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  1. I switched from Sertraline to Fluoxetine (Prozac) a few days ago after my psychiatrist wanted to test it out. He said Fluoxetine (Prozac) might give me a boost due to my very low energy and fatigue (combination of factors from depression and long-haul COVID-19). Are you still using it? How has it been so far?
  2. I was going to write a long post but I just don't have the time nor energy. The past few months since I was infected with COVID-19 have been very difficult. From brain fog to extreme exhaustion and fatigue that never seems to go away with rest. All on top of my second bout of depression in my life. It's exhausting trying to keep up with a job at the same time. My body is so tired.
  3. Working and studying for my difficult certification exams while going through both my 2nd bout of depression and long-haul COVID 19 is so exhausting... I feel so tired.
  4. A lot of people have been making comparisons to long haul COVID and Fibromyalgia. There is a hypothesis that a virus might trigger Fibromyalgia and long-haul COVID-19 patients are experiencing something very similar. I am experiencing it and I hate it. I feel so exhausted. It does mirror Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I feel so exhausted now and I really wish I didn't have to work.
  5. I have been suffering from Long Haul COVID-19 for several months now. I always feel exhausted and sleep never feels refreshing. No matter how long I sleep I always feel tired.
  6. I've been suffering from Long Haul COVID-19 from months. I am too tired. Sleep never makes me feel rested. I was asleep for 11 hours last night but my back is still in pain and I feel like I can barely sit up straight.
  7. Ever since I got COVID-19 back in March 2021 I have been feeling tired. Depression makes me tired too. But lingering COVID-19 "long-haul" effects still affect me despite the months that have passed since I got the virus. So I feel the effects from both depression and long-haul COVID-19. I feel exhausted all the time. I was asleep for most of the weekend. Sleeping at night and the afternoons yet I still feel so tired...It's making me miserable since I can't get much done and I worry about my performance at work. I literally just wake up, go to work for 10 hours, have dinner and sleep right after dinner. I feel so exhausted that I wake up the next day. I hardly feel refreshed. I am suppose to be studying at home too for certification exams and other exams required by my job but I just feel way too tired. There's "regular" tiredness that everyone goes through and there's the unusual level of exhaustion I am experiencing. I have felt exhausted many many times in my life of course. But there's something unusual about what I am going through right now after getting infected (then recovering) from COVID-19. The exhaustion is unbearable. I am not the only one going thru this phase. A lot of people who were infected with the virus are reporting a similar phenomenon. It's being called "Long-Haul" COVID-19. Strangely it was a mild infection (but still quite painful) from the "vanilla" Wuhan coronavirus strain but the effects have been lingering for several months now. It's almost comparable to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After so many months of this it's been taking a toll already. I literally sleep through most of the weekends and barely feel rested on Mondays. On weekdays I feel tired during work. I literally now just wake up go, to work, and fall asleep after work. There isn't any time for anything in between anymore and it's agonizing. Making things worse I still have regulatory and certification exams to take for my job and it's so difficult to study when I feel so exhausted.
  8. Ever since I got COVID-19 back in March 2021 I have been feeling tired. Depression males me tired too. But lingering COVID-19 "long-haul" effects still affect me despite the months that have passed since I got the virus. So that's a double effect for me. I feel exhausted all the time. I was asleep for most of the weekend. Sleeping at night and the afternoons yet I still feel so tired...It's making me miserable since I can't get much done and I worry about my performance at work.
  9. I can't stop thinking about the future. Both good and bad. Years ago I remember reading a Wait But Why article titled "Your Life in Weeks". I keep reflecting on that. Our lives are short when we think of our lives in terms of weeks. And that can be quite depressing. Putting our whole life in weeks on a grid puts things into perspective (Just Google Your life in weeks. There are many calculators online). But it's a stark reminder of how little time we actually have.
  10. I can't stop thinking about the future. Both good and bad. Years ago I remember reading a Wait But Why article titled "Your Life in Weeks". I keep reflecting on that. Our lives are short when we think of our lives in terms of weeks. And that can be quite depressing. Putting our whole life in weeks on a grid puts things into perspective (Just Google Your life in weeks. There are many calculators online). But it's a stark reminder of how little time we actually have.
  11. Depressed, anxious, and mostly tired after getting COVID-19. Although I have recovered, it still lingers. A lot of COVID-19 long-haulers are experiencing this. On a better note, I saw the psychiatrist for the first time in years. I beat depression in 2016 for the first time after seeing the psychiatrist. Now that I feel it coming back it's good I did.
  12. Yeah same. Over the past year I have been coming to Depression Forums more often to read people's posts. I think I should go back and see a psychiatrist. These days most doctors' schedules are full due to the spike in people seeking mental health help because of the pandemic and all the ways that has affected people's lives.
  13. Stressed, anxious, maybe depressed. I don't feel right.
  14. Today in 2021, I sometimes feel those same patterns of depression returning now and then. Maybe it's a side effect of the pandemic and what everyone around the world has to deal with. But it's odd. Isolation (which is necessary at times these days) can contribute to making depression worse yet i feel a strange solace and comfort in isolation. These patterns may have some influence in making me feel those same patterns of depression I felt many years ago during my battles with depression that lasted years. 2 years ago another member had asked me about how I beat depression. Medication was a large part of that. Here was my response then: I read my response today and reflected on it. Indeed the opposite of depression isn't "happy". It's clarity. Clarity in our thoughts.
  15. I just want to get it off my chest. I keep ruminating unhealthily about work. Journaling helps. I find it difficult to care about my job these days if it wasn't for the money. Thankfully, I feel a bit better today.
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