Wow, It's Not Just Me?

My story's been read 40 times and not one comment? C'mon people, who's with me?

Hello everyone:  I'm sorry that we all have this in common, but it's good to know I'm not alone. I can get up at 4:00 a.m., go to work until 11:00 or so, (I'm on disability) then come home and it's like someone flips  my switch to "off". Whether I am able to get to  sleep in the afternoon or not, I have a difficult time sleeping at night. Fatigue and insomnia. I've been given a prescription medication to stay awake, and one to put me to sleep. Most of the time, neither work very well. I was declared disabled in 2004. Got a part-time job (which I really love) to supplement  income and keep my sanity.  I don't get it. I'm fine at work, the chronic pain, or get used to it a day at a time. But, fatigue is awful.  When I'm around others, I'm O.K., most of the time but  I don't want to go out, socialize, exercise, etc. Once I'm home, that's it. I won't do anything, go anywhere that I don't have to. Nothing I used to be passionate about  means anything anymore.  Has anyone overcome this?

gardinofeden gardinofeden
51-55, F
3 Responses Feb 22, 2010

Lately, I too have been low on energy. Not depressed. Just completely unmotivated. Chores and responsibilities are going undone. That is the part that gets to me. I'm a bit of an OCD cleaner but not when I'm like this. I hate this feeling.

you want the real reason nobody messages you? because nobody has energy or motivation to do it, thats why when you search in stories for "i dont have energy" there are groups created but not stories because everybody doesnt feel like writing, i myself dont want to and im 21, sooooo tire aaaaall the time, but i guess you understand, too tire to write lady, i really wish we all die soon in our sleeps

Maybe no one has responded because they haven't overcome it? Anyways I hate it when I get no comments as well so here I go. I think I've always had less energy than others. But in the past few years and being depressed along with self employed...the fatigue is much greater now. I've been working with my doctor to try and figure out what the deal is. He ran a bunch of tests to make sure it was nothing medical and it wasn't. I'm also a healthy weight/height, eat well, sleep 7-8 hours a nite and exercise. It is very frustrating when you feel like you are doing the right things and still you feel this way. And I can't tell if the depression is making me fatigued or if the fatigue is making me depressed! Very frustrating. Since you story is pretty old, how are things for you now?