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Old 05-21-2012, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Sometimes people who have adrenal gland or thyroid problems are extremely tired all of the time and have to fight to get through the day. Depression is also a symptom of these issues. I would get checked out for any underlying physical issues first, and then go to the psychological ones.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:41 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Make sure the iron level is normal too--iron poor blood can make you really lazy and unmotivated.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:31 PM
 
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Go back to whomever prescribed your meds and tell them what you are experiencing. Also, see your MD, make sure that you do not have any sort of medical condition. Also, sometimes b vitamins can help w/ energy....whatever you do...do something. Also, if you do start getting energy back, take small steps. Do your dishes, but maybe leave the floors. If you have someone coming over once in awhile it can sometimes get you out of a slump...it makes you want to have your place clean and welcoming....that sometimes helps. First though, get to your professionals.
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Hello everyone,

I'm just wondering.. If someone has no energy at all, and would rather spend his/her time alone, laying on the couch.. doing nothing.

If he/she hates housework; laundry, vacuuming, doing dishes, folding clothes.. etc

and also hates studying for exams and doing assignments
and barely attending lectures.. mostly at lease 15 mins late.
Hates preparing food and would rather eat snacks all day.
and hates doing house repairs or grocery shopping.


How can you tell if this person is:

1- suffering from decreased energy, a common symptom of depression.

2- has a chronic fatigue, that could be caused by underlaying physical illness

3- Just plain lazy! ... As they have been like that since they were little, and used to get arguments with mom and dad over room-cleaning, dishes in the sink etc



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Please keep in mind that this person IS diagnosed with depression, and been taking a large dose of an anti-depressant that was told to be known for energy boosting.



Any thoughts
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:16 PM
 
Location: earth?
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I'm voting for laziness in this case.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I've never heard of a mood enhancing drug that provides energy as well ... usually it's the opposite, makes you sleep more.

Depression is a horrible thing to live with- therapy can be so valuable to ones life, and is a fantastic source for new guidance, getting to the root of concerns, and issues, and even provide insight, and inspiration ...


What about other tests- for Sjogrens Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, an ailment not diagnosed as of yet ? If someone is that lethargic and/or lacking motivation, they should see a doctor.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:52 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Kitty: chronic fatigue is more about the inability to physically pick yourself up out of bed. It's not so much "i don't want to", it's really about you can't get out of bed to save your life. Or you find that it takes you longer and longer to muster the energy to get up in the morning. Other signs: disturbed sleep. Sleep apnea resulting in your waking up at night gasping for breath. Trouble focussing your attention and staying organized. A sense of being overwhelmed all the time.

Most doctors don't test for chronic fatigue (adrenal fatigue). You need to find a doc or a naturopath who administers the Adrenal Stress Index Test. You can google it + your town, to see what comes up. This is a very serious condition.

If you've always been undisciplined about chores, that's obviously another matter.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:09 PM
 
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In the Blood Type Diet book, the author mentions that Blood Type B has a tendency to suffer from chronic fatigue, and/or fatigue after big meals.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Originally Posted by lil kitty View Post
Hello everyone,

I'm just wondering.. If someone has no energy at all, and would rather spend his/her time alone, laying on the couch.. doing nothing.

If he/she hates housework; laundry, vacuuming, doing dishes, folding clothes.. etc

and also hates studying for exams and doing assignments
and barely attending lectures.. mostly at lease 15 mins late.
Hates preparing food and would rather eat snacks all day.
and hates doing house repairs or grocery shopping.


How can you tell if this person is:

1- suffering from decreased energy, a common symptom of depression.

2- has a chronic fatigue, that could be caused by underlaying physical illness

3- Just plain lazy! ... As they have been like that since they were little, and used to get arguments with mom and dad over room-cleaning, dishes in the sink etc



--------------
Please keep in mind that this person IS diagnosed with depression, and been taking a large dose of an anti-depressant that was told to be known for energy boosting.



Any thoughts

I rule out chronic fatigue because that doesn't sound correct. All that stuff you mentioned, I do with exception of laying on the couch. I have diagnosed depression/chronic (surprise). I also take medication that basically does nothing. I pretty much hate everything and would rather do nothing. Only reason why I'm voting laziness is because "they have been like that since they were little" part. Most very depressed people I know, did not start out like this from birth or anything. I used to never be like this. If not for that highlight part, I would say it really is depression.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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Make sure the iron level is normal too--iron poor blood can make you really lazy and unmotivated.
Don't mean to hijack the thread, but personally I've got most of the symptoms of low iron, yet have been tested for it (and bunch of other things) repeatedly and everything comes back normal, except for slightly low blood sugar. Getting up and going in the mornings is extremely challenging and has been for as long as I can remember...for me it's really a physical issue/lack of energy rather than mental, and doctors tend to not be too helpful...
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