stuck in molasses
February 14, 2015 6:36 AM   Subscribe

i'm not even sad, but i can't get moving. help me get out of bed.

i'm diagnosed with some flavor of depression/general anxiety. i have been diagnosed for like 10 years. i am seeing a therapist and a psychiatrist and on medication. i am a full-time grad student with a job.

i am depressed in a way i don't remember being, though. i am sleeping forever and not getting out of bed. i can convince myself to get up and go when 100% necessary. i can do most of my work from home, but i'm only doing the absolute minimum. i'm showing up to class and doing homework. i'm smart enough to skate by without doing a lot of work - for right now.

i'm not even sad. i don't feel anything at all. this has only been going on a week but it's kind of scaring me. any suggestions to get my spark back really, really appreciated.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
You need to speak to your doctors. You may need a tweak in your meds, or you may need to try something new.

Don't let this drag on. Make an appointment ASAP.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:50 AM on February 14, 2015 [2 favorites]

Yes, you need to tell your doctors what is going on with you.
posted by Bretley at 6:52 AM on February 14, 2015

Could it be mono?
posted by heatherann at 7:15 AM on February 14, 2015

Doctor doctor doctor. There are like a zillion medical conditions that could cause this kind of fatigue. (Short list: thyroid issues, low vitamin D, pernicious anemia, mono, Lyme, etc.) Any one of them could be causing this, and many of them are treatable. Or you could need a new med for the depression. Or both.

The sooner you see your doctor, the sooner this gets figured out. Good luck!
posted by pie ninja at 7:17 AM on February 14, 2015 [3 favorites]

This is something I struggle with, and it's worse in the winter when it's dark and cold. So, this time of year is the worst for it if you are in the Northern Hemisphere. Have you tried a "happy light,"--those really bright lights for people who get Seasonal Affective Disorder? It can't hurt.
posted by Violet Hour at 8:31 AM on February 14, 2015

posted by Miko at 10:42 AM on February 14, 2015

Oh, when you aren't feeling anything at all, that is called chronic depression. Medication is the only thing that will get you out of it. And, a warning, it's going to hurt like hell when you first start to come out of it. Have a back up plan in place (hospital, friends or family to stay with) so that you don't become a statistic.
posted by myselfasme at 11:04 AM on February 14, 2015 [2 favorites]

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