/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey folks
i'm curious about this lack of motivation.

I spend to much time in bed. sometimes all morning sometimes afternoon sometimes all day long.
its like an avoidance of life and life=giving activities
its avoiding spending money
avoiding possible accidents or hurts

I dont understand where its comign from or why. i don't feel depressed , i laugh easily and feel joyful and content...
but dont have motivation unless someone calls me to do something.

could this be med related. is this actually stablilty (life without mania)?
is it something else?

tortoise11
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   Posted 8/1/2010 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Hero - it could be a mild depression?  Anxiety? Or just avoidance?  Can you sit down and confront your problems that you've been avoiding?  Once you deal with them, you may be able to see if it is depression or if it was avoidance.

I certainly will stay in bed in avoidance.  Usually it is with depression.  More often it is with anxiety.  For anxiety, I feel fine until I think about it or try to do anything.   Sounds a little like that?


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GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 8/1/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
humm...
i actually have nothing i have to do, and there are things i could do (but dont have to ) that i've been avoiding.
for instance swimming, walking, going to the beach, taking my bike to the shop.

it could be anxiety.. feeling fine until i try to do anything sounds about right.

great ... :X

tortoise11
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   Posted 8/1/2010 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Can you tell if it is free-floating anxiety (anxiety about nothing in particular) or if it is about something(s) specific?

Having nothing to do is a huge anxiety / depression trigger for me!
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GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 8/1/2010 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont think it is about something specific other than driving anxiety, which has gotten better lately..

nothing to do can be a depression trigger but i'm so used to it now i just float around in my head thinking happy deep thoughts..
anxiety though, i have littel expereince with it.

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   Posted 8/2/2010 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   

 

  You know one of the things i have had to give up when i went on meds was my desire to create things. I have zero motivation to work on my railroad or  build models. Before when i was manic i would stay up until 3 in the morning working on my layout. Now it just sits, unused and unworked on. However i am not making any rash decisions yet. I have carefully packed up all  my stuff and have it there in case i decide to start creating again. Even after 2 years i havnt given up hope yet.

  My motivation to bicycle came back, allthough not with the same fevor and passion as before but i still get out 3-4 times  aweek and enjoy it greatly.  It's the price i pay to be "normal" and to have a successful, mononogamous relationship with my wife. So i look and find pleasure in other things, like work for instance.

  Thank god for one gift that didnt leave me, my love of reading and history. Those two are still there and i thank the lord above  that they have stayed with me.

  Bill   


 
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GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 8/2/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
hmm.. thats interesting bill. so some things the motivation left and some it stayed...

perhaps that is what is going on, before meds i had every single hobby i could think of
and now it is less ... manic.

its good you still have some hobbies bill!! :)
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