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Why aren't my depression symptoms gone?What is going wrong?

By December 12, 2012 - 2:42am
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It's gonna sound kind of crazy,but every day I struggle with falling asleep at a "normal time and getting up at a "normal" time.As the rest of my family goes to sleep around 11-11:30 PM, I am still up.And no matter how many relaxing teas I drink, or how many relaxation videos I watch I still find myself awake until 5:30 in the morning when my body just gives up and I lay down in bed to catch some sleep at last.And wake up around 2:30- 4 pm feeling extremely tired.The "crazy" part of this is that no matter how much I try to lay down and see if I'll catch some sleep I can not do so. for some reason I am afraid of falling asleep.Yes, afraid.I dont know why or how else to explain it.but it is just so.

I have been dealing with the depression the last couple of months due to the happenings of several rough patches in my life. and I unfortunately hit an all time low a couple of weeks ago.I didn't have the energy to do anything for myself or other around me.All I could do was cry myself to sleep and wake up and repeat the same day over and over again.But now I am back on track, at least I think so.By that I mean that I have more energy and take care of myself a whole lot more than I was doing.The support of my loved ones and friends have help me see a light at the end of the tunnel.I have been taking the necessary step to be fully recovered and back to myself once more.I am more happy and active .(Thank goodness I never took any prescriptions because they only make it worse to recover).

but why can't still have one rest-full night sleep?I want to live a life where I can wake up in the morning and make breakfast instead of waking up to only enjoy half of me day tired for no reason.

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Hi FaithR,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Sorry to hear how you feel.  It's great you have support from others.  But, it's also important to see a doctor and explain what you are feeling and the problems you are having at bedtime.  This all can be much better, together with medication and psychotherapy.  

Best of luck,


December 12, 2012 - 5:33am
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