I must admit that I not only suffer from depression but also from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Lately I was wondering, “How do I tell the difference between depression and fatigue?” So I thought I’d look it up.
I read this article: https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/fatigue#fatigue-vs-depression
It helped me to see that depression and fatigue often get confused for being one or the other. I have been seeing that I have been saying I’m depressed but really I think it’s the chronic fatigue that has been kicking because I don’t feel sad during moments I feel like I want to do something but don’t have the energy. It’s been like this for a long time. Seeing my fatigue for what it is and not depression helps me to put things in perspective.
I have been taking ketamine infusions for depression and was going to call this doctor and tell her I didn’t think the infusions were working as well as the first time, but I think I am going to hold off. I do think the infusions are helping and I don’t want to say anything to jeopardize that.
So now we all know that depression, chronic fatigue, an fibromyalgia coexist in my little body. It’s just the matter of keeping the symptoms strait, which is not always easy to do.
What about you? Do you suffer from depression, chronic fatigue, or fibromyalgia? Please fee free to leave a comment.