I lay in my bed all day long and i cannott make myself get out. i will go without eating just so i wont have to get out of the bed. i have no motivation to do anything not even playing ball with my son. this is getting the best of me and i dont know what to do. ive been taking citalopram and trazodone but all it helped was my mood. I still was very lethargic and couldnt sleep at all. there are nights i am up all night long. and i dont sleep during the day either.
Get out of the bed and do something during the day, then you'll sleep. Shame on you indulging yourself you have a child that needs you.
I would suggest you need to see the doctor who is giving you the medication you are taking. Doesn't sound like they are helping and perhaps making you feel worse. Might be a time for a change. It is true, however, sometimes you need to make yourself do things you don't feel like (been there). Try taking your son for a nice walk, get out of the house, make yourself do it.
See your doctor!
Needhelp4now-I am a bit confused as you have some sentences in past tense. Are you off the meds now? I would suggest calling your psychiatrist for an emergency appt. You should have a complete blood work up to check all of your levels and tell your doctor how you are feeling. Depression causes both mental and physical problems. I am sure that you love your son very much and want to spend time with him. Please call your doctor tomorrow. If you feel suicidal please call him/her right now. Are you the sole caregiver for your son? Are you taking care of his basic needs such as meals, teeth brushing, bathing, reading to him before he goes to sleep and cuddling with him? I hope that you do call your Doc tomorrow as nothing will get better in your life by laying in bed and pills can't cure all of our problems. I wish you the best. Kay
I know how you feel, I have to fight every morning to get myself out of bed.
But you have to be strong & fight. I don't have a child who need to be with me. My sons are grown now. I hate myself at time cuz I would just stay in bed but I have family who needs me, if only just to talk & spend time with.( I live with my Mom & Son). Yes I can't sleep much either. You have to go on with live if not for yourself than for your son he needs his Mommy. I'm here if you need to talk. take care!
I was I'm your shoes a few months ago. First, like everyone had said, you must see a doc asap, but second, it helps to take things one small step at a time, don't overwhelm yourself with ten thoughts at a time. Make yourself stay out of bed for the day, I think it will get better day by day if you can get a med Check. Please update, prayers
I must admit it has taken me a few hours to think about an appropriate response to your dilemma. There is no quick fix solution here. Nothing we have to say is going to matter if you don't take this seriously. We need to have dialogue to let us know we are at least reaching you on some level.
You are in some serious trouble at this point with your health, your family, and simply missing out on your life - and the life of your child, too. You cannot change the clock and go back to a better time. What you have is the "here and now" plus the rest of your life to make up for the one that is slowly slipping away.
It seems you have some deciding to do. Until you decide what it is that you want to do for the best and rest of your life... we can't help you. What is it that you need from us? Can you verbalize what challenges you are currently facing? You do have a child and that in itself can present unique challenges. Your decisions in life impact not only you but your child who looks up to you. Are you overwhelmed with everything at the moment? Step back if you are so that you can see more objectively. You don't have to make changes all at once... just start with one and commit to it.
Whether you are motivated, challenged or frustrated with your life... staying in bed and doing nothing is a choice. Can you look at the things you are "choosing" to do objectively so that you can make better choices for all of your remaining tomorrows? For instance, plan what you would like to accomplish tomorrow. Even if it is only one or two things... if you do those things... you are already favorably impacting what could be possible the next day. And, you get to take credit for having done something good for yourself and your family. Every good thing you accomplish will become a blessing to your family therefore everybody wins!
Wouldn't you like to try something different for a change? Can you talk about it so that you get the support that you need to implement those changes?
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