Hello I am new here. I have the run of meal depression due to a family tragedy that had a snowball effect and created several other tragedies/crisis in the family.
I am in therapy and take Cymbalta. But even my therapist does not "get" my question.
Once I get moving I am pretty OK for the most part. It's the GET MOVING part I fight daily!
I know music will lift my spirits but I will sit for days and not load any new songs. I know certain TV shows I have recorded will help but I hardly ever watch them.
I have tons of goals/dreams that I KNOW I can reach! IF I can get moving.
I have a list of all kinds of activities that I know will lift my spirits. So I have lots of tools. I just don't have the tool I need to get moving to use the tools.
I feel like I am stuck in mud and every step I take is so much effort!
I would just as soon sit & stare, sleep or play mind numbing games online.
What do you tell yourself to change your mind set?
PS: Cymbalta - I was on it about
5 to 6 weeks and then went off it as it was not doing anything for me. My Dr felt I was jumping the gun but agreed to try Effexor XR but I had to stop it as of side effects. I have been back on Cymbalta for 1 week now. Dr tells me to give it more time this try. How long does it take it "kick in"?
Post Edited (Truivia) : 8/28/2012 9:05:14 PM (GMT-6)