Depression Slump


I’m going through a depression slump right now. I can tell because I am sleeping half the day away and not wanting to get out of bed even when I do finally wake up. I don’t feel like writing, creating art, talking to anyone, or simply functioning. I want to stay in bed and either sleep my life away or curl up under all my heavy blankets and leave reality behind.

I have some important appointments coming up soon (my Ehlers Danlos testing and my SSDI hearing top the list), but right now I don’t even care about those things. I don’t feel like doing them and the thought of dealing with them is overwhelming. I hope this slump passes soon.

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Hi! I am an artist, author, and blogger who also happens to have Asperger’s Syndrome. I have won several awards and honors for my writings and artwork. I suffer from a few severe mental illness and chronic pain conditions (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Ehlers Danlos, Degenerative Disc Disease, etc.), which greatly affects my life and makes me want to advocate for others going through similar things. Other interests of mine include reading, writing, drawing, watching cartoons and movies, collecting toys, hanging out with my family, and annoying my 3 cats.

23 thoughts on “Depression Slump”

  1. Sorry you’re feeling under the weather. Or should I say “under the blanket”?

    I love the pic you chose for this. The expression on the woman’s face says it all. That’s an easy 1000 words right there at least.

    Hope you feel better soon. 🙂

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      1. Been there and am there at times (maybe even now). It comes and goes. It is hard to get yourself to believe it when you are in it. But it does. It naturally goes away. It is just that time when it is happening. That is a bit annoying.

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  2. I hope it passes soon too. I had the same thing over December and my mother couldn’t understand what was going on… I’m not sure if it was couldn’t or wouldn’t understand though. Thinking of you.

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  3. Sorry you are feeling this way

    I hated when depression entered my life after my car accident and complex PTSD. I fought with depression at times. It would take days to unravel it and start living again.

    Aerobic exercise helped me at times. Even when my brain was frozen, anxious or terrified, my legs would still move.
    It was the one place where I could get my mind to engage again

    Also look at your expectation, gratitude and attitude.

    I would follow my depression backward trying to find the source.

    Most of the time it started with a thought I was doing without, losing or feeling overwhelmed with life. Maybe triggered or an event that made me feel unworthy.

    Depression and PTSD thrive in sedentary, isolated behavior.

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  4. I completely understand how you feel. For me this is an everyday feeling. I don’t do anything all day because I don’t have a job, I didn’t finish my degree and I have lost all passion for my hobbies. But this is not about me though. I hope you get through this slump. I am new to your blog but I can tell you are an extremely talented individual. I can also sense that you are strong, and will get through this slump. Thank you for writing this and for your blog. It is nice to read posts and see that someone else is going through the same thing I’m going through and gives me hope for beating it.

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I am so sorry you deal with this too and that it has stolen so much from your life as well. I often feel like I have lost most of who I used to be due to my mental and physical illnesses, but that only makes me feel worse lol, so I try to focus on what I do have left – like my love for art and writing. I do sometimes get so depressed I even lose passion for those too, which is actually quite dangerous when you lose interest in the things that keep you going. Again, I am so sorry you experience this too 😦

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