TIRED OF ALWAYS FEELING TIRED
Constant tiredness or fatigue is a common complaint from depressed people. Does it affect you?
The good news is that you will not always feel this way. It will pass.
To answer this question for you I looked back to my months of depression to try and discover why I felt so tired all the time. And yes! it did pass.
These are the reasons I can think of:
- Smoking cigarettes
- Not having a job
- Loss of enthusiasm about living
- Not knowing what to do with myself
- Tired of the relationship I was in
- Lack of money
- Smoking pot
- Lack of exercise
- Poor nutrition
- Not knowing how to get out of the depressed state of mind
- Pharmaceutical drugs
My observations of others suffering from Mental Illness:
- Dependency on cigarettes
- One patient told me “I just want to get back to work”
- One patient said to me “I want something exciting to get me out of bed in the morning”
- Loss of interest doing what they liked doing before
- Staying in an unhappy relationship and not willing to let it go
- Although lack of money may cause depression, not all poor people are depressed
- Substance dependence can arise as a result of regular use of substance to lift mood
- I found that exercise can provide some relief, however slight, others don’t even want to try
- Many patients will eat junk foods and unhealthy snacks because they are just not motivated to cook or prepare healthy meals
- A patient with mental illness often cannot get outside that state of mind to gain an objective viewpoint about the illness
- Some of the patients complained that their medication was making them tired
Finally I once came across the theory that depression was connected to inflammation and I do remember one particular day when my body did feel as though there was inflammation throughout. Inflammation is an immune reaction and there is a connection between the gut and immune system. So a bad diet would put your gut microbiota out of whack! Interesting hey, that Probiotics and Paracetamol could have helped? Well, too late to try now!
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