This has been brought up before in things that help. Now maybe some can share how we get out of a rut to help ourselves. We all get stuck stuck at times. Curious as to what others do when stuck in that thought mode of "Why Bother?"
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@dianrib I have been experiencing memory issues from my medications, and it is very frustrating. It's mostly short term memory issues, or just getting stuck with things like names of people I definitely know. It is very frustrating at times, but when I alter my medications I have problems with my depression and anxiety. If I was confident that other medication would lessen this for me I would risk trying a switch, but I am otherwise doing very well with my Lexapro and Abilify combination. I'm not sure what to do other than I will bring it up with my psychiatrist. My heart goes out to you.
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Best to you I do woory about all these meds Said affects too some are addicting
@parus I was listening to a pydcotherapist this morning on GMA she wrote a podcast Be fine be happy I googled it sounds good she also wrote a book same title.
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can not shake sadness . No one to turn to. Age & loss of my facultiies is scary I will see my MD. I am on meds for many things, depression- anxiety . But not much good. Best to ALL . I am grateful for 46 great years with my sweet husband RIP HWR
@dianrib – thinking of you and wondering how things are going with the anxiety and depression you mentioned? How are your medications working for you?
So well said, @gingerw. We are more than our problems and we are also more than our feelings. Yeah Connect Team for words of wisdom that can stand the test of time!
@hopeful33250 ,parus,thankful Sorry I didn't answer my test came out good I did my ear exercises and wear hearing aide now thanks for caring
Just wondering about your hearing aid. How are you doing with it? Is it helping? Did it take a long time to adjust to it?
I'll probably be getting one some time this year and trying to get more information about them.
@hopeful33250 Yes the hearing aids have made a big difference .Sounds come through more clear not muffled .I have the battery kind but they have chargeable, no batteries but more expensive Thanks for all your help
I have been in a funk for theee months now. The tax season I worked through really burnt me out. I haven’t worked a full week of work since it ended and even when I do I slowly get through the day not getting much accomplished. What has anyone done to get out of this and get life back to normal. I am really struggling right now. Any help is appreciated.
Hi @socko. I’m sorry you’re having a tough time. I can relate.
Can you take a little time off? If so, maybe start off with a couple days of bed rest; then a couple or few days of calm activities you enjoy. Also, is there anyway you can simplify your life a bit? Even something small like donating things you don't use anymore?
Some people find that when they’re in a state like this, it helps to stop, rest and reevaluate things. It also often helps to get control over something in your life; even a small thing like organizing a closet or room, balancing your checkbook, or starting to eat healthier.
Maybe small things like this with give you the feeling of having control over things in your life instead of life and circumstances controlling you.
If not, keep posting and someone is sure to give you a suggestion that works for you.
@socko, these links may offer an insight to help overcome your funk. Use this information to discuss with your health care professional possible underlying medical causes you have described.
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