Scary Thoughts, troubling or normal?


This is related to my previous question in a way, along with the listlessness, the insomnia, lack of will and just tired behavior, I am getting these feelings that I used to get when I was younger.
I just feel like … not like dieing but like I want to go home go to bed and never leave. Just stay there forever, just sleep and never get up. Its weird but sitting at my desk after the talk with my boss about a raise I actually thought I’d rather just quit, go home and sleep forever rather than try and work harder or keep up with my current workflow. Like it should be validating but it just feels troublesome.
Are these thoughts the kinds that I should worry about?

Category: Tags: asked September 3, 2015

4 Answers

I wrote an answer to your previous question but I want to add that maybe you should see a therapist. You need someone to help you and to get to the bottom of your issues. Trust me most of them are great help
Sounds like depression to me but not something to worry about too much unless you actually do it. Do you love your job? If not you may want to consider finding one you do enjoy.
I have those same feelings. I'm 16, so I guess it could just be 'cause of high school stress and all that. But I don't think so. I get these feelings that I just want to go lie down somewhere (most likely my bed) and just sleep forever. Like I have things I want to do, I like to do, but I have no motivation or reason to do any of them. I feel like I have no direction in life. I have no idea what I'm going to do when I move out, no idea where I'm gonna want to live (city, country, etc.). Nothing. Not only do I have no idea, I have no motivation of trying to figure it out. I literally have no future dreams or goals.

That sounds like something worth seeing a doctor for. It's not easy! Some of it might be situational. But that kind of apathy builds and tends to get worse. Because I don't know you or what you have tried, I have some blanket recommendations. You know what you have and haven't done. I don't want to make you feel more frustrated by suggesting things you know don't work!

Try diphenhydramine (Unisom, Benadryl) or melatonin for sleep. They may help, they may not. But they're pretty cheap ($5-10), prolific, and nonaddictive. (I used to work in a pharmacy. If you have any questions about these, just talk to a pharmacist at the store.)

Your earlier post said you were really stressed about taking care of your mom. I dropped out of school briefly to take care of my mother. How dedicated you are to her care is a very personal decision--but you're not obligated to. I would talk to your family or professional services to see if anyone else can step in.

My final advice is to see a psychiatrist and therapist. Being between a rock and a hard place can make you feel that way. Just make sure that you feel safe. You may find meds take the edge of while you're in this position. And talking to someone who can professionally help is never a bad idea.

Feel free to message me if you want to talk. I know I can't "cure" what's going on, but I would be happy to listen.