Being mentally ill is making me physically ill.

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by pogosticker, Apr 24, 2012.

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  1. pogosticker

    pogosticker Well-Known Member

    I have no energy and feel really weak. My body just doesn't feel right. I need to sleep. Anyone else experiencing this? :(
  2. pickwithaustin

    pickwithaustin Staff Alumni

    These are normal, classic symptoms of depression. They could also be associated to medications you may be taking. Have you discussed this with your doctor or your case manager?
  3. Baldr

    Baldr Staff Alumni

    Experience it all the time.
  4. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Hiya, Pogosticker...Sure sounds like the physical side of depression! Perhaps your doc could help? I hope you feel better soon, hun!
  5. grei

    grei Well-Known Member

    You should also request labs be done to check other possible causes, especially thyroid levels. It's a hugely under-diagnosed contributor, maybe even cause, of depression - especially the physical symptoms associate with it (weakness, fatigue, listlessness, etc)
  6. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    All the time...I can be really tired and still not sleep at all...and in all sorts of physical pain always. Sorry you feel this way. :hug:
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