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I feel so much apathy some days. Just like staying in bed and disconnecting from everything else. I am at a point in my life where I feel stucked, no matter what I do, everything fails. I have been fighting and fighting for things that need to be done in my life so my life is " in order" and nothing happens. I lost my job last may and still unemployed. I am so afraid of the future.

Last year I fell into a huge dark hole and spent months without being able to get out of bed. Now I feel better because its summer here but to be honest there are some days I dont feel like doing anything, not even taking a shower. I lost interest in everything.. I am currently on Lexapol that makes my muscles very rigid. Lexapro does not make anything for my mood, just basically maintains me aluve.
 
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I feel so much apathy some days. Just like staying in bed and disconnecting from everything else. I am at a point in my life where I feel stucked, no matter what I do, everything fails. I have been fighting and fighting for things that need to be done in my life so my life is " in order" and nothing happens. I lost my job last may and still unemployed. I am so afraid of the future.

Last year I fell into a huge dark hole and spent months without being able to get out of bed. Now I feel better because its summer here but to be honest there are some days I dont feel like doing anything, not even taking a shower. I lost interest in everything.. I am currently on Lexapol that makes my muscles very rigid. Lexapro does not make anything for my mood, just basically maintains me aluve.
Its rubbish isn't it. I'm literally counting the hours. I've zero motivation.
 
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I've put on a few pounds. I do weight train five times a week and watch my diet closely. By rights, when I've calorie deficit to extent I am at the moment the weight should come down quite quick. If it doesn't then I'll have to seriously consider dropping the mirtazapine because I work hard to get in good shape.
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Thank you for reaching out
I feel the same as you feel. I’m on the size 10 before...now 12.
 
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Hi
Thank you for reaching out
I feel the same as you feel. I’m on the size 10 before...now 12.
You're doing well if you're staying at a 12, from what I've read elsewhere three or even four sizes isn't uncommon.
 
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You're doing well if you're staying at a 12, from what I've read elsewhere three or even four sizes isn't uncommon.
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I’ve been on Remeton for 2 months, already one size up. 3-4 size up. OMG Is it lower the metabolism or just increase appetite?
 
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Hi

I’ve been on Remeton for 2 months, already one size up. 3-4 size up. OMG Is it lower the metabolism or just increase appetite?
The drug is also used as an appetite stimulant by doctors and vets! I don't think it affects metabolism. I've read that quite a lot of people crave carbs so if you start gorging on carbs you'll quickly put on weight. Theres also evidence that your body uses more sugar from carbs. It seems that you females suffer more than as men though I've not found many men taking them.
 
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The drug is also used as an appetite stimulant by doctors and vets! I don't think it affects metabolism. I've read that quite a lot of people crave carbs so if you start gorging on carbs you'll quickly put on weight. Theres also evidence that your body uses more sugar from carbs. It seems that you females suffer more than as men though I've not found many men taking them.
Hi again
OMG
Yes I crave carbs...I love sweets. Ok I try not to eat them much. I also don’t want to be diabetic. Severe depression with dissociation/depersonalization is too enough for me to deal with. I don’t need any more issue. Thank you for information.
 
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Hi again
OMG
Yes I crave carbs...I love sweets. Ok I try not to eat them much. I also don’t want to be diabetic. Severe depression with dissociation/depersonalization is too enough for me to deal with. I don’t need any more issue. Thank you for information.
Just keep a count of what you eat and exercise - exercise is the only thing that snaps me out of my apathy.
 
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Just keep a count of what you eat and exercise - exercise is the only thing that snaps me out of my apathy.
Hi again

I was sooooo apathetic when I was on Lexapro(15years). Not depressed but indifferent. That’s one of the reasons I quit it But now....relapse of depression.
I have to take med again...so ironical. Then med causes me weight gain. So far one size😱...... but if I quit Remeton, I cannot sleep, worse I have to suffer severe withdrawals again as Lexapro did.
Yes i’ll pay attention on food exercise consumption more. I’m too depressed to exercise right now.
 
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I had kind of a bit of apathy for a good long while. I say "kind of" because it's more like "meh", but you had also said that later in this thread.

The disappointment about the med related weight gain made me sad and then I became numb, I guess. It wasn't until my husband started saying something about it that I really started doing anything. Like @Catty5 I was too depressed to work out for a long time. Then I started adding a little yoga and stretching. Wasn't enough! I'm now trying intermittent fasting and one day was so furious that I had a nice little intense work out again after years! The fasting, at first, actually made me pretty euphoric. That lasted about a week and then I got emotional again. To be fair, my period had started. Bleh! And I kind of stopped the fasting for a few days because of ravenous hunger. I fasted again last night, finally, but had a nice late and filling dinner. (14hours. made it up in the morning). Anyway, during this time (it's been less than a month) I lost 2lbs, but then I gained back 1lb. Maybe that's just bloat, but I don't know. I'll be utterly frustrated if I don't lose more weight and especially, if I don't keep it off...just the thought makes me frustrated!!

Oh, btw, I'm not on the med you take, but I take Zoloft and was on Abilify for a short time last year. I originally thought the weight gain was just due to the Abilify, but the Zoloft is proving to cause difficulty in losing weight too. I wasn't ravenous last night or this morning...or even now, but I've been ravenous a lot in my time of this fasting. I'm thinking about how I didn't really feel that hungry when I wasn't fasting, but I ate out of habit/need to take meds, which makes me wonder if I should just fast like this forever. Is that healthy?? i mean, really I'm only cutting out snacking before bed and delaying breakfast...hell, I don't even know if I'm even cutting that many or any calories during the day...not sure if I need to, I mean, doesn't just being in a hungry state for so long burn the extra calories?? I'm not saying it right. Sorry, I'm tired. And sorry this post got sooo long. Geez! I was just trying to make a connection and then I start rambling on about myself. Sorry. Perhaps it was insightful though to you or your readers.
 
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I had kind of a bit of apathy for a good long while. I say "kind of" because it's more like "meh", but you had also said that later in this thread.

The disappointment about the med related weight gain made me sad and then I became numb, I guess. It wasn't until my husband started saying something about it that I really started doing anything. Like @Catty5 I was too depressed to work out for a long time. Then I started adding a little yoga and stretching. Wasn't enough! I'm now trying intermittent fasting and one day was so furious that I had a nice little intense work out again after years! The fasting, at first, actually made me pretty euphoric. That lasted about a week and then I got emotional again. To be fair, my period had started. Bleh! And I kind of stopped the fasting for a few days because of ravenous hunger. I fasted again last night, finally, but had a nice late and filling dinner. (14hours. made it up in the morning). Anyway, during this time (it's been less than a month) I lost 2lbs, but then I gained back 1lb. Maybe that's just bloat, but I don't know. I'll be utterly frustrated if I don't lose more weight and especially, if I don't keep it off...just the thought makes me frustrated!!

Oh, btw, I'm not on the med you take, but I take Zoloft and was on Abilify for a short time last year. I originally thought the weight gain was just due to the Abilify, but the Zoloft is proving to cause difficulty in losing weight too. I wasn't ravenous last night or this morning...or even now, but I've been ravenous a lot in my time of this fasting. I'm thinking about how I didn't really feel that hungry when I wasn't fasting, but I ate out of habit/need to take meds, which makes me wonder if I should just fast like this forever. Is that healthy?? i mean, really I'm only cutting out snacking before bed and delaying breakfast...hell, I don't even know if I'm even cutting that many or any calories during the day...not sure if I need to, I mean, doesn't just being in a hungry state for so long burn the extra calories?? I'm not saying it right. Sorry, I'm tired. And sorry this post got sooo long. Geez! I was just trying to make a connection and then I start rambling on about myself. Sorry. Perhaps it was insightful though to you or your readers.
Thank you for reaching out
So you’re trying sooooo hard to lose weight...
It’s hard to lose weight when we’re on meds. And i’m too depressed to do exercise right now. I used to go to a gym 2 a week.
Antidepressants cause weight gain. Remeron and other Tricyclics really cause weight gain. I don’t want to take Remeron but I cannot take Seroquel or Trazodon to sleep even if most people can do so.
 
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I am in the opposote side. Im trying to gain a little bit of weight. My anxiety kills all my food calories.

When I started with antidepressants I gained a lot of weight, but after some years I started loosing all those extra kilos, I guess that was the point where antidepressants stopped working for me as good as the had been working.

At the present time I feel I need bit of extra weight. Some months ago I went to a doctor for a problem I had on the shoulder and he asked me if something bad happened to me because I was too skinny.
To be honest, I do think I need a kilo more but I dont think I am too skinny. I asked my friends and they told me maybe a kilo more, but not more.

The good thing is that I eat chocolates and ice cream and have no weight ptoblems. Thanks anxiety for burning those calories!!!
 
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I am in the opposote side. Im trying to gain a little bit of weight. My anxiety kills all my food calories.

When I started with antidepressants I gained a lot of weight, but after some years I started loosing all those extra kilos, I guess that was the point where antidepressants stopped working for me as good as the had been working.

At the present time I feel I need bit of extra weight. Some months ago I went to a doctor for a problem I had on the shoulder and he asked me if something bad happened to me because I was too skinny.
To be honest, I do think I need a kilo more but I dont think I am too skinny. I asked my friends and they told me maybe a kilo more, but not more.

The good thing is that I eat chocolates and ice cream and have no weight ptoblems. Thanks anxiety for burning those calories!!!
Hi
Your metabolism is high?
I’m anxious..I eat sweets....gain more weight
 
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@Catty5 I have no idea if my metabolism is high but I eat all type of sweets and have no weight problems. It must be the anxiety, because when I take too much alprazolam I gain weight. Probably my never ending anxiety speeds up my metabolism. Well I always walk a lot also.
 
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@Catty5 I have no idea if my metabolism is high but I eat all type of sweets and have no weight problems. It must be the anxiety, because when I take too much alprazolam I gain weight. Probably my never ending anxiety speeds up my metabolism. Well I always walk a lot also.
I wish I could be like you. You’re one of those lucky people who don’t need to worry about weight. I’m sure your metabolism is high.
Alprazolam causes weight gain?
 
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