Have you spoken with your Dr and told him/her how you feel and what your life is like?
Have you had bloods done to see if there is something medical going on which can compound depression and no energy - things like Diabetes, Low Iron, Hypothyroidism .... and the list can go on!
I would be inclined to make an appointment with your Dr - even if you are on medication, they may need tweaking a bit. Also, do you have Therapy? If not, then perhaps a referral to a Therapist may be very beneficial for you.
Apart from that, sometimes we can get more activity into our day without it actually being formal exercise. I put all my groceries and laundry away one at a time. I can get some really good walks in doing this. (Just as well I LOVE doing laundry - LOL!) The beauty of this is that it doesn't seem like work, but it also doesn't seem like exercise. To me that is a win/win situation, and a VERY good way of getting the extra mobilization in.
Ensuring that your Nutrition is (mostly) healthy, with little or no processed junk, and increasing your fruit/vege intake, AND ensuring that you are getting good quality protein into your meals - i.e., not from processed meats - then you may find that your energy starts to pick up, and the depression go down.
I've experienced the same fatigue before. I'm also on prozac so maybe it has something to do with that. I also noticed though, that it really came from not having a set regular routine that was required of me. I had my own time and schedule so I couldn't bring myself to do things when the alternative was lying in bed. Also, it doesn't make sense, but if you oversleep, nap too often/much, etc., the tired you end up being in general. One last thing -- often I ended up sleeping as a way of avoiding -- chores and problems and anxious thoughts, but also food (when I was asleep I wasn't consuming calories, I could sleep away the time till my next meal so I wouldn't give in to in-between meal cravings). It's still a struggle but giving myself more of a routine and limiting my napping has actually made me less tired.
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What is is that you find confusing? I don't find any joy in the struggle, or necessarily the process - just the consistency and seeing results, which often aren't noticed for a few weeks. Often the scales are one of the last things to reflect success.
If you are able to stay on line a wee bit longer, you might like to read some of the articles in the Healthy Lifestyle section. They are fantastic and I am sure that you will find many tips in there, including on how to use the site more beneficially. Otherwise, just ask questions on any of your teams, altho' the more active ones (like Dealing with Depression) you are far more likely to get a response.
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You are very helpful! I am definately not getting enough dark leafy greens, I have to totally revamp my diet. I have to change everything about it pretty much. I want to do it in small steps though. I tried to revamp my diet with my boyfriend using the dr.poon diet and I just cannot seem to be able to stick to it. In other words I think it is just too extreme for me and I feel it's mostly a meat based diet and i'm not to crazy about eating meat.
I'm going to try that lis idea. Your right it will probably be motivation in itself just crossing off the tasks.
Also I will definately check out that link.
Thanks again, Candice
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O.K. - with the fatigue it is possible that you might benefit from taking them at a different time of day. Talk with your Pharmacist about it, because it CAN make a big difference.
What is your eating like? Are you getting lots of fruit/veges - especially dark, leafy greens? They can help your mood as can ensuring that you get enough quality protein, not the protein from processed meats.
Are you expecting too much of yourself, too soon? Try writing a small list of what you want to achieve during the day, and put the more important stuff at the top. Cross it off as you go. Sometimes just seeing the lines going through the list can motivate you to do more! BUT it also gives you peace of mind know that you have at least achieved what you realistically set out for yourself.
You cleaned your car - that is a work-out in itself so don't stress about not doing your "official" workout. BTW, if you use your Fitness Tracker, you can manually enter Car Wash into it. Just go to this link and put in your weight and the time it took to wash the car, then click "Show Me". I use this myself :-) The Car Wash is in the "Home & Daily Life Activities" near the bottom. www.primusweb.com/cgi-bin/fpc/actcal c. pl
Hi Miller - Unfortunately this is very normal for me, but the thing is that I feel fatigued all day but then I feel guilty that I haven't done anything I'm suppose to do. See I feel like I have a good sleep, like I sleep the whole night and then I feel so tired I need to sleep during the day i'm always taking 3 hour or longer naps. Even though I get a full 8-10 hour sleep.
Hmm, i'm on medication I'm on prozac and welbutrin and I take that around lunch time, the welbutrin is new but i've been this way for months. Maybe even years and it just gets to me once in awhile.
I'm not unusually depressed either but i'm snapping a lot faster then I used to. My boyfriend gets mad about dropping something and I loose it on him for getting upset. Or he'll talk about certain things with his xbox friends and I'll just get so cranky. I actually have to see my doctor tomorrow.
In the end I ended up forcing myself to get up and do things, like the garbage and recycling, clean my car, laundry , fix the door knob. I didn't get around to my workout which I was kind of disappointed about.
Hi CANDICE, I'm sorry you're having trouble with fatigue. We have several members who are struggling with the same thing (see the "I'm Having a Bad Day" topic on this team to see some of their posts).
Is this normal for you? Do you usually have trouble with exhaustion during the day and feel as if you've been up all night? Are you sleeping well, or do you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep?
Are you on medications? Some medications cause drowsiness and some cause insomnia. If your medications are causing the problem, you may want to change the time of day or night that you take it.
Are you unusually depressed? The reason I'm asking so many questions is to try and narrow down what the specific problem could be. If this has gone on for a while, have you discussed it with your doctor? I think it would be a good idea.
On the other hand, if this is just a one-day thing that's happening on your day off, I would be inclined to think that your mind and body just feel like resting on your day off and I would try to do what I absolutely HAVE to do and then let myself rest.
I hope you feel better tomorrow!
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It's my day off and I have absolutely no motivation to do anything except sleep. I just feel really really tired, exhausted actually and I haven't really done anything but it feels as if I were up for the whole night. It stinks because I have a lot of things to do it's just I don't feel like doing any of it. Any suggestions on how I could get over this rut?
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