Morning depression

By petronius Latest Reply 2011-09-04 20:38:03 -0500
Started 2011-08-19 08:55:07 -0500

My hard time is in the morning. I have to make myself move. I have tell myself get up you will feel much better after you push to get your routine going. Does any one else experience this? It is very difficult to get going.

20 replies

ali315 2011-09-04 20:38:03 -0500 Report

you are not alone i dont realy sleep during the night since my brain wont shut up and my mornings are the worse i feel like so out of it that i scare myself sometimes.i just pray that one day it will get better cus only our lord can help us but we also have to help ourselves.i will pray for you and within time it will get better.just have faith.

Deyasha404 2011-08-20 21:26:36 -0500 Report

I have insomnia so it is very hard for me to get up in the mornings because I haven't been long ago fell asleep. I guess that I am lucky because I have my husband to help motivate me to get up. I have so many things to do everyday, I'm glad he is there. I do notice that once I get up and move around, have a little breakfast, then things start to fall into place for me. A friend of mine used to have the same issue about getting up in the mornings. She told me she started winding down earlier in the evening so that when she lies down, she usually goes right to sleep and it helped her alot.

nanaellen 2011-08-20 20:05:34 -0500 Report

Yes yes and yes I have to force myself out of bed every day or I just won't get up at all!! Once I'm up I'm better it's just getting up that's killing me!! I think the longer I'm out of work the worse it's getting. But I'm not well enough to go back to work yet. So I just deal with it!! It's getting harder all the time though and if you figure it out please let me know!! :) Ellen

Gwen Morten
Gwen Morten 2011-08-20 15:17:38 -0500 Report

Thats me! I drag every morning, it takes me 3 alarms and then some to get me up and moving. I thought it was due to my insomnia but maybe its more. Thanks for the discussion.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-08-19 15:28:58 -0500 Report

Another thought, if you have not discussed this with your doctor, please do so. I want you to be aware that depression meds do not work overnight. They do not work like pain relievers. It can can 2 weeks to 6 weeks for the levels to get built up in your system. It is important to take them everyday and don't think just because you are doing better you can stop them. Also, there are 3 or 4 classes of depression meds and it can take some time and experimentation to find out which works for you. Do not become disheartened. My life and outlook over the past 15 years has been better than any other time of my life. The stuff I said about taking them even when you feel better is from experience. Use my experience (and wisdom!) instead of finding out for yourself. Jim
PS: Had I not received treatment, the profile picture of me holding my grandson would not have happened!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-08-19 12:50:07 -0500 Report

I do my wake ups with Effexor XR. I use to take it in the AM and found I was wiped out by 2pm. Now, I take it with my evening meal. sleep better and wake up better.

petronius 2011-08-19 13:57:00 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing with me what works for you. Gives me hope

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-08-19 15:22:11 -0500 Report

The main problem I had was that I have suffered from depression for as long as I can remember. It wasn't until a divorce almost put me over the edge that I sought help and was diagnosed with clinical depression and SAD. I was delighted to be finally able to put a label on myself of why i didn't seem quite right. Now, I am perfect! :) go ahead, laugh!

Darrin D
Darrin D 2011-08-19 22:48:09 -0500 Report

I get depressed every now and then. Like you Jim, it is mainly over my divorce. But, I did get over the edge. I left the house one night to let things cool off, without realizing it, I ended up 300 miles from home. My real depression comes from not seeing my son as much as I used to. But we have been working together on that ( my ex and I ). Yall take care, Darrin

ash99 2011-08-19 22:18:40 -0500 Report

I'm with you Jim!! I had problems with depression for a long time, but just recently my Psychiatrist changed my meds from Effexor XR to Abilify. Now I am realizing that with my sugar levels being high, it was causing my depression to be worse! Since my eating habits are better and my levels are coming down, my depression has been some better!! Try the meds, they really do work!!

realsis77 2011-08-19 09:37:28 -0500 Report

YES! I've had this problem for years, then I got put on an antidepressant called prestique. It has helped me sooo much espically in the morning! Before I could hardly get up. Now I actually wake up early! I take it at night and I can't stress enough how much it has helped me. Its different than other antidepressants most other antidepressants work with only the sertoine in the brain (s s r I) this one works with BOTH seritoine AND dopamine and its changed my life! Like a light has been turned on for me. I've tried other antidepressants and honestly they made me even more depressed and tired but PRESTIQUE is soooo different. Taking it at night helps with any sleepiness that might come with the medicine and I wake up actually refreshed! I could NEV ER say that before! I've suffered for 20 years so I'm NOT new to the world of antidepressants and I swear this one is a Godsend! It started to work almost immeditatly! I feel human again in the morning now! My regular general doctor perscribes it for me. Its been a miricle! I was finally tired of being sick and tired! I've tried at least 15 other different antidepressants and they were all alike. But not PRESTIQUE its truely different. Id talk to my doctor and see if this might be something that could help you also. But remember prestique is the only different one that works with the dopamine in the brain so do not accept other antidepressants because they won't work like prestique. I wish you the best and God bless!

ash99 2011-08-19 22:26:09 -0500 Report

I have to talk to my Dr. about prestique. I have never heard of it and I have been on all different kinds of antidepressants for over 20 yrs. My mother had parkinson which is a lack of dopamine and I wonder if that would help me with my depression. My worst time is in the mornings. Thanks for sharing!!

Marytea 2011-08-19 09:08:06 -0500 Report

I am retired so maybe my circumstances are a little different. To help me get up and out of bed, I put 2 things in my life that I love (besides my family, of course): a cockatiel who starts calling me early and volunteering at my local food pantry. Keeping that program running takes much time and gives me great satisfaction. Maybe you can find something to do that makes you feel better. I will be thinking of you. Best wishes.

petronius 2011-08-19 13:58:56 -0500 Report

I have a dog who wags his tail fast..he helps me start the day.

Marytea 2011-08-19 18:52:57 -0500 Report

There ya go. Take him for a walk, toss the ball for him. You will be fine. Partial quote from St Augustine, "All things shall be well, all manner of things shall be well…"

petronius 2011-08-20 14:30:36 -0500 Report

Seeing you mentioned st.Augustine, I will let you know that I am a retired priest. I love chatting with others,making new friends.

granniesophie 2011-08-19 09:00:38 -0500 Report

True statement-but mine is 'cause I don't want to go to work! Nothing good ever happens there :) But I get up to see wagging doggie tails and it makes me feel better!