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Need Answer To Lack Of Energy And Depression?

Need Answer To Lack Of Energy And Depression?

My biggest problem is lack of energy and ambition. I think there is getting to be some depression also. I have hobbies and friends to see; however, I just wind up sitting in my chair reading. I keep saying I need to exercise and lose some weight, but it isn't happening. I'm procrastinating my life away!

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Linda-
You are singing my song!! Procrastination is my middle name.....I go in spurts with exercise. I always feel better after exercising and participate in a GREAT online FREE exercise program through Power for Parkinsons. An amazing non-profit that provide free you -tube daily exercise classes that focus on PD. But lately, it has been difficult, Depression definitely goes hand in hand with PD. I take an anti depressant and it does help....I also meditate.
Since I retired I have gained 10 pounds and now I am trying to lose weight again. I have battled with weight my entire life....ugh.
One thing that has helped focus me and uplift my spirits (besides music) is I started to paint. It is fun and the best thing is you don' t have to be a good drawer or anything as it is more of a pouring technique so it is unpredictable.
PD sucks.....but we have to continue to fight it and not give in. So come on- get out and see those friends of yours this weekend and be grateful for them ...... I am off today to visit some former co-workers and taking them some cupcakes!
Enjoy your weekend--and when you are feeling down or just need to vent come visit us all here at MyParkinsonTeam. There is always someone around to share some laughter or a story-
Meg

posted 16 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

That is a very good question. My blood pressure runs low usually. I will check that out. I appreciate the thoughtful answer. Thank you!

posted 15 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Have you checked your blood pressure I find if mine is to low I'm more tired and sluggish I have reduced my high pressure meds, I try to stay around 135 over 85

posted 15 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Thank you so much for the great advice. I think part of it is feeling like I'm alone. I feel so guilty when I tell friends I can't make it for our planned events. I know I'm just having a pity party, but I really need to come up with a plan. I've been thinking about writing it down on a calendar and checking it off as I accomplish it.

I will talk with my doctor to see if she has any ideas to help. Hoping the best for you and your life! 🥰

Thank you for taking the time to write.

posted 17 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hope it work for you,thanks for the hug here is one for you hope you have a great weekend

posted 14 days ago
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