What do you do when your depression causes you to be extremely tired and makes you unable to function?

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I've been trying to do simple things like walking and making food but I get so tired that I just don't do them. I need energy to do things. I mean I have an apartment which means I need a job in order to pay for rent. What do I do if I can't work? I'm far too exhausted.
 
IWTD

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I’m learning a lot! Wonder if it’s depression that is causing me to be completely exhausted
 
glittergore

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They only thing that has ever helped me get out of this bone-deep exhaustion was going on medication.
 
Chiyuki99

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Lately I really enjoy going for long walks, be it alone or with a friend. Walking makes me feel like doing something productive so I don't feel completely useless.
 
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if you cant socialize or not the type who reads or writes books , make plans of a long trip off the grid with professional 250 $ crossbow with a friend or 2 or 3 ....and later or meanwhile write a book of your choice for profit but for fun or raw interest at the start then maybe it makes a good boook..in general if you cant socialize which i think you should atleast with your close relatives like parents , try making a plan for travel or income gaining it makes it interesting for me and you just need internet. But people is a good thing if you dont have shame issues..
 
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I've been trying to do simple things like walking and making food but I get so tired that I just don't do them. I need energy to do things. I mean I have an apartment which means I need a job in order to pay for rent. What do I do if I can't work? I'm far too exhausted.
For me I find that eating and energy and exercise are all connected. All parts of an essential chain. The trouble is many times depression makes me lose my appetite. I just don't want the hassle of making food and eating. A gradually get tired, lethargic and lose weight.

Recently I'm trying to make sure I eat something. Something easy and basic but nutritious. I pour some oats into a bowl with some almonds. Then pour in some milk and a bit of honey. Leave it for 30 minutes and then eat what I can. Even if it's just a bit, I can always put the bowl in the fridge for a bit later.

Have a peanut butter sandwich. Have an apple (fibrous food which can also help teeth and gums), kiwi fruit. Basic and cheap stuff that packs a lot of nutrition.

As for exercise, that's something that you need to do otherwise it's a downward spiral of tiredness. Just do a bit of exercise. A bit is better than none at all. Walking is good. Also press ups. Just do a a few throughout the day. Little and often.

This is what works for me personally. But even then I can be so down that I have no motivation to eat or exercise.

Hope this helps in someway. Good luck
 
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I've been trying to do simple things like walking and making food but I get so tired that I just don't do them. I need energy to do things. I mean I have an apartment which means I need a job in order to pay for rent. What do I do if I can't work? I'm far too exhausted.

If you are too exhausted to work or do everyday activities you could talk to a doctor and see if your fatigue is due to physical illness or psychological problems. Since you posted this in Recovery I assume you want to get better, so maybe a visit or a phone call to your health care provider could be a first step.

I’ve been living with chronic fatigue for a long time, I know how hard it is. I am sorry you find yourself in this situation.

All the best to you!
 
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I've been trying to do simple things like walking and making food but I get so tired that I just don't do them. I need energy to do things. I mean I have an apartment which means I need a job in order to pay for rent. What do I do if I can't work? I'm far too exhausted.
This!!!!
 
Finally_Free

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If you are too exhausted to work or do everyday activities you could talk to a doctor and see if your fatigue is due to physical illness or psychological problems. Since you posted this in Recovery I assume you want to get better, so maybe a visit or a phone call to your health care provider could be a first step.

I’ve been living with chronic fatigue for a long time, I know how hard it is. I am sorry you find yourself in this situation.

All the best to you!
Although not officially diagnosed, I can say I suffer from chronic fatigue as well. In my case is a mix of extreme anxiety and visual/sound processing disturbances, which makes functioning a burden, specially at work.

May I ask what is the cause of your disorder and howndo you deal with it?
 
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Although not officially diagnosed, I can say I suffer from chronic fatigue as well. In my case is a mix of extreme anxiety and visual/sound processing disturbances, which makes functioning a burden, specially at work.

May I ask what is the cause of your disorder and howndo you deal with it?

I have ME/CFS which is a combination of chronic fatigue and chronic pain. There is no definite answer to what causes this disease, but it is classified as a neurologic disorder. I did therapy and took various drugs, and both have helped, but nothing cured me.
 
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I sit and do nothing tbh. I still need to overcome that one somehow.
 
Finally_Free

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I have ME/CFS which is a combination of chronic fatigue and chronic pain. There is no definite answer to what causes this disease, but it is classified as a neurologic disorder. I did therapy and took various drugs, and both have helped, but nothing cured me.
Im sorry about that, I can image how much suffering you've been through :/ My disorder seems to have no cure either... That sucks so much
 
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