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What is the point....?

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echo66

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Nothing achieved this weekend (again...) just feel so exhausted, have slept a lot, but don't feel refreshed. Can't decide if the increase in AD's is helping or not, but then I don't know how bad I'd feel if I wasn't taking them... Knew they wouldn't be a magic cure-all but did think I'd feel better than I currently do after having been on them for 6 months... Pointless going back to a GP who has no real understanding of MH issues...and doesn't even monitor my AD dosage properly.

I feel I am 'doing' all the right things to try and improve my situation and how I feel, yet nothing is working... it's like I'm slowly grinding to a halt... I am wondering what is the point of even trying anymore.

Tired of fighting a battle I can't win.
 
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Fairy Lucretia

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hi xx
maybe you could ask to change your medication if the ones you are on now don't seem to be helping xx
is there a gp at your surgery who knows more about mental health than the one you see at he moment?

im really sorry you are struggling ,im sleeping lots too although i know it isn't good for me

lots and lots of love and :hug5: love from fairy lu xx
 
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Hey echo, I feel really tired right now too. I have been that way since I got home on Wednesday night last week. I'm trying to get my energy level back up so that I can take a desperately needed shower. I have really let my hygiene go the past few days. I also desperately need to do some cooking too, as I am the family cook, and we have veggies that are going to spoil if I don't prepare them soon.
I am working on keeping a regular schedule of eating and sleeping so that my life doesn't spiral out of control. I also listen to music that calms my nerves and lifts my spirits. I'm temporarily doubling my caffeine intake in the hopes that doing so will increase my energy levels.
I know it is just so frustrating when you are struggling to do all the right things and you just can't seem to get your energy levels up to normal. All I can say is that these 'dark' times do pass. I find it helps me to cope with these times if I just think of them as mini-vacations where, because of illness, I have to live a life of leisure for awhile. I think of it kind of like being semi-retired. It's not what I would of chosen for myself, but I figure I might as well try to enjoy it if I can. Are there any low-energy activities that you still enjoy doing, such as reading a novel, watching a movie at home, listening to music, or sitting in your garden? Are there any foods you still enjoy eating that are easy to prepare, or can you order delivery cheaply? Try to take things easy and enjoy yourself if you can. Try not to be so hard on yourself for being depressed. I hope you feel better soon.:hug1:
 
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I agree with a lot of what CLIS says. For me I have found to some degree the more I fight the less far I get. I try to not look to the endgame anymore ie getting better whatever that means. I try just to take it very slowly, one day at a time, and sometimes all I do is take each hour, each minute at a time. Sometimes less is more. I have only started to recently realise this. Mindfulness has been helpful for me. Really do hope things do improve for you xxxxx
 
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