For many of us who struggle with depression, it’s hard to remember a time when fatigue wasn’t a part of our lives. When we did not feel the fatigue of the bones. Not only is “I need a nap” tiring. But she’s totally, totally, totally exhausted.
What is the feeling of fatigue and depression?
Depressive exhaustion is different from physical exhaustion. Although we may be broke after a good walk around the country, we often leave a little energized, despite our sore muscles. Exhaustion from depression gives us all of the crushed buzz and none of the energetic buzz.
our The head is fuzzy. Obscurity can get into our vision, making it blurry around the edges, and our hearing may feel similar. We may have a file Long-term headache. Our head can feel very heavy on our neck. Temperature control has become a thing of the past. Either we can’t warm up, or we can’t cool down, or both (sometimes at the same time). Our limbs feel like dead weights. It is as if someone has placed an invisible tap on our fingers and toes and drained every last bit of energy from our bodies.
We make an increasing number of Errors. We are more nervous, more tearful, maybe more irritable. Fatigue affects Special ServicesSo let’s start forget thingsWe struggle to review our thinking or solve a problem, and we may react to things without thinking. We often feel like we’ve gone so far that we feel like we’re living in a parallel world.
Sleep is the usual solution to exhaustion. But the fatigue of depression can be a little different.
depression It can make sleeping difficult, which feels all kinds of cruelty when it also makes us so exhausted. It can make it difficult for you to fall asleep, stay asleep, and get restful, refreshing sleep.
If we can eventually fall asleep, and magically stay asleep for a reasonable number of hours, we can still wake up feeling more tired than we slept.
food and fatigue
An inadequate diet can drain our energy. At the same time, the more tired we get, the more difficult it is to manage an adequate diet.
sometimes We may have to rely on it Frozen foods, ready meals, deliveries, or support from friends or family. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that – we do whatever we need to do to beat it. On days when we don’t have the energy to cook, we can have “spare” foods like cereals – a little preparation, but nutrients are often added on purpose.
money It can be tight when we are feeling unwell, which can further affect the food intake. There is help available if that applies to us. food pantry Up and down the country helping the people in our site. We are not alone, and there are options.
Since we often struggle to eat a varied diet and may struggle to leave the house often, we may feel deficient.
It is worth going to our GP for some basic tests. Some of the most common deficiencies, such as iron, It can greatly increase our tiredness. If we are deficient in something like iron, our GP can support us to bring the balance back to our levels.
If we are someone who really struggles to get enough and a variety of food, it may also be helpful to talk to your GP about how we can ensure we are getting the essential nutrients we need, within a range of what is practical. It can be achieved for us at that time.
Depression, anxiety and stress
depression, worryand stress often go together. stress and Anxiety can increase our stress because they are exhausting our energy. This means that any energy we have is burned very quickly.
There are things we can do reduce our anxiety or stress levels. we may need the support To do or get there, making changes can be difficult when our moods and energy levels are at rock bottom. It’s always good to have some support if we need to.
Medication side effects
mental health drugs It can cause drowsiness, drowsiness, insomnia, “spaced” feelings, and fatigue. The tricky thing is that it’s often hard to tell if something we’re facing is a file Medication side effects or depression.
If we can write down our energy levels over time, it can help us track whether there are any associations between a new or modified medication and our fatigue levels. Sometimes it is useful to chat with a close friend or family member as he may have spotted or be able to remember changes that we haven’t noticed. If we have any concerns we need to speak to our prescriber, as there are often options open to us, but they will be very individualized.
Neurotransmitters and hormones
neurotransmitters Research continues, but evidence suggests links between depression, neurotransmitters, and hormones.
We all have hormones that regulate our sleep cycle, hunger levels, happiness levels, and other rhythms and systems within our bodies.
Depression can make these things stumble. This means that we may feel sleepy during the day, but not at night, for example. Research continues on how all of these things are related, and there are often discussions.
But what is very clear is that depression It’s not our fault. they were Don’t be lazy; There are potential biological reasons why we feel so tired.
Motivation, Overthinking, and Brain Spirals
Depression and fatigue often come with a lot of thought.
our Stimulate It may not actually exist. At the same time, we may think about everything (which requires a lot of energy). Despite our lack of motivation, we may continue to push ourselves beyond the point of exhaustion, to avoid perceived judgments from others, or to hide our struggles. We don’t need to hide our struggles, but It can be hard to say we’re not okay.
The more tired we get, the more difficult it becomes to think correctly. We can become increasingly paranoid. Our overthinking and ramps The brain begins to spiral. If we don’t feel any motivation for the future, we can get in quickly “What is the point of me?” Thoughts.
Overthinking such snails can continually swing into the background. Whether we’re cooking tea for the kids, sitting at work, getting up at 2 a.m., trying to watch TV, or sitting on the bus, these ideas are rocking. Tinnitus takes energy. So it exacerbates our exhaustion.
Talk ourselves round
Depression is often associated with negative thoughts. Negative thoughts can range from annoying and annoying to Unsafe.
We often spend a lot of mental energy talking about ourselves. We may have tons of automatic thoughts every day. Ideas like “My best friend hates me”And the “My family would be better off without me.”And the ‘I should engage in unsafe behavior’And the “I don’t deserve to eat / be warm / exist”And the “I’m the father of the trash”… and on and on and on. and on.
Every time we have one of these thoughts, we can either deal with it, ignore it, or challenge it. The choice we make will depend on the thought, where we are, what we are doing, our mood that day, and how much energy we have. But no matter what the day may be, we will almost certainly challenge at least some of these ideas. It’s a mental battle that can go on while we’re queuing for coffee, looking after our niece, sitting at our desk, or anywhere else, at any time of the day or night.
It is very draining.
There are many different factors that can lead to depression fatigue. Oftentimes, they can create a “chicken and egg” situation: exercise can energize us, but we need energy to exercise.
Different aspects of our disease can be mixed. It is often difficult to untangle the various threads of life to see what is going on. Sometimes we might end up playing “whit the mole” for a while.
The only sure thing is that depression is not our fault. We are not lazy. There is nothing to be ashamed of. We deserve help and support. We deserve rest as much as we need.
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