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Lack motivation & functioning

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Just can't be bothered with anything.

No real drive to do anything. Dunno how much is medication &/or condition? Probably a combination of factors.

Flat is very dusty & a bit untidy. Am not eating enough - Not washing regularly.
 
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Please don't fall away. Try to eat something, then you'll have more energy to tackle your flat. Then you'll feel loads better. We're here fore you.
 
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Hi cpu. It's ebbs and flows. Sometimes inertia, sometimes not.

Do try and eat though, even if only little and often.

Hope things pick up for you, fella :hug1:
 
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Totally know that feeling. Sometimes it's a struggle to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

But I agree with Per Ardua, it comes and goes. Try to enjoy the spring, often the tweeting birds just help give you a bit more pep to do what's needed.

Stay strong my friend, it will pass :hug:
 
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Hi cpu, sorry you are feeling so low. I don't have any advice, just sending hugs.

Sarah xxx
 
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Hey cpu, how are you feeling today?

:hi:
 
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Sorry to hear you are struggling with this CPU. My own experience is that it's condition but that some medications possibly can exacerbate it.
 
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Hey Cpu, You are like the GOD FATHER of this forum, at least that's how I see you. Take it easy on yourself. What's most important at the moment, probably the food bit. Doesn't hurt any of us to be unwashed for a while, though may feel better to refresh yourself if you can. Sod the dust, do it when you can. What do you need at the moment? Sending you love. Everything passes. Can you stick your head out the window and just feel the sun on your face for a tiny while. Can you smile at nothing at all. Sending a good vibration your way. love D xxxxxx
 
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Thank you all for the replies. i managed a bath & shave this morning, & had a pizza for lunch. Spent the day mainly sleeping/resting, haven't been out.

Sorry to hear you are struggling with this CPU. My own experience is that it's condition but that some medications possibly can exacerbate it.
Thanks firemonkee, i think you're right. i've been under a lot of stress & worry as well, with a family member being very unwell, & these welfare reforms do my head in. i don't think i'm ever gonna be in the position of being able to work again.

i've argued a lot for healing & recovery over the years - But am more inclined these days to need to validate the effects of illness, especially on functioning.
 
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Nikita said:
We are all under pressure on the benefits front to prove we are ill in order to get our money,is that what you mean by being more inclined to validate the effects of the illness Cpu?
Yea. It does my head in. This constant worry about being able to keep my head above water, & worry about what i'm going to do for the next 25/30 years? i'm fucked with everything, have been since the last major episode.

Have tried my best with everything, & it's been a job to just maintain independent living - i can't cope with any more than that.

i don't really feel too well, haven't done for the past 5 or so years again, but this has been ongoing my whole life, especially the past 25/30 years. i don't think there will be some major breakthrough/recovery, at this stage, any more than there has been, & my overall functioning is very effected. Feel i can't cope with any more crap.
 
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Cpuusage.
Hi hope that you are ok.
You offer an immense amount of insight to this forum.
If there were a lot more people like you I feel psychological treatments for mental illness would be prominent.
Never let the inevitable isolation someone like you experiences, beat you ok?
We all are willing you back to health.
I think youve mellowed. I used to spar with you on Rethink years ago you were much harder to reason with than you are now. Your ideas are really thought provoking.
Best regards.
Itsmeagain.
 
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Cpuusage.
Hi hope that you are ok.
You offer an immense amount of insight to this forum.
If there were a lot more people like you I feel psychological treatments for mental illness would be prominent.
Never let the inevitable isolation someone like you experiences, beat you ok?
We all are willing you back to health.
I think youve mellowed. I used to spar with you on Rethink years ago you were much harder to reason with than you are now. Your ideas are really thought provoking.
Best regards.
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Thank you for the reply. i suppose i'm more inclined these days to see things as illness & acknowledge that there is a physiology/biology to it all & a valid role for medications.

i am still very much in favor of there being more in the way of psychological/social support & more humane treatment for people.
 
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cpu i think it's a shame that a ;ot of the off meds people who used to say they're well are now having to prove illness to the dwp, rather damages the argument

Funnily enough i don't like the changes, at one point had the i was stabilised on meds and fit for work argument pushed, rather dated now

things come and go swings and roundabouts, as descartes put it the only thing certain is i think therefore i am
 
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I do find busying myself if bad things going on, can take my mind off worries.

Know sometimes not that much help but definitely ring crisis lines or samaritans, always better out than in, cold showers work for me when really down and also even if it is only brief try to get out in the very fresh air, open windows of home, if too anxious to actually get out.

All can help a little.

Know it can be hard but try to retain some kind of mindfulness, ie focus on your senses and simply be grateful for the simple things ie simply that we hopefully all have the gift of sight.

Whatever will be, will be with the election - cannot see the tories being a majority party - guess we deal with that, when or hopefully even if the worst case scenario occurs.

Just some things that can work for me - if am to climb out of a slump.
 
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Hello, CPU, just hoping you're feeling better. Just doing the simple things gets me through my day, things as simple as getting a glass of water.
 
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