Depression

Anyone who can’t physically get out of bed in the mornings because of their depression?

I have suffered depression in the past and I sometimes do not get out of bed, since losing my precious daughter in August, but I believe I am suffering from grief not depression. This is different.
I cannot see the point in anything since my child died. My bed is a safe place and I resent being disturbed by anything other than my other child.
So yes, unless there is a reason to get up, I do not.
I don't think this is unusual. Grieving is very personal. Some will keep busy and some will lose all motivation to do anything.
Presumably you have seen your doctor. Do you have some support?
Sending you hugs. You are not alone. Xx

I lost my husband to cancer and kidney failure last May..

In reply to Matella

Yes seen doctor..Just would like to come out of feeling awful..I feel it’s a combination of depression and grieving..So 2 sad things..It just takes over your life..January blues have been mentioned as well..On the grieving side.. Lost husband last May..Times are really hard for me..

Yes. I had depression after I had my daughter 22 years ago. It took me 8 years to get out of it. Now after loosing 5 family members in less than 2 years I'm the worst I've ever been. If it wasn't for the dog forcing me to get up and get him out, I would be in bed all day.
I feel the same as Matella said in this thread, I just don't see the point anymore in anything. With that said I then feel guilty that I'm alive and their not, I should be living, really living because they can't.
I can't get in to see my Gp but am waiting for online therapy. I want to be happy for their sake, but my brain just won't allow it :(

Our minds have a lot to answer for..If only they would settle and let us get on with living..

Anxiety caused by bereavement can turn into depression so easily. It's not surprising either. Losing a loved one takes all the energy or mental strength out of us, even though we may not realise it. Depression creeps up on us and we begin to wonder if life's worth living. There are many prescribed medications that can help and it's essential to see your doctor at the first onset of the problem. Not everyone gets it, and there is a lot of difference between depression and 'feeling low'. We are not cold human beings with no emotions. We have to regard whatever feelings we get as normal feelings in the circumstances and to be expected. It's the severity of the emotions that vary so much from person to person. Mornings is my worst time because now I live alone, my wife died in November last, and the silence in the house really gets to me. I am on antidepressants because that's how it has hit me. I know it is very early days yet and I have to bear up as best as I can, but it's hard isn't it? Occupation of some sort can help, but even that does not block memory. I find even the happiest memories tend to make me cry. Life seems to have passed so quickly and we are left with only memories. There is a poem that says that our loved ones don't die, 'Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not dead, I do not sleep'. It goes on to say that everything we see that is of beauty is still there with us including our loved ones. We can never be separated because nature can never be separated. I believe they have entered another dimension to which we all will go and be reunited. We have no concept of that dimension because it's way beyond our range of understanding. When we also pass then we will know. True Love can't be lost. It is not possible. Time does not limit it or memory lose it. It transcends time and space. Us humans put limits on things and time to us means a passing of events. But what I am talking about has no limits is space or time. So we are never separated from anyone; they are still there and can often make their presence felt. Blessings.

Hi
Yes it is hard bloody hard. It’s been 7 months since Margaret died and it does feel like there is no point to anything. I do work and that gives me a bit of structure but the absolute loneliness is unbearable. I still have My daughter living with me but she is due to move to her own home in March. This time last year there was 5 of us all rattling around our home come March it will just be me. I have never lived alone in my 52 years so no idea how that will go.
Take care
William

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