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Depression - What do you do when you feel so overwhelmed it seems impossible to even get out of bed?
- 27 Jun 2013 by Anonymous
- 27 June 2013
Hi, I needed an answer 2 weeks ago, after 4 days wrestling with my pillow, I prayed, wished for the end. I called my clinic and went to ER where I met a fresh faced Psychiatrist who, after I told where my thoughts were and that the 4 and 5 week wait and see periods wudnt cut it and that I had been on all the SSRI, and except the MAOI & a few tricyclics something else more fast acting would be needed. He prescribed desiprimine 25mg 3 days, 50mg the next seven. I felt the almost amphetamine boost of energy on day 4. I was up and still anxious but able to crack a smile. I hope that you get some relief. I don't think we were made to exist like that, face down bedridden !
Hi, Chelle! Honey, as hard as it is, force yourself to get out of bed, take a shower, get dressed, eat a little something if you can. Every positive thing you do will help you feel a tiny bit better. Then, get yourself to a doctor, an ER if you have to. You can't take care of this by yourself ~ you need to get some help. If you want, feel free to post here any time. We're happy to help. You don't deserve to feel like this and it can get better!
Best wishes! WCV
ChelleKay, Hi hon. I was just about to close the computer down, and run to the store, and I came across your question and just had to answer it somehow. The other girls are amazing and you've already been given extra advice. but just like Wildcatvet said, and I too want to say to you, that you can always write here to the site, and you will get someone who will probably read it, that may be going through it themselves. There have been may times, and girl, I mean many, that I have literally done the exact thing. I'm not not talking impossible, I'm talking not doing it at all. I stayed in bed four days one time, while going through a tragedy, and my hubby said... get up now, or I'm calling 911. So I did. I cried sooo hard, angry at him. He said I smelled. Lol. and to get in the shower and clean up. It did make me feel better in the end, but there were so many things happening all at one time, and I cold never explain what I felt, at that very time.
But I knew something was definitely not right, and taking medication, and sleeping all the time wasn't in my favor at all. I've dealt with depression for sooo many long years, and had to find ways to beat it, before it beat me. I don't know if this will help, but for me, I thought about the others in my life. My future. I want to be as well as I can be, and not down a deep dark whole of depression, when I get to hold my first grandchild.When all of our kids are raised, I want to take a vacation, and lie on the beach, I dont care if I'm in my 90"s. Look up into the sky and breath in that ocean air with a big huge smile on my face. And to get there takes so much effort. I know. Wading through physical disabilities, severe chronic pain, Grief, Losing a friend and realizing it was your own fault, and missing her everyday. There are so many things that can try to bring us down, and keep us down more importantly. But there are some things called hope, faith, belief, determination, etc... There more powerful than what's trying to keep you overwhelmed, and you can use them and overpower that, but you have to have some want to. You just do, and you can. That's the beauty. You can overcome. Just think if you had no decision one way or the other. Your only decision wasn't a decision... it was a fact. You had to stay where you were. Wow, that would be devestating in so many words its unreal. Be thankful you have a choice and a say in whether you can do something about it at all. You need to cough up that little bit of hope you still have, and ask God or someone to make it grow bigger and bigger. You will began to see things in a different light. And you always have us dear friend. We love to help the hurting, from all the hurt we've been helped through. God Bless and take care, SS31-Ruth
Welcome to this website! I totally understand how you feel! Since I am typing with one hand cuz I broke my left wrist and I lay around more also! I feel up sometimes and down other times! I am on medical leave and I was super stressed at work, so I needed this relaxation time but without the pain! I need all the support I can get, This site helps me tremendously! I seem to isolate a lot! So please respond to the getting out of bed question, cuz I need 2 know! Thanks for all replies! bless you all!
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