Feeling Defeated and Not Motivated

MKMGirl
on 6/10/21 11:05 am

I am in an all time funk. I am feeling so defeated with my health and life and cannot find the motivation to even help myself. Have you felt this way? How did you get through it? I just spent two days in bed and I have never been through anything like this before. Ive been crying off and on with no specific reason why. I am in tears as I type this.

Citizen Kim
on 6/10/21 11:55 am - Castle Rock, CO

Do you have a psychiatrist because this sounds like clinical depression which requires medication? If you already take medication, it may well need adjusting.

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hollykim
on 6/10/21 12:19 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On June 10, 2021 at 6:05 PM Pacific Time, MKMGirl wrote:

I am in an all time funk. I am feeling so defeated with my health and life and cannot find the motivation to even help myself. Have you felt this way? How did you get through it? I just spent two days in bed and I have never been through anything like this before. Ive been crying off and on with no specific reason why. I am in tears as I type this.

I agree that you need to see your physician ASAP. There is help for you and no need to suffer like this.

 


          

 

Cathy H.
on 6/10/21 1:09 pm
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I agree with Citizen Kim! I have clinical depression and I was feeling just like you are. It took me a year to realize that the antidepressant I had been taking for 17 years had stopped working! It took another year for my doctor and I trying other medications and dosages to find the right one. Now I am feeling almost back to normal. Please see you doctor about this ASAP!! And I hope you're feeling better soon!

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Jmm4321
on 6/10/21 7:47 pm

There are many people suffering various forms of depression these day, so you are definitely not alone. It's a great reflection on you that you recognize there's an issue and have reached out for help. The advise above about talking to your doctor right away seems to make the most sense.

Good luck and know you're not alone.

Veggiewoman
on 6/11/21 12:30 pm
RNY on 01/01/14

Yes yes I get it TOTALLY.

I think I've been depressed and medicating w excess food pretty much all my life .

At least I'm still alive and trying to do better.....

White Dove
on 6/12/21 8:07 am

I am 73 years old and have never been depressed. I have had setbacks, sadness, and more health issues than most people would ever guess. For me, the glass has always been half full.

Depression is a disorder that a person needs to own. Owning it means that you take the steps necessary to deal with it and to get better. An alcoholic who admits to being an alcoholic, but refuses to stop drinking is admitting the problem, but not owning it.

You need to see a doctor and get help. It might be medicine, therapy or both. You need to follow through with the treatment and work on getting better. If you cannot get to a doctor today, then go to an emergency room or urgent care. Start getting help immediately and then get more help as needed. There is no reason to live in depression.

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Jhens7
on 6/13/21 10:23 pm - Hamilton, OH

Hello friend my name is Jessica and like yourself i am in a funk. Sometimes its easier to stay in bed for days and not face the world head on (even just the mere thought alone is extremely overwhelming and intimidating! Believe me, I know) but what ive learned is that if I try to do anything in life on my own, by my own terms, then thats exactly where I stay. In the bed, in my own sad world, feeling helpless. Ive also learned that having anyone in your life no matter who it is, to hold u accountable is so very helpful! Having someone there to motivate and encourage you and just to remind you from an outside-of-your-mind perspective of what we cant see in ourselves at the time can be more helpful and healing than you know. If your anything like me, than being left in your own thoughts is super self destructive and only digs the hole that much deeper when we are already having a tough enough time seeing the light. I hope things get better for you. Im here if you want to talk

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