Depression causes lack of motivation

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Not necessarily the negative things, which we all tend to put off, but just the daily tasks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> life. I had never thought <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> motivation as a manifestation of MS, but maybe it is. for myself, my motivation is the pitts, and has been getting worse very slowly over the past couple of years. I had tied that to fatigue, and that does make sense, as it's much easier to lack motivation if you also lack energy, which I sure do.
B12 and iron deficiencies would be the two most common causes for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>motivation</span> and energy, but there are others. All you'd have to do to confirm that would be to go to the doctor and have a blood test.
Severe, untreatable depression Suicidal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>motivation</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> energy Poor memory Lowered level of intelligence Life with no future Feelings of worthlessness I do not feel sorry for myself at all I am angry about this whole situation and just want it to end. Other than my grown son, I feel no other reason to be around. I don't even like re-reading this, I sound pathetic and I don't like that. I want to feel upbeat again, at least sometimes.
When it comes to chronic pain, at least a third of patients have no identifiable cause, and a significant number receive diagnoses (such as fibro) that are best treated as a probability-based diagnosis rather than a definitive diagnosis. Finally in a number <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> cases there are several separate causes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> the chronic pain condition, all <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> which need treatment in order to significantly reduce the pain.
The emotional abuse and blatant disregard by the majority of general practitioners and endocrinologists over the suffering experienced by untreated/incorrectly treated thyroid patients and their <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> compassion over the fate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> these patients. 3. Stubbornness of general practitioners and endocrinologists to treat patients suffering from hypothyroidism with a level of medication that returns the patient to optimum health.
I actually made an appointment with my psy doc to talk. I'm fresh out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> reasons I don't take care <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> things, and clean out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>motivation</span> to fix this myself. Hoping another med isn't the answer. Can't wait to hear what this doc says. He's not impressive, I really to need to find another... but that is just one more thing to deal with :).
I have been on 100mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> Topamax since the end <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> April. I immediately experienced the loss <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> appetite. I seaked the advice of a naturopath to use it to my advantage because I had about 80 pounds to lose. I see him every Friday and since then, I have lost 43 pounds...:-) It has not been difficult. It seems like he weight is coming off on its own now. I don't crave anything. I'm hoping to reach my goal by January.
I read through your post and feel that you could be suffering from a combination <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> medical problems and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>motivation</span> in life. Dry hair, dry scalp, constipation, feeling depressed etc can be signs of low thyroid function. Low testosterone is another possibility. Other causes could be anemia and diabetes. Apart from this adolescents of your age need a drive or motivation in life. You must hae a goal (professional, personal, social etc) and work towards it.
I was studying abroad for a master's degree when the flare up set in and decided to fly home to my parents to get proper health care and support. Eventually I had to pull myself out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my program due to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> health improvement, so here I am, June 19th living at home and still not feeling myself. My symptoms have improved but I have little motivation and always feel weak and fatigued. I am not myself and do not know if I am fatigued from my disease or do I have depression?
I try to check in with myself if I am depressed and some days yes. Some days just not focused enough to do a job search. Most days I have a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>motivation</span>. I beat myself up for being a lazy slug but I really deep down don't think I am. I don't know if my doctor is thru Mary Shoman but after reviewing her strategy, it is the same methods. I just started a few weeks ago and he diagnosed me with Hashimoto's after the first round of testing.
I think that post tx depression, lethargy, brain fog, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>motivation</span> seem to be the biggest complaints. Mine have lasted over three years beyond finishing tx, and I am SVR. I truly believe that the interferon changes the brain chemistry, and possibly also the nerve circuits and pathways, thus causing a wide array of post-tx complaints long after the drugs have cleared from our systems.
I wonder how many people finish a long tx and DO NOT experience this funk, post-tx depression, black hole, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>motivation</span>, and whatever else you might call it? From what I have been reading on the forum over the past few years, this strangely timed depression seems fairly common, and seems to hit sometime after a month or so beyong the ending of tx. I really have to believe that it is an interferon induced issue.
What you describe sounds more like depression than anxiety, but you can have both. But your numbness, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> feelings, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>motivation</span> and irritability all point to depression. Depression can cause anxiety. I would see a professional for a diagnosis as to exactly what is going on, and go from there. Therapy is very effective, because there is always a root cause for our depression and/or anxiety.
and right now as I type this....I'm thinking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> a way to get hold <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> another prescription. The depression that goes with this is horrible. The physical pain is much easier to handle. There is nothing worse than waking up at 4:00 am and knowing I have no pills to take to get my day going. and there is no better feeling than waking up at 4:00 am with a supply of pills and knowing I can pop about 4 and get going and have a normal day. Ha! I guess I don't even know what normal is anymore.
Fever, body aches, muscle aches, headache, brain fog, loss of apatite, hungry, fatigue and or tired, insomnia, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>motivation</span>, itching, wanting to isolate, easily irritated, eyes dry and or burn. Please add others if you can think of them. My side effects include fatigue and tired, use to be insomnia. lack of motivation, I am ok once I get started; it’s just hard to get started. HUNGRY. Itching usually starts about 3 hours after I take Ribo.
So much of what you describe sounds like depression or a chemical imbalance -- the fatigue and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>motivation</span>. Also the flare-ups <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> anger and discontent and then times <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> feeling good seem consistent with depression. Having been to the deepest depths of depression I empathize with you if this is in fact what the cause of your troubles are. Do you have a doctor who is familiar with depression that might be able to rule this out? I am sending good thoughts and energy your way.
Whether the pain is because of depression. Whether he require to take any particular medicine for the purpose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> reducing pain and to balance his harmones. He says that he do not require depression medicine now. Whether Psychiatrist can suggest any such medicine. I want to know details about the harmonal changes. Whether pshycitrics can give medicine for scutal pain also.Please advise.
During a withdrawal and recovery period from opiates most people report high levels <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> anxiety and bouts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> depression and lethargy, a malaise <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> sorts that comes and goes over a period of months after quitting. The energy you report having is a bit puzzling to me. You have the right idea though! Exercise can really help expedite the recovery process and elevate your mood. I am on day 139 of quitting subutex (which I took for almost a year to get off of vicodin and lortabs.
Only 34% of the patients who had a significant increase in depression cleared the hepatitis C virus from their blood at 24 weeks, as compared to 59%-69% of patients with milder increases in depression. The effect <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> depression on viral clearance persisted even after adjusting for factors known to affect treatment outcome, such as viral genotype, or whether medications had to be reduced." http://tinyurl.
As to what works on depression I would not list it here because if things are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> that much concern then its neccessary to speak to a psychiatrist. Living a healthy lifestyle is a great idea. But please don't confuse medication with illegal drugs. and not all natural remedies are healthy either. Talk therapy certainly isn't harmful. That doesn't mask the actual problem. Why not approach psychiatry with an open mind?
Im so glad i found opiates, and as for the side effects like a little bit <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>motivation</span>, constipation, lower sex drive, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> course being dependent on them and having to bring them everywhere you go or be in a world of severe withdrawal, yeah every addict has that, but that stuff is such a small sacrifice for peace of mind.
They can link low levels of seratonin to hormonal influctuations but they refuse to link birth control (which causes unnatural hormonal influctuations) to low levels <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> seratonin. Whatever. To all <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> the women on here who are opening up and speaking out about these issues, I applaud you and ask you to speak louder and to more people. Especially those people in the medical field.
Like your daughter, I also find it hard to let people into my life as I find it difficult to trust people after my father left eight years ago. Due to my depression I also feel a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>motivation</span> to do much and because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> this I had to drop out of school. My sleeping pattern changes often. for almost a week I was sleeping during the day, and fully awake at night.
Well I broke down & took 100mg on Sunday for some pain I got after cleaning the house so I'm on day 2 without. I felt like crap when I woke up on Sunday and all day after til about 30 min after I took them. Right now, I feel a serious lack of energy & motivation, but otherwise feeling ok. I do want to take them just to have some energy, but do not feel like I need to.
I'm disappointed in myself for getting this way, disappointed in the medical industry for making me this way (another story), disappointed in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> sympathy by people that do not know the all consuming feeling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> narcotic withdrawal and disappointed that I'm this concerned with all of it. I tried to be honest - it got me nothing more than I had. It's like telling your boss you stole something...offering to return it and getting fired and prosecuted for your honesty.
your mood trends, any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lack</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>motivation</span>, sadness, anxiety, etc, that you are experiiencing. It's also imperative for you to tell him about the self-harming and how your thought processes work. for example, you need to tell him if you have racing thoughts, intrusive (scary) thoughts, etc. Don't get too caught up worrying about giving the doc EVERY piece of information...he will lead the questions and ask for information that is important in the assessment process.
I have been taking gleevec 400 mg since Aug 2012. It still gives me all kinds of grief with multiple side effects. Taking Gleevec before bedtime to lessen the nausea gives me sleep problems. Taking Gleevec with a meal and a full 8 oz of water seems to work the best for me. Other side effects are cold chills, hair loss, change in voice box, skin problems, shortness of breath, no motivation, lack of energy, & mild depression.
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