Follow Us

Anybody ever get tired of trying to reach out, so you just stop and hibernate instead?

Lately my depression and anxiety has been a LOT worse... Ever since this summer started, and I started working full time and living with a couple roommates. My depression is so bad that all I want to do is hide in bed all day everyday... and if I didn't have this job, I probably would be doing that. I'm constantly on the verge of tears, irritable and just down... I see the doctor tomorrow, and will probably have to have my prozac dose upped. Anyway, Does anybody else get to that point where they just have tried talking to their friends and family about it so much, to get comfort and support (which they usually give), but you just end up stopping reaching out because your are afraid you annoy them, or you feel stupid, or you're just flat out too tired to try reaching out anymore? Because that's about where I'm at... I'm tired of talking about it and trying to explain what it's like... I just want to curl up in bed and hide from the world. Anybody else get this way? p.s. I'm not suicidal or anything like that. Just to be clear. I just have no motivation, lack of energy, and want to hermit.
Category: Anxiety 5 years ago
roadtorecoverygirl
Asked 5 years ago

Like it on Facebook, +1 on Google, Tweet it or share this question on other bookmarking websites.

I will try to reach out to friends that I've lost touch with. I think all I want to do is talk and catch up. If they answer the phone or reply to my email we'll talk for a while but then it leads to them wanting to meet up with me. I'm comfortable with a one on one or maybe a small get together but parties give me anxiety. So now its gotten to the point that I don't want to reach out to some friends anymore because I fear their disapointment. I figure my true friends will be ok with me wanting calmer social interactions. I partly have made peace with losing some friends. Time will tell if I can reconnect with them without signing myself up for uncomfortable situations.
jenstressedout
Answered 5 years ago
jenstressedout

Dear road to recovery girl... I had a nice reply and then the computer just wiped out everything I had written. I relate to everything you say and my feelings and behavior are a mirror image of yours. I've really been struggling this year and for the first time in my life I want to stay in bed, too. I'll even go without showers and food 'cause I can't handle leaving the house. I don't have a job at the moment and am job searching so there all days when I REALLY want to stay in bed and escape reality. My ability to concentrate and write uplifting and positive resumes and cover letters take all the energy I have. And I feel like such a fraud selling myself in interviews when I feel like I don't deserve to take up space on this planet. I've stopped talking about my struggles with my family and friends because they have come out and told me that I'm such a "downer." Thank goodness I was able to get a therapist and really cool and funny Psychiatrist and I have found support groups for Depression so I can listen to someone else talk about their struggles and stop thinking about myself. I feel like I'm starting to surface from the muck and numbness I've been stuck in for most of the year. I have to remember that Depression is cyclical and the hills and valleys will smooth out in time. It's not that we really want to end our lives with suicide we just want the painful circumstances to go away so we can live a happy life without all the struggles. I listen to meditation tapes during the day and some really cool positive speakers on YouTube that help me get to sleep at night. My cat has also played a big role in helping me get through some of the roughest times. I hope it is comforting to know you are not alone in your struggles. Please feel free to contact me anytime you need to talk, etc.Hang in and ride out the storm. Warm thoughts, Searching for Peace
searching for peace
Answered 5 years ago
searching for peace

curling up in bed and wallowing in depression? i'm all for it! it's weird, but i get like that a majority of the time. i don't know what i want, but i want to stay stuck in some thoughts that depress me but somehow give me a fleeting sense of going to sleep. of course, i don't get sleep unless i'm lucky..with that said, i don't work right now since i just half-quit my job (i'm in a dubious position ) but i'm working up to search for jobs, and i have a job interview tomorrow, and i have nothing prepared to say to my interviewer because they said no experience. but then i'm like, oh, right, they're going to ask the fundamental "what makes you right for this job?" kind of questions, and i have none of that prepared, even though they stated no experience and it may be that they won't ask those questions. it's making hairs fall off my temple, it's making me age more, and the point is right now, i just want to curl up and hibernate. i'll say this, you're pretty strong for having a full-time. i respect the hustle, and hibernating after a full day's work doesn't sound like a bad option some of the times.
pukingdopa
Answered 5 years ago
pukingdopa

Thanks Pukingdopa, I appreciate your encouragement. It's SO hard having a full time job. Good luck on the interview!!! I'll say a prayer!! I know how stressful interview processes can be...
roadtorecoverygirl
Answered 5 years ago
roadtorecoverygirl

Please register/login to answer this question.  Click here to login

Support us By Shoping at Amazon

JOIN ANXIETY SOCIAL NET TODAY

We are a community of people struggling with mental health issues, you are not alone!

JOIN ASN NOW

 

 

featured