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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

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Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

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Hi. I'm sorry you're struggling so much some days. I agree with Kris that a visit to your doctor would be helpful - her other suggestions are really good also. Sometimes a severe lack of Vitamin D or anemia can affect us with fatigue, as can depression. Hopefully, your doctor can help or refer you to someone who can. It's interesting that some days you feel on top of the world - that means the depression isn't always there. A doctor can help you figure that out.

I take medications for depression and anxiety and they are helpful. Plus, I always feel better when I get outside for even a little while (as Kris mentioned). I know that's sometimes very hard to do when you're depressed.

I hope you can get help and start feeling better in every way.

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I think if you haven't already you need to make an appointment with your Dr and tell him/her exactly what is going on.

It would be very helpful if you keep a diary for each day, including what you did, and also how you felt. Spreadsheet format is the easiest form for them to quickly analyze it.

As you have mentioned, if you move around you feel better. I would be inclined to ensure that you go for AT LEAST a 5 minute walk initially, or longer if you can, and do it daily. Getting out in the fresh air and daylight can and does help with depression. If all you can manage is going to the mailbox and back, good, do it! If you can do it more than once in a day, better still :-)

Ensure that you are eating a healthy balanced diet, with plenty of dark leafy greens .... as well as lean protein, healthy fats (Olive oil, avocado and nuts are fantastic) and wholegrains, and get plenty of fruit/veggies into your diet - make them a rainbow of colour. Sardines and salmon (fresh or canned) are also excellent foods to eat to help because they are an excellent source of protein as well as containing very healthy fats. Fish Oils are often suggested to help improve mood.

Good luck, and keep in touch.
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Some days I'll move around and feel on top of the world. But, some days are just- I feel horrible, I don't do anything. I need help

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