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ONE of my issues that keeps me from getting better is that I don't want to get out of bed in the morning. My husband has to come and get me up. I have no desire to do so. What are your feelings about this? Do you have the same issue? Do you have any suggestions?
 
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hi iamhopeful,
i fully emphasise with you, my best friend has to get me up every morning else i just wouldnt - and ive got kids waiting for me to get up!
i have no words of advice im afraid, just wanted to let you know, your not alone x
 
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Thanks for letting me know I am not alone. Perhaps someone will post who has a helpful suggestion for us. Do you have trouble staying up once your out of bed. I have to keep myself very busy or I will return to laying down somewhere in the house.
 
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oh im embarrassed to say, i only get up to do the school run, then i get back in bed till lunch time. my friend comes home at lunch and i usually manage to at least stay downstairs till the school run again! but i often nap on the sofa.
 
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Also have similar issues here.
It's not helped by the fact I have insomnia and I don't get off to sleep until the early hours of the morning.

Are you getting enough sleep?
Trouble is, depression can be so physically draining. Fatigue is one of the symptoms that I personally believe doesn't get enough recognition.

When I need to wake up, i'll set an alarm. Once i'm awake, I don't put it on snooze - yes that's a potentially dodgy game to play but if I know I can't count on a second alarm then I know I need to move my arse out of bed.
Also, sitting up when you're awake helps me. I know if I stay lying down the temptation to go back to sleep is too much.
I keep a bottle of water by my bed and take a drink when I wake up, it helps me to feel a bit more alert and in my body.

Those are the only few suggestions I have and they don't always work. But they're worth a go.
 
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Maybe I will try the sitting up. That sounds good. Perhaps, I'll try the water as well. I don't think the alarm would work for me. I do agree with you on the fatigue. When I spent all that time on the couch, my husband would ask me to go do things with him, but I felt just so exhausted all the time. I have hypersomnia(my therapist calls it)...meaning I spend too much time sleeping. Actually I spend too much time in the bed but do have trouble many nights getting to sleep. When I spend a day on the couch I don't sleep there either. I just drive myself crazy thinking negative thoughts. Husband says I can't get to sleep, I don't do anything to make me tired which is probably true.

Also, I lost a lot of weight during the worst time of this depression and that also makes me have less energy.

Thanks for your comments.
 
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