Ok im on cymbalta for depression,xanax for anxiety and have social phobia,So I have low energy levels,I have Pcos too so it might be hormone related but i still have NO energy..I have been given Rx prescriptions for b12 energy take b supplements and maybe 1 time a week energy but it crashes normally after i eat... Does anyone else have this problem? I need advice on what to do and get out of this slump! Thanks
How do you get energy back when you ARE depressed and have anxiety?
- 8 May 2013 by bamamichelle78
- 3 June 2013
- cymbalta, xanax, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, back pain, generalized anxiety disorder, polycystic ovary syndrome, chronic pain, hormone, energy
Still trying to find some myself. People assume bc I am on adderall and have ADHD. I'm running around like crazy not really I'm tired a lot and it's hard to do certain things. If it's your hormones which I still think mine is bc I was told they low. They should do a blood test
Hello. The one thing you don't mention is exercise. Any type will do. Walking, running, swimming, whatever. Your Doctor could send you to PT so you can start working the kinks out of you. I understand you are dealing with pain and Polyovariancystic disease has lots of side effects.
I take an antidepressant to counter the depression from my medication and Xanax to counter the anxiety from Prednisone. Stuff for my stomach and so on. And diabetes type2. The drowsiness after you eat may be diabetes. Have you been checked recently for this? Some medications produce diabetes and any weight gain may also begin the process.
Have you been reading on this disease? I don't know much about it and I hope someone here will fill in. I do recall fatigue as one if the symptoms. That is why exercise when not tired and sleep when very tired may work for you.
Talk with the doc who have you the cymbalta. Also talk with a therapist to aid in adjusting to this disease. Long term illness is exhausting to face and depression settles in. It happens to all of us and there is no stigma in it.
Wishing you more energy and better health, Karen
I too suffer from severe anxiety and depression. And like you it is vey challenging to even go for a leisurely walk with my family because suddenly i do not want to be around anyone besides my family or my doctor who is obviously trying to help me. But what I have noticed is helping me two fold is 1. Making fun future plans with my family, festivals, expos, go to the zoo, museums, picnics at the parks further from home, out to dinner with parents (we actually do a lot with my parents cuz it helps them to see me happy and doing something other than moping around)so it gets me out of the house, im spending quality time with my family and that makes me and all of them extremely happy. Hey, its not jazzercize, but it sure beats laying around all day wondering whats wrong with me making me more sad and anxious. Anybody get where im coming from.
So, i hope some of those ideas may be helpful for you to achieve... at least it may be a start. sorry if im rambling. i just joined and am SO excited to read everyones posts and think to myself WOW, sounds like :-)me
Yes, I have low energy most of the time too. Especially after i eat a big meal.
(which would be "normal for most". I combat this by eating small, frequent
healthy snacks ie: my favorites, Greek yougurt, jello with fruit, oatmeal with
butter etc. Also water, water and gatorade. I dread Big Holiday meals, -
think Thanksgiving 'cuz I feel like I have to lay down before the meal is even over..I try to take short walks daily. I hope these tips helped you!
Hi there Innerspirit here I feel that this is a common problem for many especially when compounded by family members. What works for me is a pet that you can communicate with. If its a dog you can take it for walks to get your vitamin d and exercise at the same time. Take a warm bath with epsom salt and relax your body. Join a club where you can participat e in something that interests you, be good to yourself.
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