Can't seem to do anything. ....

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Hi, I'm writing this for some support really just reaching out to anyone with same situation going on. I'm diagnosed bipolar but not taking any medication since about September last year. I don't work and have to force myself out of bed in the morning. All day I'm just watching TV and this little voice inside me saying... don't worry things will.change soon. I know i should be going out and seeing people or exercising or something but I have zero motivation to do anything. I've watched the film The Secret so many times and feel fired up about positive thinking in the evening and make all these plans for the next day, then the next day comes and I'm in bed forcing myself to sleep until 12 noon. I don't know what I'm hoping for from this forum but I feel so lost and getting worse by the week. Any help gratefully received. Thank you for reading x

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    Hi can I ask why you are not taking any meds?  Wouldn't this help you feel a bit better?  Don't make lots of plans for the next day as this is setting yourself up to fail and putting yourself under more pressure.  How about making just 1 or 2 that you think you might be able to achieve?  You could make yourself wake up before noon and the 2nd one could be to get out of bed then.  That's enough to start with.  When you can do that you can make another one ie wash the dishes or something.  Take it slowly.  x

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    Hi Maria. May I ask why you got off your meds last September and which meds were you on. Also did you talk it out with a doctor hopefully a psychiatrist?  In the past have you had periods when you were taking meds and you felt balanced and were you able to function pretty well and were you  possibly even happy at times. I know these are lots of questions but the answers will help you and us if you don't mind. So glad that you wrote in there are lots of kind and knowledgable people on here and we all have fought our on battle in one way or another with depression of some sort. Look forward to hearing back. Diane 

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      Hi

      I was taking Lamotragine for a couple of months and felt even lower so took Sertraline and stopped after 8 weeks as felt no better. I know i should have seen doctor or psychiatrist but was too low to make appointment.

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    Hey...u not the only one...I also dealing with this, like wake up the day and just want the day it’s over just want sleep and waiting night...I have no motivation get up bed...I am in better place now if i can do it why u can’t...self esteem is very important 
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