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Summer1980

541d

The last couple of days it's been hard to get out of bed. I'm getting plenty of sleep but it's like my anxiety and depression is at its peak. I'm taking Zoloft 50 mg. 😢 Is there anything else I can do to help me get my energy and thrive back ? will energy drinks help or is that silly to think that?

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    • IssaMaggie

      534d

      Energy drinks might make your anxiety worse with the amount of caffeine. At least that is what caffeine does for me. I have to be careful how much I consume or my anxiety skyrockets

    • IssaMaggie

      534d

      Energy drinks might make your anxiety worse with the amount of caffeine. At least that is what caffeine does for me. I have to be careful how much I consume or my anxiety skyrockets

    • Thundergal

      538d

      I had the world worst rough week this week. Last time I had a week like this was September 2020. I was thankful I was able to meet up with my close friend like family today and for her hugs mean so much to me during the pain I’m experiencing. I’m trying to do positive distraction coping skills this weekend

    • Nightreader

      540d

      Do u have a routine down or maybe set urself a bare minimum routine? Like when I don't want to shower I'm like ok but I at least have to wash my hair. Gets me a good start to my day and I usually end up completing the full shower/ task. The hardest part is getting started it's a mental block. I will sometime give myself small commands if getting out of bed to go to another room is too hard I break it down. Ok I'm going to sit up ( and I do) now I'm going to stand up. Etc. It would also be good to give yourself encouragement while doing the tasks like good job, perfect etc. Hope this helps 😉

      • Summer1980

        539d

        @Nightreader trying to motivate myself. Even got a calendar and put down what time to set my alarm and work. I set multiple alarms for the morning, but it's like my body feels paralyzed while my brain is saying get up. I don't know what's worse , the anxiety to face the day or the motivation that is lacking. Once I'm up it gets better but I don't ever remember feeling so drained after sleeping all night. I'm 42 so could I be going thru some kind of chemical change or early menopause? ? Today I bought an energy drink red bull. I could tell it worked but I crashed 💤 at 5 and took a 2 hours nap. That was not a good idea lol now I'm wired but laying down to try and relax my mind.

        • thisgirl2311

          538d

          @Summer1980 I'm close to your age and since the 15th of this month (October) I have been feeling the same way. I don't get out of bed at all though. My husband is worried about me. Im worried about me. I never felt this paralyzed before. I told him when I get up I have an instant stomach ache, and then I just can't get up at all. I never thought of the change I thought that happened in our 50's? I am going to read about that now. Please let me know if you got up and better. I'd like to know what worked for you. Thank you

    • BeanBetter

      540d

      You need a holistic approach before you go with medication. I would get a sleep study done. I would also look at what your eating and when. I think modafinil could be a good possibility if things don't change.

    • Hollybelle

      540d

      Do you take your Zoloft in the morning or at night? My mom had to switch hers to night or she'd be falling asleep or dragging during the day. I was on it for a month and just felt sluggish all the time so the Dr swapped to something else.

      • Summer1980

        540d

        @Hollybelle I take it in the morning. I try for like 2 hours to get the energy to get out of bed lately. This is a drastic change for me.

    • Summer1980

      541d

      😥

    • Micheleh1

      541d

      Maybe your doctor can up your medication. I went from 25 to 100 mgs and it worked great.

      • Summer1980

        541d

        @Micheleh1 how soon did u see an improvement? Idk why this has worked for years and now I'm feeling this way and overwhelmed..! ??

        • Micheleh1

          541d

          @Summer1980 My doctor started me at 25 mgs and went up each week until I got to 100mgs. That is when I felt like myself again. I know how hard it is!

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