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Awake for only a couple of hours. Suffering from depression and tired to do anything. Medication for energy enhancement?

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Hi there, im not sure if you have read my last few questions ,cause i dont want to have to explain all that medical history again. Im just wanting to know is there anything that can help with my energy , i can have 18 hrs sleep be awake for a couple of hours and im so tired i can lay down and fall straight to sleep , all im doing is sleeping my life away , i dont want to be awake as i cant stand being in my own skin atleast while im sleeping i cant feel my depression anxiety panic attacks but then whats the point of living im to tired to do anything and its been like this for so long but i can tell its getting worse n worse to the point i cant even shower myself , my depression had gotton so bad i can hardley stand it anymore i just want some energy to be able to get up and have a life instead of being locked in my house alone to tired to do anything , my mum will even do my shopping , they said i had chronic fatigue and there was nothing they could do but i doubt chronic fatigue lasts over ten years, i know its to do with my depression, i would just love to wake up and be able to take a tablet thats going to give me energy so i can get thru my day , and i can start to have a life again , there is things i want to do like walk my dog but i cant cause im constantly tired beyond belief, i spend all my days in bed or on the lounge i dont communicate with anyone cause i just couldnt be bothered to tired to even talk to my friends i cant take it much longer and seriously consider sucide everyday cause thats how bad i feel , im only 44 kilos have been my whole life i think my anxiety eats up any fat well i know its my anxiety cause i have no appitite just live on juices and malted milk thats all i can keep down so basically on a liqid diet my depression and anxiety messes with my appitite . If you can help with any drugs you might recommened to help with my energy situation also any anti:depressants you think might help stronger ones than the normal sssr anti depressants as ive tried about 15- 20 of different types of anti depressants , with no success and stayed on each one for over 6 months atleast so i gave each one time to work but none ever have done anything to make me feel better, so basically is there anything that can help with my energy levels as im on 0 level of energy and have been for years , i take jeunesse am/ pm dietary supplements plus i have a nutriblast which is filled with vegies n fruits n nuts so im getting a weeks worth of fruit n vegies everytime i have one , so im trying to make sure my body is getting all the goodness it needs , but even starting that hasnt helped with my energy . Please im begging i hope you have an answer to my energy problem which is killing me slowly . Thankyou and look forward to your reply
Kind regards XXXXXXX XXXX
Posted Mon, 28 Oct 2013 in Sleep Disorders
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Medications are probably not a solution for you

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.

I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.

You have stated that you have already tried plenty of antidepressants and me advising a next one woupd make no sense. The condition you are suffering is called dysthymia. And ones this dysthymia becomes resistant to drug, further antidepressants may not help.
Here I would like to advise you a medication called ketamine which can be given IV or IM . Kitamine causes improvement in hours and is very useful.
Further to that you should enroll in cognitive behavioural tberapy sessions to increase your motivation levels.
Nutrition suppliments wont help you. You should stop taking all those and think of starting motivational therapy soon.

Hope I am able to answer your concerns.

If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.

If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer for me, so that I get a good feedback.

In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link:

Wish you good health,

Kind regards

Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
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