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sleeping through depression



May 25, 2009
I sleep on and off all day and sleep all night too. When I wake its usually to eat and I have about two days a week when I have to do things so I get up then.

Since I was diagnosed with psychotic depression, I got prescribed medication that made me balloon with weight gain. I am huge now and now have been diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

My next step would be to get a part-time job, but I am scared of the commitment. I have no aims apart from wondering when I will pass away. Whenever I try and do anything it leads to more depression as I am so far away from where I want to be, I think I'm past the point of no return. I am ashamed of my appearance, ashamed of my lifestyle and have withdrawn from a lot of relationships, although I still put on a facade for some people.

Has anyone else got this low? I can't seem to stay awake if I'm on my own in my flat no matter what else I have to do - bed beckons and its pull is overwhelming.


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May 25, 2009
I understand how you feel about the feeling ashamed of your appearance and life and withdrawing from people. This is the same for me. I suppose the best way of coping varies for different people, but my current plan to deal with how I feel is to find a new hobby. Something not too stressful, and where there aren't too many people. I suppose for me its a distraction, and a way of trying to build a new friendship as I seem to have removed myself from existing ones.

Re getting a part time job, what about getting with an agency? Then you;re not too committed and you can work when you want for as long as you want. You could start off just doing a week holiday cover somewhere, something like that and see how you go.

Good luck with everything :)


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Founding Member
Mar 17, 2008
When I had my last bout of major depression even doing daily activities became such a chore and overewhelmeing.

Part of my recovery was to do things slowly and aim for little things rather than big things to start with.

Take care and good look with the job. Agency can be a good option and gives you inital flexibilty with the oppetunity to look for somewhere that you could settle?

Take care