Battling constant fatigue

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by claycad, Oct 7, 2006.

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  1. claycad

    claycad Well-Known Member

    I was wondering how other people with depression battle constant fatigue? I have tried eating healthy, getting all my servings of fruit and veggies hoping it would help. I’ve taken up jogging everyday for quite a while hoping the exercise would boost my energy. I’ve been taking multi-vitamins and other supplements that are supposed to increase energy. Nothing seems to work. I usually sleep a good 8 or 9 hours at night and get up in the morning, go jogging, eat breakfast all that good stuff, but within an hour or so of being up I just want to sleep more. I can fight off sleep by watching TV or a movie, surfing the internet, playing video games, stuff that don’t take a lot of energy. But anytime I try to do something productive like clean up my apartment, work on a homework assignment, do laundry etc, I can only do so much before I am so tired I can do nothing but take a nap. In between what I sleep at night and all the naps I take during the day, I sleep probably 14 hours or more per day. When I am awake, I am far too tired to really do anything. I can’t get anything productive done. Are there any suggestions for fighting off this fatigue and getting productive things done? I can live without cleaning my apartment, but I am so far behind in homework that I am close to failing out of school this semester if I don’t get caught up.
     
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  2. since you already tried all the normal stuff, only thing left to try is Reiki:
    http://www.reiki.org/ReikiStories/ReikiStories.html

     
  3. claycad

    claycad Well-Known Member

    I believe that things like Reiki only work if you believe they will work. You know, power of suggestion. If you believe it will work then it will work. I don't believe it would work so therefore it wouldn't work for me. Thanks for the suggestion though.
     
  4. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    The fatigue part really sucks, do you ever kinda feel fatigue and kinda sick but your not?
     
  5. claycad

    claycad Well-Known Member

    I feel like I am getting sick a lot. Like you know how before you catch cold or get the flu you get the irritating scratch in the back of your throat and you know you are going to get sick. I get that scratch a lot. I always feel like I am always on the verge of getting ill, but never do. Is that kind of what you are talking about? The fatigue is the same way. Like the fatigue you get when you have the flu. All you want to do is lie in bed and sleep. That's the fatigue I feel everyday, but I’m not ill...not physically ill anyway.
     
  6. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

  7. claycad

    claycad Well-Known Member

    Hm, i was reading the syptoms and they fit perfect. I guess that's what it is. Too bad there is really a cure for it.
     
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