Nervous, lazy, and uneasy

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   Posted 4/21/2010 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I have tried taking Zoloft, Prozac, and Wellbutrin in the past, but can't seem to shake these feelings I have. Has anyone else experienced this and found something that helps: 

I have no energy and no desire to do anything. All I want to do is lie on the couch and do nothing and be left alone. It is far worse than it has ever been. It is so difficult and such a struggle to get off the couch and do anything. I have forced myself to rake the front yard, go for a bike ride, and clean house. But it has been unusually difficult and a struggle. I never used to be this lazy. Just 2 years ago I was dieting and exercising and playing sports.

Sometimes it seems like I have a fear of doing anything with anyone because I don't think I will be able to handle or tolerate it. The most routine examples of doing stuff with people, it seems to make me nervous and uneasy. Such as helping my Son with baseball practice, inviting a friend over to watch sports, or going to a church event with someone. It's unusual how much I feel uneasy doing things with people.

I feel like I am fooling everyone by pretending I'm OK and I don't know how long I can keep it up. I'm fooling my Employer, family, and friends and eventually they are going to figure me out and how inadequate and incapable I am of being a normal person and employee. I don't know what will happen when I can no longer continue fooling them. I'm not thinking of suicide, but I fear I may just shut myself in the house and never leave the couch.

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   Posted 4/21/2010 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Drypuddle,

Welcome to the HealingWell depression forum. I am glad that you have joined us, but sorry that you are depressed. It does sound like you are going through all of the symptoms.

Maybe a different med is in order. It sounds a little like the depression is causing a bit of anxiety. Speaking to a counselor might help some with that. Or medications.

I hope that you feel better soon. Keep posting.
And don't think of yourself as lazy, I do that too.  It is the fatigue that goes along with the depression.

Hugs, Karen

  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

Post Edited (getting by) : 4/21/2010 11:40:16 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 4/21/2010 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah Hi! I don't think you're lazy or any other negative things you're feeling about yourself! I have taken antidepressants for 20+ years! That's one of the crummy things about depression-no motivation, losing interest in most things and generally just BLAH! Please talk to your dr about trying a new med. I honestly feel he/she will help you find a med that will make you feel better. I suffered a spinal cord injury last Jan followed by surgery and then diagnosed with RSD(Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy). It causes severe pain. For me it's in my arms and legs. Severe pain but my meds (Savella and Gabapentin (Neurotin) are really doing me a lot of good. I am not painfree and don't really ever expect to be. That's enough to be depressed! Please feel free to post on this wonderful forum! I belong to another great site (MDJunction). It's nice and I enjoy talking to people who can relate to me. Take care. I'll include you in my prayers tonight! Hoping to see your posts. Donna eyes turn blush

Old Hippy
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   Posted 4/25/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I can relate, the old couch has become my best friend of late... Doing everyday tasks, hobbies, socializing with others--all feels like it takes more energy than I have... My goal is to find a volunteer job which will force me out of my comfort zone. That in itself, would be a feat--if I can accomplish it... I have had a long history with anemia, so it's hard to tell where the depression leaves off and the anemia begins...Go to your doc and have it ruled out just in case... Anyway, my heart goes out to you-- I hope you find some relief, take care...

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   Posted 4/28/2010 5:22 AM (GMT -6)   
depression is an insideous beast, it does not discriminate. it is very taxing and draining. small goals will help. isolating is very common with depression, thus try not to. walking and music motivate me. as does my little dog. with compassion, jamie.

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