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Old 03-31-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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not wanting to do anything

I reckon that i have been like this now off and on for 3 years. Basically when paxil stopped working.
The past few weeks i just want to stay home at weekends. i feel bad as my boyfriend wants to see me but i just want to stay home and not venture out.
Is this the tapering or is it me being lazy?
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Re: not wanting to do anything

It's just you being lazy. No, I'm kidding, I think it's partly the meds and partly the withdrawal/tapering effect. It probably takes awhile for motivation to come back. I'm in the very same boat. Friends wanted to go to a dinner/dance charity tonight. I couldn't care lss and dancing is the last thing I felt like doing. When my friends hubby got sick and they cancelled I was sooo relieved. Of course I said "Oh that's too bad, maybe next time, that would have been fun!". Phew. Now I can sit on my couch like I wanted to all along.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:02 PM   #3
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Re: not wanting to do anything

What is it? It so hard to try and explain. Like something takes over. And it sounds so pathetic when you try and explain it to people who havent been on the drug. They dont understand.
I am not sure i do either.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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Re: not wanting to do anything

I get the feelings of wanting to be cozy and stay at home a lot, especially in the evenings, I'm a homebody. But this is different because I'm not particularily enjoying myself at home either. I'm blah everywhere! I get *excited* to stay home and be cozy, but not with this feeling. I just can't be bothered to go out.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:23 PM   #5
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Re: not wanting to do anything

It is rubbish isnt it? I am even finding going to work a chore. normally i love work but i cant be bothered at the moment.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:35 PM   #6
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Re: not wanting to do anything

This is very interesting...man I used to be (oh so long ago-- haha, like a month) that way BIGTIME and now all of a sudden I feel like I'm getting my second wind. It's like an awakening. I've got my Calendar section (LA times) all spread out in front of me and IM MAKIN PLANS. I bought Laker tickets today to see them play Dallas only bc I love Lamar Odom (Khloe Kardashian & Lamar-- I know lame but I LOVE HIM!). Its like if i FEEL IT, IM GONNA DO IT! You'll get "IT" back, that zest for life. Then when you do you'll remember ughh how much everything costs and we'll all be back to where we started. Doin nothing...Lol
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:23 PM   #7
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This is very interesting...man I used to be (oh so long ago-- haha, like a month) that way BIGTIME and now all of a sudden I feel like I'm getting my second wind. It's like an awakening. I've got my Calendar section (LA times) all spread out in front of me and IM MAKIN PLANS. I bought Laker tickets today to see them play Dallas only bc I love Lamar Odom (Khloe Kardashian & Lamar-- I know lame but I LOVE HIM!). Its like if i FEEL IT, IM GONNA DO IT! You'll get "IT" back, that zest for life. Then when you do you'll remember ughh how much everything costs and we'll all be back to where we started. Doin nothing...Lol
You sound like you're feeling really great!!! So happy for you!
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:41 PM   #8
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Re: not wanting to do anything

I have been this way for the last year On Paxil - it has been since my taper that I got spurts of energy to go do anything. BUT this week.......I am feeling like I am going back into the old pattern of being on the couch.

Today, I ate and showered....and thats really about it. Almost 6pm. I really feel bummed at myself but I have a feeling tomorrow will come and I will try to make up for it....I force myself at times.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:25 PM   #9
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Re: not wanting to do anything

don't feel alone, this has been me for the past 7-10 days. Lots of excuses but none of them valid. Going in circles, repeating the same pattern, having a real hard time getting out the door. I am stashing the course but the road os bumpy!
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:52 PM   #10
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Re: not wanting to do anything

Yep, this is me most days, and has been for a long time. I try and try, but revert back to being boring. There are glimmers now that I'm tapering, just live in hope that one day soon they will be more than glimmers and I'll be back out there...
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:54 PM   #11
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You will be and so will I. We just have to plod through some thick heavy walking for a bit.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:00 PM   #12
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Re: not wanting to do anything

i am so tired..so i think that plays a part of me just wanting to stay home..ect..
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:53 PM   #13
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Re: not wanting to do anything

Hmm now I'm feeling a bit of a fool. You guys are talking in terms of days, week, months...well mine goes for a year or so. Been bed ridden and I stay on my computer all day. I've gone out maybe once for a couple of hours but that's been it. Thx Lyme and Celexa *shakes fist in air*
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:56 AM   #14
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Re: not wanting to do anything

LOL - I remember those days! For quite a while getting dressed was a huge deal - "I got dressed!" I would say, mentally patting myself on the back and that would be it, the goal of the day was accomplished. It was sooo nice when the desire to do things started to come back little by little and it will come back for all of you too. Go with the flow - if the best you can do is sit on the couch then so be it ........
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:33 AM   #15
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LOL - I remember those days! For quite a while getting dressed was a huge deal - "I got dressed!" I would say, mentally patting myself on the back and that would be it, the goal of the day was accomplished. It was sooo nice when the desire to do things started to come back little by little and it will come back for all of you too. Go with the flow - if the best you can do is sit on the couch then so be it ........
LOL, I breathed in and out, like hundreds of times today, and kept alive!! Honestly who says we have to do any more than that somedays? We're all doing awesome.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #16
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Re: not wanting to do anything

Aww thanks to everyone. xx
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:16 PM   #17
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Re: not wanting to do anything

Have the same lethargic and procrastination issues.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:25 PM   #18
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Re: not wanting to do anything

What you are feeling is so normal...I didn't want to do a thing when I tapered....it was awful. The house could have caved in and I could have said..."meh"....and continued watching TV on the couch.

I honestly think that it is truly your brain trying to heal and nothing else takes priority.....
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:27 AM   #19
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What you are feeling is so normal...I didn't want to do a thing when I tapered....it was awful. The house could have caved in and I could have said..."meh"....and continued watching TV on the couch.

I honestly think that it is truly your brain trying to heal and nothing else takes priority.....

thanks. that is comfort knowing that the brain is trying to heal. It makes it all worthwhile x
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:31 AM   #20
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thanks. that is comfort knowing that the brain is trying to heal. It makes it all worthwhile x
I agree
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