Extreme Fatigue and Lack of Motivation
Hello, I'm Elizabeth and I've posted a couple times on here. I've had depression for many years (20). I've also had type 2 diabetes for about 9 years. Last year around this time I was let go from my job due to productivity issues. I realized at the time that my issues with work were due to my depression. My depression has gotten worse since then, to the point where I'm in bed most of the day every day. I have very little capability to get anything done, although I immensely enjoy planning to do things, like craft projects.
I am not experiencing low mood at this time. It's just the more physical symptoms of depression. I am really concerned because I truly can barely do anything. It's not laziness (although I'm sure my family thinks that). It's something else.
I take several meds: Celexa, Wellbutrin, Abilify, Metformin, Victoza, and insulin. I've also been taking Vitamin D and iron supplements.
I'm just wondering what avenue I should explore next to try to get myself going. Am I experiencing chronic fatigue? I'm not necessarily tired, although I do sleep for a long time after I have a day with more activity. Is it possibly all mental? I'm going to meet with my psychiatrist soon, within a couple of weeks. Last time he thought that the vitamins and the Wellbutrin would help, but they're not. My regular doctor often thinks that everything is tied to diabetes. Right now my blood sugar is in normal range for me.
I have several things going on. I just wondered if anyone had ideas or has experienced something like this. I've missed out on a lot of life over the past year and I've kind of had enough.