Fatigue and depression

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IFIXDIT
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 9/5/2006 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just curious about how many of us feel our depression is worse when were fatigued. I can't say mine is necessarily worse but it's a lot harder to look for the positive. I haven't slept well for years. I do use a CPAP machine every night and try to go to bed early enough to "rest" for 7-8 hours a night. Some have offered the idea of relaxtion therapy. Where would I find out about that? My Labor day weekend was just that, LABOR. It was a good use of our time but extremely physical. I spent a great deal of time with my wife, which was enjoyable and we achieved several long desired goals. But on Monday when the work had dwindled down to a one man show, I found myself jealous and envious of my wifes "free time". She had asked me if there was anything she could do to help and I told her no. She asked, I said no, yet I found myself headed in to the dumps because she was "free" to do what ever she wanted. As at turned out she spent a good deal of her time picking up inside while I worked outside. The overlying theme here for me is I'm exhausted seemingly all the time. Even "relaxing" is hard work. What relaxation techniques have ya'll tried? Thanks for reading. Jer
 

wmnak
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 9/5/2006 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
IFIXDIT said...
She asked, I said no, yet I found myself headed in to the dumps because she was "free" to do what ever she wanted.
 
I can absolutely relate to that kind of resentment!  No advice or suggestion, just know that partnerships are not often equal.  Hopefully they balance out over time.
 
If you aren't sleeping well with your CPap, maybe you need a current sleep study and a new setting on your machine.  My settings haven't changed in years, but I've had occassional probs with the mask, and one time the cat clawed a hole in the hose large enough to loose significant pressure.  Do Not, Ever, attempt to patch a leaking hose with duct tape... stinks so bad you won't sleep a wink!
 
Perfect relaxation, for me, is a hot tub with forceful jets - which I don't have.  Music, hot showers, meditation, massage.  Aromatherapy with candles and/or incense, essential oils, etc.  Reading, or books on tape/CDs.  Above all, I need quiet time.
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