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Depression And Pulmonary Hypertension

Depression And Pulmonary Hypertension

I know I'm not the only one of us that is having to deal with depression as well as pulmonary hypertension. But I've been really tired lately, and I can't figure out if it's from the depression, or my pulmonary hypertension. I'm having an echo done on February 15th, so that might help me understand things better. But in the meantime, how does everyone else deal with being constantly tired?

A myPHteam Member said:

Extra sleeps helps the fatigue which often feels like depression.

posted 5 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Deannak0223
I know how you feel. I've had OH going in 14 years, am 74 yrs old. I take meds for depression so I don't think that is my reason. I always get 8to 9 hrs of sleep a night. I wake up, take my meds, eat breakfast and by 11 a. m. I'm nodding off. My dog always wakes me up about 12:30 to go outside. But during the afternoon, I might doze off 2 to 3 times. So I just go with the flow. Much easier that way.
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PatSmith

posted 6 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

@A myPHteam Member that helps a lot actually. Because even though I'm on oxygen 24/7, I try to convince myself that my disease isn't as serious as it is. So when I feel like sleeping all the time, my brain thinks I'm just being lazy. I just need to rewire my thoughts and realize that it has nothing to do with laziness, but the disease itself. I'm way too hard on myself, so when I find myself napping several times a day, I think there's something wrong with me other than the disease. Thank you everyone for making me realize I'm not alone in this.

posted 6 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I listen to my body. Some days I'm more tired than others. If I feel like I need a nap, I take it. At first, I tried to push through the tiredness and that only made me feel worse. We only have so much energy a day and when you use it your finished. I've quit pushing myself. Tiredness is a part of this disease and rest is so important. Some days I do 2 loads of laundry and cook an easy casserole and some days I have PJ days. I get up eat and talk with my daughters, and go back to bed on and off all day. I've found that I have more strength and feel so much better following a day of just resting. Our bodies need more rest because they are fighting a terrible disease. I'm not depressed. I have put my life in God's hands and now I just pay attention to what my body tells me. I hope this helps you a little. Love Robin

posted 6 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Hi BugBarb, there are some days I nap ALL Day long! When I get rested enough I will be up for awhile. I had a boost of energy this week that lasted 2days. But put me down for 3 with no energy to get to the bathroom! Ha! Ha! Ha! I got a lot done but looking at my blood sugars they varied from 450 to 30 all week. NOT supposed to be like this! I must start setting my alarm clock again to stop what I'm doing n eat. I did the Yo Yo bit before n went up to a Hemoglobin A1c of 12. Set my alarm clock n brought it down to 5.0! We ALL must pay attention to what we are eating n when! Slowly downsize your paperwork at your house. Make a place for important papers, birth certificate, marriage certificate, titles, things like that. Prayers for Easier Days ahead!

posted 3 months ago
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