Belugabear

74d

When you’re going through a bad depressive episode do you feel physically week? I’m having a really horrible mental health day and even something as simple as standing feels exhausting and I can’t even do things like turn door knobs. Writing this took forever because it’s hard to move my hands. I have chronic pain and fibromyalgia as well which don’t help, but I was curious if anyone’s mental health physically makes them weak like this.

Lethargy

Dizziness

Depression

acute lethargy

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  • sonicobsesinter

    74d

    Depression definitely can do that but the fibromyalgia definitely doesn't help. Legit, I'm going through a similar thing and would love to talk if you feel up to it.

  • Moomoo72

    74d

    Absolutely. It genuinely takes a lot of my physical energy when my mental energy is gone. Just being awake is exhausting. The thought of having to stand up makes me tired, and doing dishes or laundry just seems impossible. I could no more stand at the dryer and fold clothes than I could run a marathon.

    • Belugabear

      74d

      that described it perfectly! I might steal some of what you said to explain to my family why I’m incapable of helping around the house today because they don’t seem to get it

  • Liaissupercute

    74d

    YES! Me all the way some things just take so much energy! ❤️

  • breakingglad

    74d

    Yes I think so

  • AnimalBoy

    74d

    Depression can definitely be a contributor to chronic fatigue, I frequently go catatonic and cannot get up or do anything but sleep when it gets too bad.

    • Belugabear

      74d

      I have chronic fatigue anyway, today it felt doubled! Thank you for the comment!!

  • Captain_Honey

    74d

    I also have the same thing happen. I usually get so tired from doing simple things that I have to stay in bed. It's like my entire body is unable to do anything

  • JingleP

    73d

    I only have depression and it gives me various symptoms like feeling generally weak and dizzy/lightheaded so I absolutely relate. On worse depression days I find myself slowing down for simple movements like chewing, when I would be going faster on a better day

  • f_Felixx_x

    73d

    Yup. Theres a sound going around on TikTok about "peoples depression gets so bad they don't brush their teeth?" And it's absolutely true. Being both physically and mentally exhausted is just part of it

    • Belugabear

      73d

      omg yeah person hygiene gets sooo hard for sure

  • Skylar97

    73d

    I experience this too. I’ve found that lots of forms of stress, both internal (like mental health issues) and environmental (work, personal relationships etc.) can impact my body. I also know that my mom is the same way.

  • MarinaV

    73d

    yes, I do! I have other chronic pain so I feel like my body is already weak and worsens. when I’m depressed, I won’t want to do anything. I work from home but I’ll have zero energy to do that and it’s like my body’s light engine is off. I won’t want to eat anything and I’ll hardly drink water. I think with some chronic pain involved, it does kind of double in a way if you already experience that- or that’s in my experience at least

  • Jewelicorn

    73d

    Absolutely. I always get weak and tired when my mental health nose dives

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