Hit a low point

Posted , 6 users are following.

Hey guys,

Been really good for the last week or so and today started back at work again (I work as a teaching assistant!). 

Came home absolutely exhausted and very very low in mood almost out of nowhere. I just felt so emotionless and numb almost like my body and mind had just had enough - despite me feeling I was ready to go back.

Don’t know if this is the start of a relapse or just the rollercoaster of this virus but I know people have mentioned low mood but I’ve not been to bad except today.

I took everything very personally and began to look so negatively at my friendships, work success and everything despite doing the positive step of going back to work?

Any opinions on this emotional rollercoaster? Have you guys had this?

0 likes, 4 replies

Report / Delete

4 Replies

  • Posted

    I can relate. I have been sick over a year with this illness. I went through a divorce while dealing with this illness. I have went through every emotion that exists to man. Sometimes I wanted it all to end. I just keep hanging on. I tried antidepressants for a month and that made me crazy. I just keep getting up every day hoping for the best. A lot of the symptoms have left, but I still don’t feel myself. I feel like I have lost part of me. I miss sleep more than anything. I can only get 4-5 hours a night. I work 12 hour shifts so no sleep sucks. What I would give for 10 hours of hard sleep. Maybe one day.
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      It's okay there is hope.. and I believe you will get a good night rest soon just remember don't push yourself to hard I truly believe you will recover 100% even though it might not seem like it at the point I am at a very low point myself I'm thinking I have ms I've been very scared but I do believe you will recover and so sorry you have been going through this for so long and had such a hard time just hang in there thing will get better soon I truly believe so.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi Holly,

    The same thing happened to me when I went back. I think that you have only so much energy and when its gone you just collapse and the low mood starts or vise versa. This goes away with time or you learn how to manage it better.

     

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi Holly,

    I definitely had an emotional rollercoaster when going through this virus. So sorry you are experiencing this, it really is awful to go through and want you to know that you will get through it Holly, you really will. This kind of up-down zig-zag way of recovery is very normal with the virus, one day or week you could be feeling well and optimistic about the future, then the next it seems to come crashing down and feels like progress is lost.

    Let me reassure Holly that progress isn't lost - this is normal and there's no way you can or will go back to the starting point of this virus - each mini relapse I found generally doesn't last so long and helps you get stronger each time when you come back from it. Just cope with one day at a time and talk to someone you trust about how you feel as it's so hard to go through this and bottle things up. Be kind to yourself and don't push things too hard, and remember God is there and will bring you through - I truly believe that.

    Craig

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up