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I have no energy to do anything no matter how much I sleep, I can sleep 8 hours during the night and still have to take a long nap in the afternoon. Nothing I have tried seems to help, I have tried caffeine and all different supplements but nothing seems to give me the energy and motivation I need to get work done. It really makes me feel like a lazy failure and I struggle to get any tasks done during the day, even little things like showering and getting dressed.
 
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This is my life in the autumn and winter. Sunshine and a walk in the morning, antidepressant, and vit d, plus a sad lamp, help
 
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my average sleep each day is 14 hours ,im trying not to sleep during the day to make sure i sleep properly at night x
Tawnys ideas are good ,i hope they help
lots of love x Lu x
 
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i was on the opposite end of your problem. just recently, like the last couple weeks my normal sleep has returned for the first time in over half a year. never had insonmia problems.

i LOVE sleep now. but just like you it left me drained.
 
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This is my life in the autumn and winter. Sunshine and a walk in the morning, antidepressant, and vit d, plus a sad lamp, help
The thing is I really struggle with getting out of the house and I find that going outside makes me quite anxious
 
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I sleep loads too. I think it is having nothing else to do, so take up ones time sleeping. But if I can't sleep for some reason, I do feel tired very easily.
 
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You are not lazy for being tired and needing lots of sleep. Depression is so exhausting and often the only way through it is to sleep. I have found an antidepressant helpful.
 
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You are not lazy for being tired and needing lots of sleep. Depression is so exhausting and often the only way through it is to sleep. I have found an antidepressant helpful.
The main question I pose myself is “what if my therapist doesn’t want to opt for an antidepressant?”. I don’t wanna to tell them that I want antidepressants because they’re the professional and I feel I would be slightly disrespecting them.
 
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You have a right to make your feelings heard. I have made suggestions to my therapists in the past. I think you know your own feelings best and if you think it is something that could help it is a good idea to ask.
 
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The main question I pose myself is “what if my therapist doesn’t want to opt for an antidepressant?”. I don’t wanna to tell them that I want antidepressants because they’re the professional and I feel I would be slightly disrespecting them.
I think if it’s what you’ve decided you need then your therapist should respect that decision as you know yourself better than they do ;)
 

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